Beautiful Nightmares – Remembering Kentaro Miura

The Late Kentaro Miura, creator of Berserk The recent passing of Kentaro Miura has given me pause. Known for being the creator of Berserk, a dark fantasy manga that has influenced countless artists and writers over the years, Miura’s death hurt. I wasn’t a big fan of manga growing up. That had always been the … Continue reading Beautiful Nightmares – Remembering Kentaro Miura

Reconciling Truth with Fandom – An Essay

So many problems in hindsight. Source We live in a day and age where truth is valued more than any other commodity. The truths we hear about peoples’ lived experiences should make us question our views and where we stand on subjects. For me, this has been happening with some of the shows and media … Continue reading Reconciling Truth with Fandom – An Essay

A Storyteller’s Right – An Essay

Game of Thrones. Source As a fan of both the novels and the show Game of Thrones, I have to say that one of the shocking moments is The Red Wedding. It was unexpected but completely foreshadowed in hindsight. Even more importantly, it suborned my expectations for how the story would play out. From my … Continue reading A Storyteller’s Right – An Essay

A Rebuttal to “The Case Against Female Self-Esteem” – An Essay

Pulled from Slate.com My close friend Erica sent me the article "The Case Against Female Self-Esteem" after she found it a few years ago. While looking through essays I've written over the years, I found this one on my hard drive. And sure enough, Forney's site still has the article up. So I'm posting an … Continue reading A Rebuttal to “The Case Against Female Self-Esteem” – An Essay