- To Protect and Kill: Morality in Action Manga - Mecha - io9 :: Thesis: "Just as Watchmen criticized the morality of superhero comics, manga like Bokurano and Fullmetal Alchemist criticize the "smiles and happy endings" of shonen manga." The only one of these works I'm familiar with is FMA, so I can't judge the article as a whole, but I thought people might find it interesting.
- Suvudu Cage Match - Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games :: This March Madness for SFF geeks is basically hilarious. I'm not sure which is my favorite, top-seeded Shrike against Arthur Dent, Aragorn v. The Wee Free Men, or Dumbledore v. Vlad Taltos (yes, the very first comment is exactly what you think).
- Ataraxia Theatre » Archive » What ERV really stands for :: Emmy makes a cameo in panel three.