The Sinister Genius of xxxHOLiC Apr01

The Sinister Genius ...

The Sinister Genius of xxxHOLiC By Andrew Erickson     Recently, a friend and I discussed Lovecraftian horror, and particularly its latter-day torchbearers like Thomas Ligotti and Jeff VanderMeer. And while books like Authority might give readers a compelling look at the ways in...

Revolution Nein

Andrew in Steamland: Revolution Nein By Andrew Erickson As overused as the word “hipster” is, I have a hard time envisioning Revolution 60‘s target audience as anything but a coven of bald, bearded, Portland-dwelling journalist-activists. Our hypothetical player strokes his...

Dissecting Kill la Kill Part 2: Feminism Feb28

Dissecting Kill la K...

Dissecting Kill la Kill Part 2: Feminism by Andrew Erickson   Hey, kids, do you like fanservice? Statistically, some of you must or they wouldn’t keep making it. You don’t have to speak up; I already know and am silently judging you. Don’t worry, I’m not going to...

Highway to the Dange...

Previously, I did a whole lot of drunken running around the Ukraine on a quest to kill some guy named Strelok. Why? Eh, he was probably an asshole or something. I fought bandits, fought monsters, fought bandits, fought bandits again, fought a whole lot of soldiers, and ultimately ended up...

Joker Game and Whitewashing Imperial Japan Sep24

Joker Game and White...

Joker Game and Whitewashing Imperial Japan by Andrew Erickson On paper, Joker Game has a lot going for it: an espionage thriller set between the world wars, based on Koji Yanagi’s mystery novels and animated by Production I.G, it looked to be exactly the kind of series I’d write a...