Tools of the Imagination

This week’s episode of Tools of the Imagination is live at Inglourious Fiction. I talk about the somewhat-controversial anime series, Terror in Resonance, and why you shouldn’t bother. I also want to announce two up-coming conventions. I will be a surprise guest at Anime Mid-Atlantic 1/2: Third Impact next month as part of Virginia ComiCon.Continue reading “Tools of the Imagination”

Tools of the Imagination – Murder By Decree

So this is a bit of a departure. I generally try to isolate my ToI entries to toys and cartoons; things that stir the imagination. Not just inspire but exist as a means by which the imagination works and expands. Movies and television, I feel, direct the imagination. Not a bad thing at all, butContinue reading “Tools of the Imagination – Murder By Decree”

No Tools Of The Imagination This Week

Sorry, kids, but it’s more quarterly week off. I am supposed to be relaxing like a cat in a sun beam, but alas, I am knee-deep in other projects. I’ll be back on the job next week. For now, enjoy life. Toys are meant to be enjoyed, meant to facilitate the imagination and all itContinue reading “No Tools Of The Imagination This Week”

Tools of the Imagination – Top Ten Television Episodes

Television, as an artistic medium, is wonderful. There has been, and continues to be, so much wonderful television in the world, it rivals almost any other artistic medium. Oh, there’s awful TV out there too, make no mistake. And television is hardly the end-all of art. However, at the end of the day, TV providesContinue reading “Tools of the Imagination – Top Ten Television Episodes”

Tools of the Imagination – Ripley

Space Marine Lt. Ellen Ripley by Kenner, part of the Aliens toy line, produced 1992 The Cart Before The Horse (Image courtesy of collectiondx.com) Aliens is one of the best movies ever made. It’s an intelligent action movie. It’s an ambitious visual tour de force. Good acting. Great sets and special effects. Nominated for everythingContinue reading “Tools of the Imagination – Ripley”