Today I delve into the world of OCs, Mary Sues, character creation, and online critique.
Just a note here – I may have misused the word “cyberbullying.” I used that word in the podcast to refer to an intense but short onslaught of troll comments I got on a picture. That’s not really cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is when people use the Internet to harass someone for an extended period of time, sometimes using social media to blackmail the person, and often including all kinds of threats. Sorry – I was stuck for a synonym for “trolling” and accidentally used a much stronger word instead. For someone who’s been offline bullied for pretty much all her formative years, I should know better than to play it down by watering down the word, so sorry about that.
This podcast has returned from the dead!
Sorry about the unannounced hiatus, folks. My computer was broken for a while. Fortunately, it’s back in time for Halloween, so welcome to the Halloween episode of “Anime, Brains, and Culture.” This week, it’s all about vampires!
Tsukuyoumi / Moon Phase
Vampire Hunter D
In this very off-topic podcast, Errol and I attempt to scratch the surface of Studio Ghibli. Soot sprites, kodama, and totoros abound. Well, they’re there, anyway. It’s mostly off-topic asides that abound. 🙂
…Something tells me there will be more Miyazaki/Ghibli podcasts in the future. 🙂
It was a matter of time until we got to this topic. Newcomers to anime may be baffled, whereas the seasoned otaku doesn’t even notice it anymore… Why do anime characters have such weird hair colours?
One of these characters is not like the others.
Ha ha, I am special!
Aww… not special.
Like, OMG, our hair is MAJOR blonde!
Haruka’s hair is just kinda sandy blonde.
White breaks up the red. That’s how he became a scientist, right?
Tsukasa and Kagami. Twins.
It’s another solo podcast this week. Today I talk about Anime Icons, or images from anime that refer to anime properties but also carry meaning all on their own. Click download and have a listen.
Hello Kitty brings you peace, love, and more Hello Kitty!
Domo is just Domo, but that could mean anything.
Some fandoms grow from an original text (say, a comic book) and are represented with imagery. Other fandoms started with the imagery and grow a world from there. Both are cool!
Maybe there are amigurumi crafters who have never read “Call of Cthulhu,” but that doesn’t make this little guy any less legit.