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Ranka Lee & Her Genealogy of Hate; Or, Happy Merry Christmas Without You

One of the things I find both infuriating, yet fascinating is the amount of hate that exists for Ranka Lee, a fictional character from the recently concluded Macros Frontier saga. The informal measure (as this is not a scholarly exercise, … Continue reading

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Cho Jikuu Yosai Macross 33-36: The End of The Triangle

I will end this post on a rather dark note, because having finished this rewatch I’ve seen more of this understated darkness than ever. It is dark, but not grim, and so it escapes the viewers too fixated on the … Continue reading

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The Race For Fail: Cho Jikuu Yosai Macross Eps 29-32

The show is deservedly praised for being one of the few narratives to boldly depict a post-war story where the war actually happened in the beginning of the narrative. But why? What’s really inside these episodes that extended this series … Continue reading

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TOYCON 2011: NOT AS PLANNED (But I am Happy Anyway: RANKA & SHERYL ARE IN THE HOUSE AGAIN)

I had enacted a moratorium on toy collecting last year, not only in anticipation of my daughter starting to walk, grab, and throw things; but also in terms of managing the expense of paper and plastic crack. It was going … Continue reading

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Cho Jikuu Yosai Macross (17-20) “Paradise Lost”

I’ve marveled at how human beings across many cultures have accounts of Paradise – an otherworldly ideal, a place beyond what is implicit: the present world is filled with imperfection, which then implies dissatisfaction. Arcadia, Elysian Fields, The Garden of … Continue reading

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