Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Or, minna, Kanshasai omedetou gozaimasu! Don’t fail to be grateful to God for your life, faith, family, friends, feasting, gifts, talents, virtues, intellect, grace, health, country, possessions, and all good things which come from our Heavenly Father.
Be grateful that you’re not a character in Galaxy Express 999.
This article makes a very interesting point, and it also brings up a famous petition signed by none other than Agatha Christi to preserve the original Latin mass. Their efforts gave England and Wales special permission to use it in addition to the modern mass within their parishes.
Many are stunned today at the speed in which western civilization is collapsing. Coinciding with this is the post-conciliar crisis within the Church, the fourth great crisis of Christendom as it has been described by that great defender of orthodoxy, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan. What may not be as clear too many is the connection between the destruction of the Mass and of the collapse of the Christian west.
One man who understood this connection was Dr. John Senior, professor of English, Literature, and Classics and co-founder of the very successful Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Kansas. Dr. Senior taught for decades at the university level. He was also a convert to the Catholic faith, devoted to the traditional Mass and an attendee of Immaculata Chapel (SSPX) in St. Mary’s, Kansas.
Senior has been credited with inspiring a generation of young men and…
This post by Karandi has me reconsidering whether I was right to drop this show.
Review: Normally I would be the first to describe something like Girls’ Last Tour as dull. The plot does not exist other than two girls travelling around seemingly deserted world occasionally looking for food but mostly without any kind of direction. The two characters, while charming, aren’t anything particularly note worthy. Even the setting, post […]
TWWK of Beneath the Tangles wrote a very good article on what Christians need to think about when deciding whether to watch anime or not. I highly encourage my dear readers to peruse it. I’ve linked to it below.
Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series (Episode 4)
Since mass combat rolls didn’t need me, a ground pounder, while starfighters and starships in orbit are doing things, I decided to watch (with lowered volume) to watch Kino no Tabi’s fourth episode. This writeup was then delayed for a few days. Thank Goodness I don’t have a predetermined release schedule.
November is National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), and I always try to post something every day during this time. Here’s a reblog from the Otaku Lounge on Japanese superstitions. This post will have some which you’ve never heard of.
One of the most interesting aspects to me about visiting another country is hearing about common superstitions. No matter how logical people may seem, no matter how grounded or rational the culture, there are always things that people will do or not do, say or not say, that are rooted firmly in myth and folklore. Some, like seeing a black cat cross your path, are common to many countries, while others are much more location-specific.
You’ve probably read many posts about which anime to watch in celebration of Halloween. I missed the boat on that, but Halloween is actually part of a three day observance. An alternate name for Halloween is All Hallows’ Eve, referring to it being the night before All Saints’ Day. Today, after All Saints’ Day, comes All Souls’ Day.
And so, we ought to be thinking about the afterlife over the course of these days. While Halloween’s original purpose in time immemorial may have been for people to prepare for All Saints’ Day, the ghoulish costumes along with the emphasis on horror movies in October brings to mind hell rather than heaven. On November 1st, we think of the blessed in heaven. Today, we think instead of the poor souls who yet await the final cleansing of their souls before they enter the Pearly Gates.
I wrote a rather detailed post about some themes I discerned in the Read or Die manga. It’s now posted on Beneath the Tangles, and I hope to get back to posting twice a month on this wonderful site–the best anime blog for describing anime according to a Christian worldview. May you enjoy the post linked to below!
It’s so easy to leave up dead links or forget to update old ones. This blog’s sidebar unfortunately included a lot of dead ones. You’ll be happy to know that all the dead links are gone, links to forgotten blogs cast into oblivion, and some new sites I’m following have been added. Feel free to browse them and see whether any catch your eye!
MIB did the honor of tagging me in this little game. Thanks! Now, I have an excuse to talk about five anime girls I find attractive. There are two ways to concoct a list like this: 1) a list based on raw physical appearance or 2) a list based on a combination of appearance and personality. I have chosen the latter so as not to drive away the many female fans of this blog. This particular game had its start in the blogs Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts All Sorts, which are linked to below.
The creators probably intended for real persons to be named, but all of the movie stars I would name are well past their prime or deceased. (I’m a huge fan of old movies.) Also, my dear readers are likely more interested in anime characters than, say, classic stars of cinema like Sophia Loren. Considering the wide range of personalities among anibloggers and that 82,380 female anime characters now exist according to Anime-Planet, these “top hotties” posts tend to be more interesting than one would initially think. May my choices encourage you to check out some of the anime in which these heroines star!