Author Archives: Yi

The cyberpunk cities of Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! — lystlesse

“Walk along, and you’re six hundred foot under Manhattan. You’re at approximately 30th street or something. You’re in the middle of the greatest city in the world. Nobody even knows you exist. Nobody has a f-. Nobody has a clue. … Continue reading

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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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