Midweek Link Roundup: 5/31/17

It’s that time of the week again – time for me to round up various articles, websites, and assorted other links I found interesting. I hope you do too! Let’s go.

  • Over at Archi-Anime, Hazelyn prepared a detailed piece about the fetishization of Asian women and how it relates back to the role of the Rose Bride in Revolutionary Girl Utena. It’s worth a read and includes a lot of historical context about the mail-order Asian brides stereotype.
  • I got political again last week and posted about how people talk at each other on issues like abortion. Taking a moment to try to understand the other person’s viewpoint will make it easier to relate, empathise, and maybe prevent us from making our political enemies into monsters.
  • Like following along on the conversations on social media about various current anime? Yatta-Tachi keeps up with the primary hashtags associated with current shows. Here’s the list for the Spring 2017 season.
  • Enjoyed Neon Genesis Evangelion? Want to make your own fake Title Cards in that style? I can’t be the only one – because here’s an Evangelion Title Card Generator. Here’s an example:

  • Did you know there were cheat codes in the Special Edition of Earthworm Jim for the Sega CD that allowed you to have an afro? How about Donkey Kong’s head? Oh – it’s there. Here’s more from Skirmish Frogs.
  • Brian Ashcroft at Kotaku has some of the best stories coming out of Japan, which include a lot of feel good stories. Here’s one about a blind video game fan who sent a letter to Nintendo. Their response was wonderful and they included a printed copy of their response in Braille. Check it out.
  • I recently updated my “New Here” section with some different links, better reflecting the variety of stuff I talk about here on my personal site. Feel free to check it out for some random assortments of links.
  • Little Witch Academia gets an air date on Netflix (finally). June 30, 2017 the first 13 episodes will go live. My kids love the movie introducing the characters, so I look forward to introducing to them all over again with the series. Also, watching it with them!

Let’s end with some music. Avi Kaplan recently announced that he was leaving Pentatonix after their current tour. He felt the hectic and high speed pace of the band’s schedule made it challenging for him and his family. All Pentatonix fans I’m sure wish him the best in his future endeavors. Here’s a taste of one of them, a new folk solo project called Avriel and the Sequoias

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Matthew Newman

Matthew Newman is a Christian environmental engineer (Professionally licensed in Maryland). He’s also a husband, beard aficionado, Dad of four beautiful children, blogger, and all around geeky guy from Baltimore County. When he’s not chasing his kids or working, he’s probably asleep.

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