Category Personal

RIP Norio Shioyama

No living the good life entry this week, my friends. Someone I look up to, Norio Shioyama died in a fire recently. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-13/armored-trooper-votoms-character-designer-norio-shioyama-passes-away/.114754 Norio Shioyama was the character designer for one of my favorite anime, Armored Trooper VOTOMs, along with other important ones, like Daitarn 3 and Ronin Warriors. In my case, though, I knew […]

Against Aquinas: An In-Depth Critique of “Natural Law” Ethics, Theology, and Metaphysics

Hot damn! It’s been way too long, brothers and sisters, but I finally kept my promise. I’m back in the philosophy groove, following up on the last philosophy piece I wrote a while ago—Aristotle’s Curse, which was a critique of Edward Feser’s The Last Superstition. That essay had a lot of history-related analysis mixed in […]

Adventures in South Carolina

Jeezus fuckin’ Christus, what a week. Lemme start from the top. On Sunday, I went off to the airport, first to Atlanta, and then to Columbia, SC. Not much to say there…both flights were uneventful, aside from a slight delay to Columbia. I did notice something more general about the people I saw, but that’s […]

Living the Good Life, Episode 11 (July 8, 2016): Stomach bugs suck ;_;

Urgh, I’ve had an unproductive week. I got a nasty stomach bug on Sunday–Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, the works–and it kept me out of commission until Wednesday. So, I haven’t been able to get much done…thankfully, though, I’m feeling much better, back up to my normal standards, so next week should be back to normal. Here’s […]

Living the Good Life, Episode 6: May 13, 2016

Busy week, friends. Didn’t get much done on the reading, playing, and watching fronts, for reasons I’ll explain soon! Without further adieu… WATCHAN: Jojo episode 6, and Macross Delta episode 6. Jojo: Pretty fun, but—and I suppose this is in accordance with the manga—it kind of has more of a slice of life feel now. […]

Living the Good Life, Episode 3: Dark Souls Edition

Another week, another update. You know the drill by now, my friends, so I’ll just get right down to it! WATCHAN: I finally finished up Tekkaman Blade today after buying the DVDs aaaaages ago. With all the screaming, Obari animation, and sexy mecha designs, along with the hardcore plot, it truly is…a MANime 8) On […]

Living the Good Life, Episode 1: April 1, 2016

As mentioned in this entry, I’ve been living pretty darn well ever since handing in my dissertation’s rough draft. My daily routine now pretty much consists of a nice, long, restful sleep, waking up to a nice breakfast, enjoying myself with whatever sparks my fancy–playing videogames, watching movies or anime, driving around, whatever-for the rest […]