It’s rolypoly season finally and the boys are busy cracking open cold ones and getting rekt. Is that how you use such internet slang? We are sure how to do, fellow kids. We have all the dank memes, lol, rofl. By this point we have frightened away both the internet hooligans for misusing slang and the fogeies who are confused by terms they could look up on Urban Dictionary but don’t. Leaving only the hardiest and sexiest of out listeners. Continue reading Manga Pulse 365: Tachi Wachi Lan Wan
It’s about that time where we do a novel of Tim’s choice. He picked 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It’s the earliest book we’ve done thus far and a classic in science fiction. Plus any novel that opens up with a jab at Nebraska is alright in our book. Even better is knowing that some versions omitted it because the translators weren’t happy about it.
Our protagonist, Arronax, joins an expedition with a harpooner and his valet. They’re off to investigate reports of a narwhal that is striking and sinking ships. This journey is completely uneventful and Arronax spends most of his time swapping recipes with the crew while they sight see. Once they return to land, he publishes the first marine based cookbook and becomes wildly popular. Continue reading Script 2 Script 11: 20,000 Leagues
With the more recent explosion of superhero movies starting just after Iron Man proved that characters who weren’t sad about their dead parents could be a success, it’s easy to forget the genre is a bit older than that. In fact there was a period right after Burton reintroduces the caped crusader to the world at large that movies about super powers not based on the big two comic publishers began to crop up. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 69: Napalm in the Wild
Another week another participant in the race for cohost, this time it’s Andrew Chan who brings a little European to the show. He also has quite the introduction for us, one that even has Joseph happily chiming in. Speaking of the host, he’s doing rather well at his new job. Industry news comes in pretty late with topics like getting Otakus to run, and the top 10 anime of spring 2017. Reviews also run pretty long with Joseph jaunting through a magical academy’s story, and Andrew detailing in great depth why a video game about being a lawyer does not transition to an anime very well. Hope you went to the bathroom, because this is quite the lengthy trip.
Hello, dear listeners. Another slimy and delicious episode is here for your listening pleasure. This time it’s a magical girl title with bright colors and even a hint of plot. Transform into your true self on this episode of anime pulse after dark. Continue reading After Dark 18: Bone Titties
It’s round 3 this week on Anime Pulse and that means a new co-host, this time it’s Catam the pizza maker. After introducing himself and allowing Joseph to reminisce on the old days of Toonami, we hear a little more about how Joseph has been with his new job. Then it’s onto industry news with topics like an old sword returned to its rightful owners, as well as the horrifying news that a live-action Cowboy Bebop might be on its way to being made in the USA. Lastly are reviews with Catam taking us to a city called Lawless during the prohibition period, and Joseph introduces us to Arslan and his epic tale.
Let’s make a wild hipster prediction. Tiny house breweries covered in reclaimed aluminum siding and vintage asbestos paint. What could be more retro and kooky than risking death be mesothilioma? Yeah, you’ve probably never heard of it. Look away as I ride my kickboard away in a flash of ninteies flannel and beard oils. Continue reading Manga Pulse 364: Go Jo
Being the pop culture savants we are, we decided to do a movie featuring Bill Paxton. Frailty is the directorial debut of the, somewhat, recently deceased actor who gave all the best lines to himself. It starts by being a backstory being delivered by Matthew Mcconaughey. He claims he knows who a serial killer is and relates a backstory about watching his dad murder people. It’s supposed to leave us wondering if they actually are acting as abrahamic paladins and murdering evildoers or if they’re just insane. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 68: Frail Runner
Round 2, fight! Joseph welcomes aboard yet another who is trying out for the position of co-host, this time it is Roxas Lamprugne from the forums. After some brief introduction, we get IRL news from Joseph who has at long last landed a job! Then we move on to industry news about Dragon Ball being shunned, and people who think blaming fiction for their behavior is a reasonable defense. And to wrap things up is a joint review of Bones: The Anime, pretty but boring.