The Burden of Dreams

In the first season of Babylon 5 Lieutenant Commander Susan Ivanova, a Russian Jew, is sitting Shiva for her recently deceased father. One of the memories she shares is that he was skeptical of space exploration, believing that humans needed to learn to exist peacefully on earth first. I was already more or less on board with the show, but…

Anne of the Apocalypse

*note: this is a post I salvaged from an old website, it must be from around summer 2019** Asuka Langley Soryu, the spitfire prodigy who enters the 1995 anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion like a wrecking ball, has never been the character I publicly align myself with. I have folders of images of protagonist Shinji Ikari for all my #same and…