Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works #006 – Shiro the Puppet

November 16, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 The name of this episode is Mirage. A simple single word title can often open itself up to much interpretation. There is no obvious illusion in the episode. Shiro is not tricked into going to the Ryuudou Temple by a mirage. I think the titular mirage is the illusion of control that Shiro has.

Despite how much he thinks he is in control of his life it seems that more and more he is just being moved like a pawn at this point in the story. Rin is distinctly in control of their alliance. While that arrangement is clearly in Shiro’s best interest it is theoretically an equal partnership but the thing is Rin is in the drive’s seat. We see Shinji play Shiro like a fiddle as he knows all the right strings to pluck on his former friend. And in the end Caster draws Shiro into her little trap all too easily. Shiro might think that he is a knight on the chess board of the Holy Grail War but it is clear that he is merely a valuable pawn. He won’t gain any measurable power or control unless he can survive long enough to get a promotion. Read the rest of this entry »


Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Better Dead Than Red

November 15, 2014

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.


New York Comic Con 2014: Panels

November 10, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 There really is only one major downside to having more anime and manga content at NYCC and that is it usually means I have less time for everything else. Since NYCC is really the only comic convention I go to it is usually the place I do all the other types of events related to my other geeky hobbies. So this year I did feel a little guilty that I did not attend more comic and table top gaming related panels. But in my defense I think I would have felt ten times more guilty if I had skipped the anime and manga content.

The again a lot of my life is me trying to minimize my overall guilt over silly things.

narutaki_icon_4040 As usual, at con feedback the crowd bemoaned how they couldn’t get into a single panel despite allegedly lining up hours in advance. Yet, I never lined up more than a hour before anything and attended every panel I waited for. It should be said this is in regards to Hall A, where all of the “smaller” events are held, but still people said this same thing about not being able to get in. So either I have amazing luck, I only attend things no one cares about, or everyone is insane; probably all three in some combination.

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All Points Bulletin: Official Sherlock in the Warring States Story Announced

November 9, 2014

If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on an APB drop us a line via email or Twitter.

hisui_icon_4040 Alain’s picks:

 narutaki_icon_4040 Kate’s picks

  • Sherlock Saved from Copyright!
    Do not fear, Sherlock Holmes remains firmly in the public domain. Now go go go and write some more fan-fic errr official Sherlock stories.
  • Oreo Churros
    Much like we can now, blessedly, find just about anything in pumpkin-spice flavor, so too has Oreo-things erupted over the last few years.



hisui_icon_4040 Be G-Self and the rest will follow:


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