Great Expectations, Low Hopes

Posted on 19 November 2016 | No responses

Sorry Rogue One but my true excitement lies with Motoko Kusanagi. Sure, the intro to the latest trailer features interview questions with Momoru Oshii, but it’s also easy to find interviews with Stephen King about Kubrick’s version of “The Shining”. I lived through Episode 1 but Clone Wars and Rebels have really renewed my faith in Star Wars. There’s a real chance to do this with “Ghost in the Shell”. Don’t Hollywood things up any more than you already have. Keep the Michael Bay splodey-bits to a minimum. The Wachowskis only make cheap imitations.

All I’m asking is that you please not (royally) fuck up one of – if not the – greatest and most influential pieces of animation since “Snow White”.

9/12 – The Day After

Posted on 12 September 2016 | No responses

Just ran a few numbers to put things in perspective:

There were around 9000 casualties (dead and wounded) from the attacks on 09/11/2001.

There have been around 60,000 (American) service men and women killed or injured as a result of the “War on Terror”. That does not count any Iraqi, Pakistani, or Afghan civilians. Nor does that count the number of Americans who suffer PTSD or committed suicide as a result of serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Never forget: freedom isn’t free but at what price, America?


Posted on 21 July 2016 | No responses

America needs less Facebook. Fewer selfies.

We need more Kodak. Family albums.

There is light in all men. Few let it be exposed.

Many prints fade but hold a story. Every negative a point of view.

Brotherhood of Man

Posted on 20 July 2016 | No responses

We’ve lost humanity. Our sense of community. Our touch.

I’d rather be a turtle in captivity. Eating kale. Lettuce. Strawberries.

Than wondering which way the winds may shift.

Flip me on my back, I’m helpless, but for friends…

Alone, upon my back, taking selfies, no one dares to care.

Happy New Year 2015

Posted on 5 January 2015 | No responses

Thank you everyone for returning to Anthurian. So far my viewership is up 2,500% from the previous week with a high of 78 (!) views. Oh, I can smell the IPO and book deal now.

I guess I can’t go back now though; the haggis is in the fire.

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