Archive for January, 2010

xxxHOLiC Followup

When I was invited to do a guest post on xxxHOLiC vols. 1-3, I took the assignment literally. Even though I had read the whole series (though not recently), I wrote my review with reference to the first three volumes alone. Since these volumes are episodic and largely self-contained, this struck me as reasonable. But […]

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xxxHOLiC Followup

When I was invited to do a guest post on xxxHOLiC vols. 1-3, I took the assignment literally. Even though I had read the whole series (though not recently), I wrote my review with reference to the first three volumes alone. Since these volumes are episodic and largely self-contained, this struck me as reasonable. But […]

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Utilitarian Review 1/31/10

On HU I started out the week by reviewing the Mike Sekowsky run on Wonder Woman. The discussion of whether or not manga critics are too nice continued with some snark by m. of coffeeandink and a long, long comments thread. Kinukitty reviews the yaoi Sense and Sexuality. Suat talked about problems with Town of […]

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White Ink: A New Player in Town

Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen, White: recommended I’m still slowly working on my Great Inking Project wherein I review the black drawing inks in my stash, but in the meantime, I ran across a fabulous white ink and wanted to rush to tell everyone about it. As some of you know by now, I am […]

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Review: Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms

“The ultimate defeat is, in short, to forget; especially to forget those who kill us. It is to die without any suspicion, to the very end, of how perverse people are. There is no use in struggling when we already have one foot in the grave. And we must not forgive and forget. We must […]

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Gluey Tart: Sense & Sexuality

You Higashino, 2009, Media Blasters This manga was always going to be one of those things for me. Like when you’d really like a dense, perfectly moist brownie, but you go and get a bag of M&Ms from the snack machine instead. The experience isn’t without its redeeming features, but it isn’t the platonic chocolate […]

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Breaking News: Manga Critics Not Nice!

During our xxxholic roundtable last week, Suat intimated that manga critics were too nice. M. at coffeeandink, in a post titled: “Summary of some recent comments in a discussion of manga, refutes him thus: GUY #1: Manga critics are much too nice and praise substandard work. Naturally, I feel no need to provide any evidence […]

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