Space Leech
Picked up the Blu-ray of Phantom of the Paradise on the way home today and I had to watch it again immediately. Phantom never disappoints, no matter how many times I watch it. And while it’s an excellent portrait of the media world in the 1970’s, much of it’s themes and motifs resonate today.
We have a villain in Swan that constantly monitors and records himself and the world around him to sustain his career, life, and vanity. Winslow is a gawky idealistic nerd that becomes twisted and bitter inside and out and must plug himself into an electronic console. Music and ideas become disseminated and spread, but also perverted and devoid of meaning. Murder manufactured for entertainment.
All for the hell of it.

Picked up the Blu-ray of Phantom of the Paradise on the way home today and I had to watch it again immediately. Phantom never disappoints, no matter how many times I watch it. And while it’s an excellent portrait of the media world in the 1970’s, much of it’s themes and motifs resonate today.

We have a villain in Swan that constantly monitors and records himself and the world around him to sustain his career, life, and vanity. Winslow is a gawky idealistic nerd that becomes twisted and bitter inside and out and must plug himself into an electronic console. Music and ideas become disseminated and spread, but also perverted and devoid of meaning. Murder manufactured for entertainment.

All for the hell of it.

A bit of Otakon loot: a 1994 issue of CoroCoro Special with Street Fighter, Bomberman, and X-Men comics.

A bit of Otakon loot: a 1994 issue of CoroCoro Special with Street Fighter, Bomberman, and X-Men comics.

Compared to other Suehiro Maruo comics, The Strange Tale of Panorama Island is pretty tame. I mean, it only has one scene of necrophilia.

The Starship Enterprise over New Jersey.

The Starship Enterprise over New Jersey.

And it was the best Otakon ever.

And it was the best Otakon ever.

spaceleech:

Hey you! Yeah, YOU! Are you gonna be at Otakon this year?
Then come check out the panel I’m doing with japanese-bird-dad, DESTROY ALL GIANT MONSTERS A GO GO!
We’re gonna talk kaiju movies, show some clips and make your life the richer for  seeing it.
It starts on Friday, August 8 at 4:15 in Panel 6 at the Hilton. Be there and be square!

Otakon time reblog!

spaceleech:

Hey you! Yeah, YOU! Are you gonna be at Otakon this year?

Then come check out the panel I’m doing with japanese-bird-dad, DESTROY ALL GIANT MONSTERS A GO GO!

We’re gonna talk kaiju movies, show some clips and make your life the richer for  seeing it.

It starts on Friday, August 8 at 4:15 in Panel 6 at the Hilton. Be there and be square!

Otakon time reblog!

Hey. Whatcha thinkin’?

Hey. Whatcha thinkin’?

One of the mechs from Square’s greatest achievements: Cruise Chaser Blassty for the NEC PC-8801.
Hobby Japan No. 207, 1986.

One of the mechs from Square’s greatest achievements: Cruise Chaser Blassty for the NEC PC-8801.

Hobby Japan No. 207, 1986.

A-Ko from Hobby Japan No. 207, 1986.

A-Ko from Hobby Japan No. 207, 1986.

Is that 'Pegasus Fantasy'? AKA: one of the best 80s anime songs?

Yes it is.

Fun fact: for some reason the lyrics to Chocolate Rain fit in pretty good at the refrain.