Another week, another chance for me to share with you the varied things I find interesting. Check out the links below the fold for some interesting items, articles, and websites.
- Lauren from Otaku Journalist wrote a piece (a while ago) about Civil War reenactments and comparing them to…anime conventions. It’s a fun piece including interviews with people at the reenactment she went to observe.
- Josh Ulrich finished his online comic strip Jackie Rose and it’s a satisfying ending (see header image for example art). If you have never read it before, now is as good a time as any. Set in a steam-punk alternate 1940s, the comic follows our hero Jackie Rose as she learns more about her own past and gets involved in some great, swashbuckling adventures. It’s a good read.
- Cindy Caraturo at Yatta-Tachi compiled some fascinating Japanese curses and urban legends. They vary from the downright creepy to a tale about a Colonel Sanders statue. No really, check it out.
- Jenn Fujikawa from Nerdist is reporting that Spirit, the Halloween store that suddenly shows up in the fall filling random gaps in strip malls, will have an entire line dedicated to the film Hocus Pocus. I may be a little excited. You can browse their products here.
- After years of telling everyone that “America Runs on Dunkin,” the donut/coffee chain is considering actually formalizing the name change to just Dunkin. I for one think it’s a long time coming, but apparently the internet flipped out. They do that daily, so it’s really nothing new.
- OWLS monthly blog tour this month is about family and what family means to us through anime. It reminds me of an article I wrote for Beneath the Tangles a while back about The Nameko Families and how it presents family. By the way – I stand by my recommendation that everyone should watch the show.
Any new articles or links you think are interesting? Comments on the articles I posted? Let me know below.
I’ll end with Avriel and the Sequoias cover of Outkast’s “Hey Ya.”