"Story of Your Life" (Re: Arrival)

Last December I posted a review of Arrival, the sci-fi movie with a linguist as the main character. TLDR? Its reach exceeding its grasp, and I was disappointed. I’m in the minority with this opinion—most people who saw it said it was solid sci-fi and much better than they expected—but I stand by it.

Like Cloud Atlas, I was intrigued enough to go read the original short story. Also like Cloud Atlas, everyone else in San Francisco had the same idea, so it was months before I actually got my hands on Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others, the published anthology containing “Story of Your Life”.

Psycho-Pass 2: "Those Capable"

I had so much fun with my first Psycho-Pass post—the screencaps really make it!—that I’m ready to do episode 2. Onward!

Some administrivia: I don’t want to fill up my entire blog home page with these, so future Psycho-Pass posts will not show up there. If you want to keep up-to-date on them (and aren’t following me on Facebook), they’ll all be tagged as “Psycho-Pass watchthrough”.

And with that…

Psycho-Pass 1: "Crime Coefficient"

Okay, folks, this is happening.

PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス

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