I have decided that in December I will try out a consistent schedule so that I will have at least two posts per day and the types of posts I will write will vary a lot between days so that I don’t have three days of only anime posts and one random non anime post afterwards. I would like to write about a variety of topics. I am already making a list. I have some topics already. I would like to know if anyone who reads my blog has a topic that they would like to see me write about. This could be based off of anything. Anime, western movies and television, novels and short stories, writing, real life, or anything else that you can think of. I would also appreciate anime and western movies and television shows to review. If you have a topic you would like to see me write about please comment below. I look forward to seeing what people come up with.
Do not read past this point unless you have watched up to season 13 episode 5 of Grey’s Anatomy.
Do not read this point unless you have watched up to season 5 episode 3 of Arrow.
I have been reading a lot more lately. Yesterday I finished the third book in the Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobbs. Now I am making my way through American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I am hoping to get to a few other books in the next couple of weeks.
I want to write book reviews but I don’t know if I would have enough time to do that. I think that I would have to read the book twice to know it well enough to review. I could do a few books this way, but not that many. I could still do this but only maybe one review per month.
I could try to do them like I do my anime reviews where I review an entire series of books at once. But then I would have to read all the books in the series twice and that would be way too much work.
I will start reviewing books in August. They may be more frequent than a month since some of the books that I have read are so short that I could easily read them in a day. Also it doesn’t take me that long to write a review. If I start reviewing more forms of fiction than I hope that I can get much better at it. Also I can get ideas of how to improve my own work.
So I watched Alice Through the Looking Glass and I was going to write a review on it but I have decided not to mainly because I only had a single superficial problem with it and I felt that I was too biased. So instead I will just write a few of my thoughts on the movie. This post contains spoilers.
I loved Time as a character. I found him funny and he added something special to all the scenes he was present in. I loved how he saw everyone else as beneath him because honestly that is how a personification of an entire dimension should be. I loved the clockwork aesthetic of both him, his minions, and of the entire castle. Also I loved how he also controlled death by removing the pocket watches from the living and placing them with the dead.
The thing I loved most about him was that he wasn’t really the antagonist. Everything he did was to protect time itself from the selfishness of the other characters. The Red Queen was also not the antagonist. I feel that the antagonist was a character but rather the perceptions that the characters other than Time had of time.
Alice saw Time as a thief so she stole from him after he told her that she couldn’t take his possession. The Red Queen saw time as something to be controlled so she treats Time in the same way that she treats anyone else because she that is how she sees everyone. The White Queen saw Time as something that can be changed to save the Hatter, but she also saw it as something that once it pasts it is h=gone forever.
By the end of the movie I like how all the smaller story lines are resolved. The Mad Hatter found his family. The conflict between the Red and White Queen’s was resolved. Alice realized her mistake and Time forgives her. She gives him her Father’s pocket watch and returns to her own world. She also doesn’t lose her ship or her house and she teams up with her mother to make their own way in the world.
My only problem with it is that close to the middle of the movie there was a scene where she was locked in a mental hospital and had to escape. It may just be that this went over my head, but this was never explained at the end of the movie. None of the characters even acknowledged that this even happened. Maybe if I read the book I will understand better.
This is a thing that I am going to start doing. I will review stories in whatever medium they are presented as I finish them. I will only be reviewing the story because each medium has different aspects that I could in theory review separately. (Also I am not very good at reviewing things based on camera shots or animation) Today I will be reviewing the anime Charlotte which I have finished watching.
There are light spoilers ahead so be warned.