A film scene analysis by Say0chan

Greetings all, just thought I’d drop by a give a gem if you wish to read through. This is but a short analysis on a particular scene that I liked in the Italian movie Nuovomondo (released as The Golden Door in 2006 to North America).

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Greeting readers! I figured a good 3-part post would do the trick so please, be on the lookout!

Book/Film analysis post by Say0chan

My face when realizing the comparison

Haruki Murakami came to do a reading at the University of Hawaii at Manoa this past April. I read a few stories my professors had assigned and listened as the author read The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes. However, so much was going through my head that I couldn’t sit still because I was hungry. More importantly I thought that Murakami likes to write about or use food in his stories. A lot. With that in mind, I must reminisce to a previous film that was released the same year as Murakami’s Sharpie Cakes, known as 家族ゲーム or The Family GameIn this post I will compare The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes with the 1983 Japanese film The Family Game.

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Hello fellow readers from the internet!

We apologize for the month-long hiatus and hope that you’ve been having a pleasant start to the summer season. With going-ons of chaos, one wishes he could stop time to breathe. But hey, don’t stop being the cool human organisms that you are!

Yeeah… I’ll be getting back to… writing… /drool

Mini-(Over)Analysis Post by Say0chan

Cheers! I’ll be posting quick reads for you guys on thoughts and (over)analysis that would be too small for a post. With more research, I could expand these “minis” into a full-size post. Keep on the lookout, if I do make a post that has been derived from these “minis”, I’ll be sure to put the “mini” post link with the full post. Check it out now!

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Author post by Say0chan

The Japanese author Haruki Murakami came to do a talk at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on April 10, 2012. Several professors that I studied under, former and current, came to this huge event along with hundreds of students and fans.

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Book review and analysis post by Say0chan

Disclaimer: This post may allude to spoilers towards the bottom of the article. I will let you know when it will be spoiler time. :) Thank you for reading.

Banana Yoshimoto’s widely acclaimed debut novel “Kitchen” has had over 60 printings in Japan since the book’s release in 1988. Proclaimed to be shadowed by her father, Takaaki Yoshimoto, she created her pen name “Banana Yoshimoto”. “Kitchen” is a tender story involving family and food. Check out my musing.

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An analysis/character study by Nagareboshi12

There are spoilers for Fate/Zero, and a minor one for Persona 4, so please read at your own discretion.

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Primer post by highrent2000

Disclaimer: the following trailers contain graphic violence.

Have you ever seen a movie with amazing gunfights against impossible odds featuring a steely but troubled protagonist? Then chances are you have just watched a Gun Opera. The term “Gun Opera” is often used to define a sub-genre where the movie is built around creative and stylish violence. Such films as “The Killer”, “A Fist Full of Dollars”, and “The Matrix” are examples of films in this sub-genre where bullets are often as common as rain.

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Window shopping post by Say0chan

Recently I went shopping for new comics to read at my local comic book store. I definitely recommend reading Garth Ennis’ superhero parody series “The Boys”, Willingham and Buckingham’s fairy tale cornucopia “Fables”, and a throwback to a Japanese food manga called “Oishinbo” by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki. While perusing, I found one of the sexiest, most beautiful Poison Ivy figurines I have ever laid my eyes on.

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An Analysis by Say0chan

Growing up I loved watching anime and reading manga but it labeled me as a “tomboy” among my peers at school. I knew that such shows like “Sailor Moon” or “Cutie Honey” had a central female cast and a heroine that is a main character but why isn’t there as much girls in this position than men? And so, I began to wonder.

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