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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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Time For New Trash: Anime Preview, Summer 2016

In All, Anime by Keskel

It’s summer 2016 and a new anime season is upon us. I have helpfully grouped this season’s shows into categories so you know what to watch and what to still watch but be ashamed. -Keskel Fuck you, watch these: Berserk: This is a sequel to a …

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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 …

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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: March

In All, Notes by DavidLeave a Comment

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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Notes from the Kraken: February

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. As the Oscar season hits its stretch run, …

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Notes from the Kraken: January

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. Hope you all had a Happy New Year! …

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Notes from the Kraken: December 25th 2016

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 week’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Around …

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Notes from the Kraken: December 18th 2016

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 week’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. Though the 2016 movie year has been bleak …

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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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TV Roulette: Lethal Weapon

In All, Television by David

It’s been a while. The roulette wheel is still under some level of repair, but it was getting a little annoyed about the lack of attention and demanded tribute, so with that, the second edition of TV Roulette is now going to begin. The new …

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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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Hidden Levels: Among the Sleep

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: Among the Sleep (2014) Genre: Horror, Adventure Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One …

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Hidden Levels: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

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: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (2010) Genre: Adventure Platform: Nintendo DS, iOS Developer: …

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