Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Another black eye anime cons didn't need

Namely, this. Oy gevalt.

I try my damnedest to be positive about anime fandom and anime conventions in general, but it's shit like this and the entire creeper debacle at Project A-Kon back in 2013 that remind me what a mistake that can be. I wish I could sit back and say things like this never happen, but that's simply not the case.

Worst. Facepalm. Ever.

Considering who actually did it and why, that is.

Is it too early to consider future plans for a bomb shelter, yet?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Now reading

Sign of the Unicorn by Roger Zelazny.

Charlottesville

If you thought that this was the sort of America I'd hope to end up being a citizen of as a grown adult, you're out of your fucking mind.

A major problem with all of this, it seems, is our very own Mango-in-Chief, who not only took his time in equivocally "condemning" the violence there but certainly saw fit to take an utterly graceless swipe at the CEO of Merck for daring to leave one of his pet projects because it seems to be sponsored by someone who made a ton of political capital from the same "hatred, bigotry and group supremacy" Kenneth C. Frazier mentioned in his tweet.

Then again, this is something I've expected to happen ever since the Mango got elected. No one should've been surprised at all that this was going to happen. If you are, you've either been living in a cave since late 2015 or are incredibly naïve.

Regardless of that, I suspect there are dark days ahead for everyone in this country if this sort of bullshit is allowed to continue; the only problem is that we seem to have a "President" who seems utterly incapable - or just plain unwilling - to put a stop to it.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Now reading

Down Here by Andrew Vachss.

You just wish this was the result of a bad acid trip

So, then. Where to begin...?

I could start off by President Unintelligible giving this insane - but utterly in character - speech to a Boy Scout jamboree, or his continuous hectoring of his own hand-picked Attorney General, or his handpicked new White House Communications Director's harassment of his previously handpicked White House Chief of Staff, or his bizarre race-baiting during a speech in Youngstown, Ohio, or his demagoguery-fueled attempt to ban transgender troops from serving in the armed forces via Twitter that seems to have not phased anyone serving in the military who's actually associated with making such policy decisions.

Yeah, I could've started with any of those, really.

But where does it end?

Does it end?