Author Archives: Pontifus

About Pontifus

Doing it wrong on purpose since 2008.

Ookami-san and the Curious Ironies of Modern Moe

Consider the case of Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi, a show which, while ultimately unapologetic about its use of moe elements, is bound by the demands of its target audience (or something) to include one of those episodes. You know … Continue reading

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Bits of Character as Makeshift Projectiles (or, Nodoka Miyazaki and Yue Ayase are showing a bit of character!)

[Be thou warned -- some few Negima! spoilers lurk in the underbrush.] I believe it was Socrates (the Plato version) who suggested that true knowledge begins with acceptance of one’s ignorance. No, no, scratch that. This isn’t one of those … Continue reading

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