Not since September 2010 have I had this many links to share with you. But even when I wasn’t posting last week, even the two weeks I was in Hawaii, I occasionally saw some stuff worth sharing. Clear your schedule, and dive in!
- Required reading for anime reviewers: is publishing screenshots fair use?
- So what if nobody else likes it? Anime Yume writes about liking “bad” anime.
- FREE, also known as “that swimming anime,” will be streaming on Crunchyroll. If you need a 48 hour pass, I have plenty!
- Never thought I’d see Magic: The Gathering reporting on a sports news blog. I guess if poker counts, M:TG might as well be on ESPN2.
- Speaking of which, the dilemma of how to improve M:TG reporting and coverage has been a hot topic in the cardosphere (okay, I just made that word up). Will my next gig be reporting sideline at the Pro Tour?
- From r/srsanime: Casual sex in anime vs. American TV. I’ve never heard anyone argue there’s lots of casual sex in anime in the first place, but other than that straw man, this is right on point.
- Also from srsanime, a less serious blog post. A tragic disease that doesn’t get enough press – Anime Parents Syndrome.
- Anime Con Survival: Beauty Edition. If you’ve mastered the 5-3-1 rule, Victoria Suzanne helps you take anime convention hygiene to the next level.
- Desperate times in journalism: Man accused of starting a fake newspaper.
- Here’s a pretty accurate rundown of how freelance journalists make money.
- Nine examples of bizarre obsessions in anime and manga. I would have added Chihayafuru‘s karuta fever to this list.
- Hear that, spellcheck? “Geekery” added to the dictionary.
- The latest Tumblr fandom just might be its most mundane. Called “foodom,” it consists of impersonating fast food chains and shipping them. Yes, really.
- My husband and I are watching Batman: The Animated Series and I think it’s pretty progressive for the 90s. Here’s Poison Ivy and Harley addressing cat calls.
(Photos from this Tumblr collection. If you know who made it, let me know!)