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The surreal intersection of anime and politics

The surreal intersection of anime and politics

This morning, Mr. Ashby dreamt that Sarah Palin announced her hatred of anime as a plank of the Republican platform. She especially despised Bleach, decrying its violence, because (she said) her son was a great fan of the series and it had influenced him to do terrible things. Mr. Ashby promptly wrote Track Palin an email saying: “Why should all the other otaku have to suffer because you can’t stand up to your mom? What are you, some kind of…

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And I mean, tiny.

And I mean, tiny.

It is the task of every generation to re-make civilization. Participating in that process actively, rather than accidentally, is an exciting privilege. –Karl Schroeder, over afternoon tea. (Spending time with Karl always reminds me of what a beginner I am.)