Author Archives: Yi

Re:Zero: Camera Shots and Angles in the Foot Fetish Scene — lystlesse

“I’m the foot fuckin’ master.” – Jules, Pulp Fiction. The third arc of Re:Zero -Starting Life in another World- begins with a tedious grind of forced misunderstandings and annoying displays of male chauvinism from the protagonist, but it also contains … Continue reading

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Breakaway Phenomenon and Escapism in Amanchu! — lystlesse

McDIVITT: They want you to come back in now. WHITE: Back in? McDIVITT: Back in. GRISSOM: Roger, we’ve been trying to talk to you for awhile here. WHITE: Aw, Cape, let me just [take] a few pictures. McDIVITT: No, back … Continue reading

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Witchcraft and Occult Philosophy in Flying Witch — lystlesse

So witchy! While performance of witchcraft in Flying Witch is sparse, it would have been enough for executions in the 15th-early 16th century. The defining blueprint for witch-hunts at the time, the Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of Witches, 1486) traces all … Continue reading

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I’m moving to a new blog!

It has been such a long time, over two years, since I last wrote a post here. During that time, I’d occasionally queue up a post, scribble a few drafts here and there, but I just never could actually publish anything. … Continue reading

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Silver Spoon, Animals, and Ethics

Some time ago, I took a course in the English department—Literature, Animals, and Society—that had us read the works of Alice Walker, Roald Dahl, Alice Munro, and others.[1] While literature was emphasized, the main focus actually laid more on animals … Continue reading

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