Intro

Inspired by my ever-evolving reactions to Hyouka (as some of the pictures around the site might imply), I (Josh) started up Chromatic Aberration Everywhere in the November of 2012 as a place to pound out my thoughts on anime, otaku, and any other related things that came to mind. This blog was inspired by several others, most notably Things in the Fridge, Moe Sucks, Super-Fanicom BS-X, The Untold Story of Altair & Vega and Isn’t It Electrifying?, some of which are now unfortunately no longer active.

Note: Whenever you see “I” used anywhere on the site, unless it’s in a post, you can safely assume it’s Josh.

This probably sums up how I felt when watching Hyouka. What that means is free to be interpreted however you please

This probably sums up how I felt when watching Hyouka by the end of the series.

If you’re curious about the blog’s odd (and in my opinion quite punny) name, it’s meant to pay homage to my love for astronomy and physics. It also serves as a nice way for to define my “style”, which often centers around trying to analyze anime through various interpretative and/or comparative “lenses”, with a special focus on the lenses themselves, the ways they are “crafted”, and the ways people often use them.

"An eye for a monocle" might have worked too, in retrospect. But hey, not everything can be that cool all the time.

“An eye for a monocle” might have worked too, in retrospect.

Back in 2013 (a few months after we had started dating), Rebecca joined me as an author on the blog. Since she doesn’t have nearly as much of an academic bent towards anime and Japan as I do and hasn’t seen as many shows, her viewpoints provide a valuable perspective from outside the hardcore “otaku” community I used to be a part of.

If my posts could be summarized using images, I would hope that they don’t resemble this too much. Unless you’re Oreki, of course. But then I’d be like a bunch of mono-colored mini angel Chitanda’s, which might just be a little bit weird.

While most of Rebecca’s post tend to be isolated reviews and can be read in pretty much any order, many of my posts are part of a larger, personal ongoing project to better understand interpretation and fandom. They frequently contain, summarize, and propose a lot of theory, and thus should be read as part of a larger whole than as standalone ideas or commentaries. Several examples of each of our writing styles can be found here.

Last updated: 10/21/2015

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2 responses to “Intro

    • I’ve done a guest post over at Draggle’s blog, and have had two guest posts here in the past (well, one was a colloquium, but still!). Were you interesting in either writing one or having me write one for you guys? :)

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