The Frontier train has no brakes, and apparently neither does this podcast. Tom, Buggy, Chris, and Maddy have perhaps their least unified discussion yet as they discuss the codification of Digimon archetypes, Zoe’s hat, the sexual appeal of squidgirls, and whether or not Bokomon can be given the same Jar Jar status that Neemon can. Plus, of course, their usual digressions, such as Moon Moon Moon, unintentional Troll 2 references, and Crispin Freeman’s hentai career.
Also, Tom edited this one. Everyone thank Tom for taking over editing and doing a good job! Continue reading “Digicast 13: Bolgmon Spelled Backwards is Nomglob (Frontier Part 1)”
Buggy and Chris are joined by Niente de Nada to discuss samurai, samurai fiction, and why everything you know about Bushido is a lie. Continue reading “Third Seat by the Window Episode 7: Bushido is Bollocks”
Part 1: Zetsubou~, Zetsubou~, Zetsubou~
…So there was no hope after all. All those years, toiling away alone…. But well, now that I’ve failed…I feel so relaxed.
~Ishii, Chapter 16
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryouko, localized as Girls’ Last Tour, is a series by Tsukumizu that focuses on Chito and Yuuri, two girls driving around a post-apocalyptic world in a Kettenkrad, continuously moving, scavenging for food, shelter, and fuel wherever they can find it. It’s a Sisyphean existence where nothing is gained or accomplished past being replenishing their reserves to keep moving. They have no purpose beyond continuing their own existence.
Most stories set in a post-apocalyptic, posthuman world would focus on the existential despair and dread of being alone in the world, without purpose, and constantly confronted with mortality. However, when Girls’ Last Tour delves into these ideas, it does so in a way that I can only describe as “existential joy.” Continue reading “Getting Along with Hopelessness: The Existential Joy of Girls’ Last Tour”
Most Digimon podcasts get their Tri episodes out in a timely manner. We are not most Digimon podcasts. Tom, Buggy, Chris, and Maddy growing increasingly frustrated with this episode of Tri until it goes from 0 to 60. And even then they’re still pretty frustrated with it. Also, this is the first episode Chris became editor for! Continue reading “Digicast 12: Kari’s KFC Adventures (Tri Part 5)”
Juni Taisen is, in my opinion, about the worst possible way you can write a battle royale storyline. It’s entirely predictable, and while many battle royales are, that’s because they usually have a clear protagonist, unlike the ensemble cast that Juni Taisen has. And yet, in spite of this very complaint, I actually find Juni Taisen incredibly interesting. Continue reading “Juni Taisen, Battle Royales, and Survivor Edgic”
So I just recently finished The Last of Us (yes, yes, I’m years late to this party) and I am…upset about it. I was really enjoying the game until the ending, at which point everything completely fell apart for me. I’ve never been the type of person to think that something needs a good ending to be good, but at least in this case, The Last of Us’s ending ended up sullying the whole experience for me.
Obviously, spoilers are going to follow. Continue reading “The Last of Us and the Importance of Player Agency”
Having just watched the Netflix live-action Death Note movie (while consuming apples, potato chips, and a little bit of rum), Buggy and his friend Jonathan sit down to give their impressions on the film. Continue reading “Deathnet Noteflix”