Fate/Apocrypha Class Warfare

Fate/Apocrypha is a fun, if somewhat nonsensical entry into the fate franchise. It is full of action spectacles with some amazingly creative animation. The actual message ended up being fairly shallow, meandering philosophizing, which prevented the series from reaching more than popcorn entertainment heights. However, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the ride. Plus, with twice the number of servants, there are plenty of new favorites to choose from. There were a lot of interesting match ups, but very few of them were battles between opposite sides of the same class. So who should have won if they had gone head to head? I’m looking at this from a character viewpoint. Advantages will go to more compelling characters rather than just brute strength. Battle begin!

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How’s Anime? Winter Week 7

I was knocked out with a cold this last week, huddled under blankets and slurping chicken cup noodles, so this will be a pretty short post (for me at least). That also means no MHA this week, since I wasn’t working for it. Funnily enough, anime also took a bit of a rest this week with set up episodes for Magus Bride and Sorayori. I managed to fill in the nap gaps with some idol boys, so it wasn’t a complete loss.

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Anime Appetite: Laid-Back Camp Soup-Style Pasta

Hey, it’s Valentine’s day and I’m stuck home sick. Time for some comfort food. Stealing recipes from anime has been something I’ve loved doing since I started seriously experimenting in the kitchen, so when one of my favorite shows of the season featured a simple and yummy looking dish, I knew I had to try it. While I might not be cooking at a campsite, I did think this recipe would be simple enough to prep ahead of time and cook with any heat source. Let’s get to it.

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How’s Anime? Winter Week 6

I was out of town for part of this week recruiting young engineers and using fancy university measurement tools and am still working sans personal laptop, so I didn’t get as many chances to write this week. I’ve got a few posts in progress that I’m hoping to get out soon. I’ve also freed up some time by dropping three borderline shows this week. There are too many good things on my backlog to waste time on stuff that is on the bottom of the ok pile. Any recommendations on things I haven’t gotten to this season are appreciated!

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What’s Old is New Again – Red Shelf

Here’s something a little different. With my laptop still fried, I was able to really crack down on a few around the house projects this weekend. My husband and I bought a house that was built in the 1950’s, and I don’t think too much had changed style-wise since then. Case in point, the kitchen wallpaper.

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How’s Anime? Winter Week 5

Well, my laptop gave up on me for no diagnosable reason. I guess I’m a real blogger now. I lost a bunch of notes, but nothing too unrecoverable. I tried a bunch of new stuff this week too and ended up liking a lot of it. My watch list is getting a little out of hand, but its hard to complain about too much good anime. Also, I’m moving this update to Sundays since I’m watching too many good things on Saturdays to get it written same day.

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You Know, that Friend Character…What’s His/Her Face.

Anime is a medium full of stories about friendship. Entire seasons of content can be filled with nothing but friendships forming and growing stronger. Friendship can save the club, the school, or the world! So why are best friend characters to frequently pushed to the side? And how good is the depiction of friendship in A Place Further than the Universe?

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