A Lesson in Divinity and the Mountains that Moved before Me.

The Eastern Education of an uninformed Westerner “Shinto sees nature as the divinity itself.” (Palmer & Finlay. 2003) A cityscape positioned precariously on the precipice. A fortified mecha of steel and titanium conjured up by the delirious minds of men hell-bent on innovation and security. The first-line of protection against seemingly incredulous acts of malevolence. … More A Lesson in Divinity and the Mountains that Moved before Me.

I don’t write enough, so let’s change that with a dose of honesty and introspection.

I’m more than 11 months deep into 21. Most would still regard that to be in the realms of relative youth, but fuck I’m feeling old. I’m poised on the precipice of the biggest event in my life thus far, of that I have no doubt, yet I don’t feel like it’s an achievement. Perhaps … More I don’t write enough, so let’s change that with a dose of honesty and introspection.

TWIN PEAKS: “I’m late to everything…” Vol. 1

Laura Palmer: “I’ll see you again in 25 years.”                 “Different strokes for different folks.” Before Twin Peaks, my exposure to David Lynch’s terrifyingly abstract brand of storytelling was limited to a screening of Eraserhead during a University lecture. The cerebral and surreal portrayal of the human condition … More TWIN PEAKS: “I’m late to everything…” Vol. 1

Studio Ponoc: Studio Ghibli’s Second Coming?

I’ve prepared myself for the end of Studio Ghibli on numerous occasions, although Hayao Miyazaki doesn’t seem to quite grasp the concept of retirement. He’s flirted with the idea before, but things seemed pretty final after his Oscar nominated swansong The Wind Rises in 2013, with his company partner Isao Takahata, also bowing out some … More Studio Ponoc: Studio Ghibli’s Second Coming?