Thanks Jusuchin of A Journey Through Life for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these award posts, and I have a couple of others which I need to do–including rating Spring 2019 and telling you all what I intend to do about this season. At any rate, please give Jusuchin’s blog a visit. He tends follow one or two anime a season. His choices always have plenty of action and come near to my own tastes in anime.
Here are the rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog so that other people can visit them
- Answer the 11 questions put to you by the nominator
- Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing and provide them with a new set of 11 questions to answer
- Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts
- List the rules and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo within your post or on your blog site.
Now, let me answer those eleven questions.
1) What got you into anime and how old were you?
My recollection places me at age fifteen around my sophomore year of high school. Millennials have been dubbed “the Cartoon Generation,” so it seems only natural that I would eventually discover that anime existed as a separate genre of cartoons. Coming across Vampire Hunter D and Rurouni Kenshin on Toonami kindled my interest in anime and the rest is history.
Samuru of Beneath the Tangles did a great post on one of my favorite Japanese voice actresses. Follow the link below to read his article on Megumi Hayashibara:
Below is a link to a little reflection I wrote on Boogiepop and Others. In particular, I concentrate on how the Imaginator mimics the devil and on how death might be seen as the enemy of Satan. May you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
I wish you all a very merry Christmas! Or, a very happy Christmas if you’re one of my British readers! Please enjoy this little post I wrote for Beneath the Tangles: 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: Gintama.
Two of my good friends have started a podcast. It sounds like they want to discuss books, movies, swords, anime, and manga–basically, their interests. I myself might appear on a future episode of their podcast. Why should you listen to them? They’re funny, articulate, and their interests might cross with yours. Anyway, drop by and say that Medieval Otaku sent you!
From Fr George W. Rutler’s Weekly Column Nostalgia is a selective editing of the past. For instance, there are those who wish we had today some of the architects of thirteenth-century cathedrals, but who avoid mentioning thirteenth-century dentists. In recent times, the general conceit has been the opposite of nostalgia. The philosopher Owen Barfield spoke […]
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Three weeks is a long time to go without me writing on Medieval Otaku. The Muse has gone quiet on me, and I can’t but think it has something to do with how preoccupied I have been with work and everyday cares. I am reminded of the one whose faith is sown among thorns: “And he that received the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choketh up the word, and he becometh fruitless,” (Mt. 13:22). My writing has been anything but fruitful of late. Deo iuvante, this will change in the near future.
But, human beings are mutable The curious thing about the states Christ describes in the Parable of the Sower is that a person might go through all four conditions in his life: that of having his faith taken away by the devil’s blandishments, withered by persecution or fear of man, choked by the cares of the world, or bearing fruit many times over. What matters is for us to become good seed in the end by constant renewal.
Having written that, let me begin my seven quick takes, which may be described as seven random items of interest. Use the search bar to see just how random my quick takes can get. What’s written below will be no exception to that rule; though, perhaps less random than my ABC Award.
I’ve never read Dante’s Divine Comedy. Sure, I’ve read The Inferno, and I hated it thoroughly. Part of the reason, no doubt, derives from my hatred of hell. Ignorance also plays a part of my dislike. The verses are abstruse, and most of the damned count as personal enemies of Dante whom the world has forgotten. It is hard to make a simple translation of Dante’s verse. Prior to now, I had not gone further than ten cantos into The Purgatorio–no matter how many attempts I made to read it.