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Our Favorite Things: Fujioka Ryouji

Our Favorite Things: Fujioka Ryouji

Sometimes it’s hard to find fathers in anime who aren’t total jackwagons. (It can be hard to find non-jackwagon fathers in any sort of show, but we discussed that already.) In some of my favorite anime, the fathers are either [...]

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Zuko’s Red and Blue Dragons

Zuko’s Red and Blue Dragons

I arrived late to watching Avatar: The Last Airbender.  I finally got around to watching the series last summer when I started watching its sequel series, Legend of Korra.  It didn’t take too long for me to fall in love [...]

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Editor’s Letter: On Fatherhood

Editor’s Letter: On Fatherhood

Of the many things I'll never understand in my lifetime, fatherhood comes close to topping the list.  I'll never fully understand what fatherhood means to a man, just as a man could never fully understand what motherhood means to a [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith I will admit - I've attempted to sing the African chant that is sung at the beginning of The Lion King's "Circle of Life" many times.  Also I have looked up the English translation of [...]

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REVIEW: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

REVIEW: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a science fiction retelling of the Cinderella tale and the first of four installments in the Lunar Chronicles. It follows Cinder, a cyborg mechanic who gets tangled with New Beijing’s Prince, the plague without a [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Love Songs

Our Favorite Things: Love Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith One main reason I like "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid is because I think it’s so relatable.  Anyone who has been on a date has felt the urge to kiss that person, but [...]

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Sisterly Love in Lilo and Stitch

Sisterly Love in Lilo and Stitch

When it comes to children characters in Disney films, I’ve always had mixed feelings about them. Personally, I felt that some were too obnoxious or lacking in character. Also, if they had any siblings, their relationship with them seemed unrealistic [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Villain Songs

Our Favorite Things: Villain Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith The main reason that I love "Hellfire" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame so much is because it approaches a subject matter that isn't child-friendly: a man who is lusting over a woman. In the song, [...]

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