Welcome to Five Observations, an anime and pop culture podcast! Each episode, I will share five things I have been thinking about.
In this instalment: much-needed validation, the naive libertarianism of Kino’s Journey, Thimbleweed Park’s point-and-click nostalgia, maximum respect for simulcast translators, and the best and worst of the summer season.
I’m Robert, and here are Five Observations.
1. I’ve joined the Giga Drill Breakdown podcast network!
2. Kino’s Journey’s legal philosophy is embarrassingly naive, but at least it’s trying?
- MyAnimeList: Kino’s Journey (2017)
- Last episode: introduction to legal positivism in anime
- LPD: Libertarian Police Department
3. Thimbleweed Park is shamelessly nostalgic — but it’s a good game, too.
- Thimbleweed Park
- Everything You Could Want to Know About SCUMM
- The 10 Best Sierra Adventure Games
- Thimbleweed Park Development Blog
4. Maximum respect for simulcast translators.
- International Federation of Translators: International Translation Day
- United Nations: International Translation Day
- Onara Gorou (geoblocked Japanese YouTube)
- Onara Gorou subtitles: episodes 11, 12, 13
- Wave Motion Cannon Translations
5. The best and worst of the summer season.