As you may know I (Yosei) am a liiiiiitle bit of a fan of Rumiko Takahashi’s work. And by a little, I mean fairly considerable. I would not go so far as to say I am her biggest fan, but I am enough that I buy all the manga in English. I love to talk about her work, as it is so delightfully varied, but the more I have been talking about her work, the more I have realized that the people I am speaking with are unaware that she has a series currently in publication–Rin-ne or Kyōkai no Rinne.
Continue reading Rin-ne-Rumiko Takahashi’s latest masterpiece
We recently returned from Sangawa Project in Pittsburgh, and we decided not to do an in-depth review of the year’s Sangawa Project. It is such a unique experience that a typically review/sharing of our experiences does not quite do it justice. However, we had an amazing time as usual, and the unbridled anticipation and sheer excitement that we feel approaching the convention and then during it cannot really be overestimated. Continue reading Sangawa 2017
Otakon 2017 just passed and it was in the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, D.C. for the first time (in case you somehow missed that memo). We anticipated a few growing pains with Otakon moving to a new space and having to organize and accommodate. Continue reading Otakon 2017
There’s been a lot of chatter in the environments surrounding Doomtastic about safe spaces lately. While this is of course always an issue in any situation or social network, some recent happenings in our area and some of the events we follow have led to more discussion. Some people have noticed in all this hullabaloo that we really seem to go out of our way to create them and why we do that. And some people have asked for some information on creating safe spaces, especially some people who know us IRL. This is especially based on our home, if anyone read our earlier post on how the Doomtastic headquarters is a safe space, you might know this too. Continue reading Safe Spaces in Geekdom
If you have read one of our earlier posts, then you know that we attended Balticon 2017 and picked up some great new books to read. We finished one of the books Into a Strange Land by Ben Anderson, which is the first book in his series The McGunnegal Chronicles. Continue reading The McGunnegal Chronicles-Book 1