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Notes from the Kraken: July

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Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. So things have moved slowly at the Kraken …

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Notes from the Kraken: June

In All, Notes by David

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. Wonder Woman has finally come and it is, …

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March 2017: The State of Anime Streaming

In All, Anime by Keskel

There comes a time in the career of every unpaid, amateur anime blogger that certain facts catch up with him, and he needs to product some content. Those facts may or may not include living with one of his editors, and the attendant opportunities for …

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Best (Worst) of 2016: Anime

In All, Anime by Keskel

This year I’m chronicling my terrible anime consumption/addiction a little differently from last year. I’m specifically listing “original” or non-sequel shows in one list, and am leaving a separate place for continuations (ie., season 2s or franchises). It’s worth noting that I’m not treating an …

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The Mainstreaming of Anime Has Failed

In All, Anime by Keskel

As I write this, I’m still recovering from this year’s Anime Expo, a convention dedicated to anime fandom of all stripes. As with every time I go to a con like this, I start thinking about the state of anime fandom and what it means …

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The Loaded Die: Konexi, Tanto Cuore, Guillotine

In All, Board Games by Kyu

Welcome back to The Loaded Die, a biweekly feature here at the Kraken where your host, Kyu (that’s me!) reviews three new board games in every delicious post. For each game, I’ll give an overview of what it is, a description of how to play, and my subjective thoughts …

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The Comic-Con Report: SDCC 2016

In All, Conventions by David

After a whirlwind of activity, another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, a little more than a week ago. This was the sixth time I have gone to SDCC, and each time has been a different and fun experience travelling into the belly of …

Conpocalypse 2015 SDCC Edition: Sunday Funday

In All, Conventions by David

Well, it has been a good run, but all good things must come to an end. In the final part of Conpocalypse SDCC Edition, I will discuss the events on Sunday, plus the highs and lows of SDCC 2015 as a whole. Sunday is always …

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The Anticipated 2017 Edition

In All, Movies by David

Now that Oscars season is over, we can finally put 2016 movies to bed (well, more or less), and look ahead to 2017. As I do every year, I am going to offer a list of the films I am most excited to see in …

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Oscarathon 2017: Final Oscar Thoughts

In All, Movies by David

A long and rather boring award season ended with a real bang last night, and with that, the 2017 Oscars are over. Here are my final takeaways from this awards season. Moonlight F*CKING Won Best Picture There are other conversations to have about all that …

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Oscarathon 2017: Oscar Live Blog

In All, Movies by David

The day has finally come! The Oscars are here. You can look at my final predictions or just thoughts in general if you are bored, but now we can finally get things started, so join along, and let’s have some fun and jello shots! 9:19 …

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Oscarathon 2017: Final Oscar Predictions

In All, Movies by David

We are finally here. It’s time for the 2017 Oscars, and so after months of writing words upon words upon words… here are my final predictions. BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the …

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Notes from the Kraken: July

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Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. So things have moved slowly at the Kraken …

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Notes from the Kraken: June

In All, Notes by David

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. Wonder Woman has finally come and it is, …

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Notes from the Kraken: May

In All, Notes by David

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. So now that the accursed time known as …

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Notes from the Kraken: April

In All, Notes by Kyu

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it …

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Notes from the Kraken: March

In All, Notes by David

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. It feels strange not talking about the Oscars, …

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Life in the Kraken Podcast: Episode 026 – 13 Reasons Why I Split

In All, Podcast by Kyu

In this episode, host David, Kyu, and Sam catch up on talking some 2017 movies and TV shows they’ve seen. They discuss Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, and The Lego Batman Movie. Finally, fan-favorite segment “Nothing But Trash” returns. Extreme spoilers and trigger warnings: suicide, rape, sexual assault …

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Golden Globes Live Snark Blog

In All, Movies, Television by David

So, okay this is going to be weird. Turns out switching over to internet cable like Playstation Vue means I can’t actually watch the Globes… So instead I am just going to do a live reaction to Twitter as I get more and more angry …

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Oscarathon 2017: Golden Globes Predictions

In All, Movies, Television by David

The Golden Globes are tonight, and while I will do my traditional live blog during the show, I thought this year I would also throw out some predictions. Predicting the Globes can be tricky because, well, they are so damn weird. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association …

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Opening Titles: Westworld (2016)

In All, Television by Kyu

In this irregular feature, Kyu analyzes and elucidates the meaning of title sequences both new and classic. Welcome to the introduction. This is normally where I would discuss HBO’s new show, Westworld, a sci-fi/Western blend based on the 1973 film by Michael Crichton, introducing its themes, …

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TV Roulette: Dancing With The Stars

In All, Television by David

That was quick. The roulette wheel decided that it wasn’t quite done spitting things out quite yet, even though it isn’t fully repaired, so it’s time for more TV Roulette. This week, things go in a little different direction. Once again, I’m taking a look at …

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Hidden Levels: Cool Spot

In All, Video Games by Matt Morris

In this recurring feature, guest blogger Matt Morris takes us through the lost, the forgotten, and the overlooked video games of yore. Consider him your guide through all the best and most secret Hidden Levels. Game: Cool Spot (1993) Genre: Platformer Platform: Genesis, SNES Developer: Virgin Games Publisher: Virgin Interactive Ahh, …

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Hidden Levels: OneShot

In All, Video Games by Matt Morris

In this recurring feature, guest blogger Matt Morris takes us through the lost, the forgotten, and the overlooked video games of yore. Consider him your guide through all the best and most secret Hidden Levels. Game: OneShot (2003 Original / 2016 Reboot) Genre: Puzzle Adventure Platform: PC Developer: Team OneShot Publisher: Team OneShot …

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Hidden Levels: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon

In All, Video Games by Matt Morris

In this recurring feature, guest blogger Matt Morris takes us through the lost, the forgotten, and the overlooked video games of yore. Consider him your guide through all the best and most secret Hidden Levels. Game: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (1997 JP / 1998 NA) Genre: Action …

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Best of 2016: Video Games

In All, Video Games by Matt Morris

Matt: 2016 was a rough year in many ways, but when times are tough, video games are like a warm blanket of comfort on a cold night. So huddle up, folks, because it’s time to talk about the year in video gaming! We saw the release …

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Extra Life 2016

In All, Video Games by David

Every year, I participate in Extra Life to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This year is no different. This is just a post to highlight where you can follow along if you wish to now that we are live. If you wish to …

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