Analysis, Culture, Reviews

FLCL: Medical Mechanica—Childish Adulthood

FLCL is one of those shows I love for the sheer base aesthetics of it. Yeah, yeah. There is the whole puberty/growing up angle underlying the story, the sexual tensions and metaphors abound, and there are also all the references to otaku and general pop culture, and I can appreciate all that, but I originally… Continue reading FLCL: Medical Mechanica—Childish Adulthood

Leftism, Practice, Theory

What Is to Be Done in General for Change?

The question to all theorists from both the theoretically interested and the practically minded alike is this: Given the state of wordly affairs is dismal and not what it should be, what am I as an individual to do about it? What should we do? To this question every theorist who is honest can only bow their heads… Continue reading What Is to Be Done in General for Change?

Leftism, Practice, Theory

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized

Marx is famous for theorizing capital's contradictions and putting forth the theory of its downfall as the ground for the greater society to follow. Hegel famously did no such thing to critique his society, something for which the Young Hegelians endlessly critiqued him. Hegel, it is said, was all too happy to theorize what is without putting forth… Continue reading The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized

Humor, Leftism, Practice

Against Idiotic Discourse: /Leftypol/

/leftypol/ is a great place, full of fun and 'interesting' people. They recently this year collectively sponsored Richard D. Wolff's monthly economic update, and lots of normies were made of aware of this titan leftist board on the internet. A fortress of leftist freedom on a Mongolian picture site, surrounded by degenerate weirdos below it… Continue reading Against Idiotic Discourse: /Leftypol/

Culture, Leftism, Practice

Safe Spaces, Political Spaces, and Infantilization

Life isn't a safe space. It cannot be. The world exists to make us neither comfortable nor happy,  and no one else has a duty to ensure that we feel that way. Liberals and the identitarian* "progressive" Left have been obsessed with the notion of "safe spaces" for about the last decade. I'm not going… Continue reading Safe Spaces, Political Spaces, and Infantilization

Analysis, Culture, Reviews

Angel’s Egg (天使のたまご): A ‘Reflection’

If you have not watched this film yet, watch it first. An enigmatic animation which leaves much to wonder, this film is set up magnificently from beginning to end. From the unique art style of Yoshitaka Amano to the soundtrack by Kano Yoshihiro, this film already grabs your attention by the sheer force of its… Continue reading Angel’s Egg (天使のたまご): A ‘Reflection’

Analysis, Culture, Reviews

The Tale of Princess Kaguya: Divinity, Freedom, and Happiness

To say that the art of this animation is beautiful and refreshing is an understatement. The watercolor brush style is superb and unique in a world of anime dominated by flat colors and smooth lines. The story itself is certainly a timeless one of the yearning for happiness in a world mediated by notions of happiness… Continue reading The Tale of Princess Kaguya: Divinity, Freedom, and Happiness