Anime, Manga

Anime Burnout?

Anime burnout. It's something that isn't discussed nearly as often as it probably should be in our little community, but it is certainly prevalent. What exactly is it and how can an otaku battle against it?You see, we are a unique breed - working adults with active lifestyles who just happen to be otakus. Something… Continue reading Anime Burnout?

Geek Culture, Opinion

Why Is Geek Culture So Toxic?

The geek culture community has always been an inviting place for me to come and discuss my thoughts on several of my favorite fandoms. You would think you'd be able to network with fellow lovers of your of your favorite franchises, and have a healthy discussion. Right? WRONG. Geek culture is full of some of… Continue reading Why Is Geek Culture So Toxic?

Anime, Manga

The Bad Rap: Chibi-Usa from Sailor Moon

Welcome back for another installment of The Bad Rap! As always, The Bad Rap is a continuing series that updates once or twice a month with anime characters that folks love to despise. I cooked up a good one for y'all this week because we are going to talk about the infamous time traveling brat… Continue reading The Bad Rap: Chibi-Usa from Sailor Moon

Anime

Dragonball Super: A Rough Start To An Amazing Finish

There is no anime that comes close to the legendary status of Dragonball. It's marked by it's intense battles, insane transformations, and a main character whose hair is just as legendary as his development through three series. One doesn't count...looking at you GT. Man, I remember when me and my friends got the news that… Continue reading Dragonball Super: A Rough Start To An Amazing Finish

Anime, Horror

Three Short Anime Series to Binge This Fall

It's September! Which means it's officially Hallowe- *ahem* I mean fall! This fall more than any other is probably going to involve curling up with a pumpkin spice latte and watching scary movies or binging new shows. So this week I bring to you a few of my favorite bingeable anime series. I've watched each… Continue reading Three Short Anime Series to Binge This Fall

Anime, Opinion

Six Anime to Start the Kids Off Right

I think we have all marvelled at least once about how varied anime has become over the years. There is literally an anime for just about every person! But when it comes to young kids experiencing anime for the first time, it is always a good idea to do a little research into what kinds… Continue reading Six Anime to Start the Kids Off Right

Anime, Opinion

The Bad Rap: Yuta from Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions

You know what time it is - time for yet another installment of The Bad Rap! This time we are talking about one of our favorite flip-flopping anime boys that we just love to hate. That's right, Yuta from Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions. Before we begin, I already know I have folks asking the… Continue reading The Bad Rap: Yuta from Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions

Opinion

Best Geek Shops Around Champaign, IL

101 Militia Gaming is based in the University city of Champaign, IL. Not only is it the home of the 101, it's the home of some of the coolest geek stores in the midwest! If you're in the market to blow your money at some of the coolest, small businesses, look no further. Check out… Continue reading Best Geek Shops Around Champaign, IL

Opinion

Geek Life Nostalgia: Yu-Gi-Oh

Man, 2013-2014 was some of the best, and hardest years of my life. Going to highschool and working almost 40 hours a week was some of the hardest work I've ever done. However, there was a light in the dark. No matter what was going on in my life, whether it was our electricity being… Continue reading Geek Life Nostalgia: Yu-Gi-Oh

Anime, Opinion, T.V. Series

Why Cardcaptor Sakura Should Become an Anime Staple

We all have a soft spot for a classic anime or two. My repertoire happens to include many old-school titles from the 90s and early 2000s. What can I say? I am drawn by that nostalgic art style and the feel-good storylines that send me back to a time where things felt just a little… Continue reading Why Cardcaptor Sakura Should Become an Anime Staple