15 March 2013 | 5 comments
- Two fan filmmakers are attempting to crowd-fund a documentary on the subject of “anime and its misunderstood fandom.” It’s nowhere close to meeting its goal, but I’m curious about how they might tackle the “misunderstood” part. Are anime fans still at the stage where we have to explain ourselves to outsiders? Watch their pitch video and see for yourself.
- Over at Sexy Videogame Land, Leigh Alexander writes about the short-lived security gamers find through playing life simulations:
They call some large-scale simulations “god games” because you play god – but maybe they take a role in our lives like religion, a repetitive ritual that makes us feel less afraid, like success is always attainable because the system is fair.
- Finally, here’s a catchy soundtrack to your weekend—Chrono Jigga, a mashup CD of Chrono Trigger and Jay-Z. I’m amazed by how well these two sounds work together!
(Photo via Victoria Holden, social media marketing manager at Crunchyroll.)