Anime

Gabriel Dropout’s OP: The Strengths of Angelic/Demonic Imagery

I feel like doing something analytical so I’m going to touch on something that I’ve always been thinking about in the back of my mind whenever I see the OP for Gabriel Dropout and, now, with my knowledge of the full series, draw out as much meaning as I can from this. Because I think…… Continue reading Gabriel Dropout’s OP: The Strengths of Angelic/Demonic Imagery

History

History Of A Nation: Middle Assyrian Empire (Assyria Part 2)

1392 BC – 934 BC At the end of the Old Assyrian period, as I mentioned when I did my Mitanni post, the waning Assyrian Empire was pretty much under the control of the neighbouring Mitanni, yet on my map I’ve shown, there are no Mitanni at all. I explained they had a quick decline…… Continue reading History Of A Nation: Middle Assyrian Empire (Assyria Part 2)

Eurovision · Music

Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: O’BENE (Belgium & The Netherlands)

Two countries who do a valuable job in making up the ranks for Western Europe, Belgium and The Netherlands have turned around their once poor fortunes in the Eurovision lately and are now some of the most forward-looking countries in the contest. I’m not always up with this forward looking mantra but sometimes, when I’m…… Continue reading Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: O’BENE (Belgium & The Netherlands)

History

History Of Nations: Gandhara & Kuru Kingdoms/Vedic Period/Mahajanapadas

c. 1500 BCE – c. 300 BC Headfirst into the mythical and unknown, we’re heading over to the Indian subcontinent for only the second time ever. Following the collapse of the Indus Valley civilisation, which we mostly know from the archaeological ruins that survived, the Indian subcontinent has a period of history that’s rather hard to…… Continue reading History Of Nations: Gandhara & Kuru Kingdoms/Vedic Period/Mahajanapadas

Music

Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Apollo’s Requiem (Switzerland and France)

Next on my list to cover is France, and I needed a good partner for them. As it works out with all of the other big countries around France, the best partner for them is Switzerland, who won’t have a partner if I go for the most obvious pairings otherwise. Not that I had ruled…… Continue reading Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Apollo’s Requiem (Switzerland and France)