Monday, September 15, 2014

In Sea, Plain, and Sky: Princess Mononke (1997)




“On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.”

Friday, September 5, 2014

In Sea, Plain, and Sky: Porco Rosso (1992)


“The adventures of ‘Porco Rosso,’ a veteran WW1 pilot in 1930s Italy, who has been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.”

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Companions, Ranked



Misogyny, brutality, torture, Porco Rosso still hasn’t come to my mailbox, the rest of the world appears to be falling apart, and it’s nearly premiere day, time to lighten up again, and you know what that means. But this time, it means something a little different.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Top Tier Team of Badassery



The other day, a slightly buzzed textual conversation led to me considering which recent and semi-recent TV and semi-TV characters might be regarded as all-time badasses. This further led me to play that most beloved of geeky pastimes, Zombie Survival Team, which I modified to Survival Team or Shit Going Down Team. Who made the cut, and why? Read on.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In Sea, Plain, and Sky: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)



“A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.”

Friday, June 20, 2014

In Sea, Plain, and Sky: My Neighbor Totoro (1988)


“When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.”

Monday, June 9, 2014

In Sea, Plain, and Sky: Castle in the Sky (1986)



“A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.”