• ANIME & MANGA

    Attack on Titan

    Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin) the 2013 anime was adapted from the eponymous manga, created by Hajime Isayama. The series began in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine on September 9, 2009 and has been collected into 17 tankoban volumes as of August 2015. The anime was produced by Wit Studio, directed by Tetsuo Araki. (Wikipedia) As the story goes, the surviving remnants of humanity lives in cities enclosed by massive walls. The walls are there to fend off the titans, colossal humanoids that eat people. Eren Yeager, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman and their friend Armin Arlett live in the outskirts of the walled city. One day, a colossal titan breaches…

  • WRITING

    Getting Out of a Slump

    From time to time, you find yourself down in the dumps and uninspired. At those times, you just can’t seem to summon the wherewithal to write. Sound familiar? Recently, I found myself in one such rut again but this time, I decided to brainstorm ways to overcome the mental blocks that were keeping me from writing. I took some time to consider my predicament and try to ascertain why I was blocked and what I could do to sort of shake some ideas loose, so to speak. For one thing, I’ve been a bit stressed out lately. Due to some personal circumstances, I’ve been living outside of my comfort zone and…