AuthorAlex Tinsley

A student of Fine Arts and Japanese culture of six years at Murray State University. Having never graduated due to difficulties with a specific teacher has gained a unique perspective upon the issues being faced by men and boys. A father of a young boy and loving husband.

Breaking the Narrative Episode 112: Whats in a Name? An Overview of Zeta Gundam’s Kamille Bidan.

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Well here we go from outcast to outcast as we delve back into Zeta Gundam’s characters. Again, as with Char, I will state that I’ll likely do a full review of the Zeta Gundam anime before the first of April. The reason for that is because in addition to around that time marking my full third year on this site, it marks the 40th anniversary of the Gundam metaseries franchise. …

Breaking the Narrative Episode 109:We Are Plato’s Philosopher. The Lesson of Gurren Lagann!

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Happy New Year and Welcome Back! I hope you had a good holiday season whatever you celebrate! Tim… Winter-een-mas is never gonna be a thing much less what you’ll be remembered for….accept it and the LOSS! Now that I have that dead set of memes out of the way I bet you are wondering “What are you talking about today Alex and where is that Gundam shit you promised?”...

Breaking The Narrative Episode 108: Did Gundam Predict Male Feminist Activity? A Character Review of Paptimus Scirrocco!

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I am realizing that a few times this year I’ve mentioned aspects of the Mobile Suit Gundam anime franchise. There is good reason for this, as the entire point of the franchise as according to the original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino is ‘reality.’ This means through the use of fiction it shows the reasons why certain lofty and overblown concepts can’t work in reality.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 107: Physical Hobbies Are Still Relevant! The Importance of Building!

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Nowadays with video games and so much of our lives taking place online, it can be easily forgotten that there are hobbies that really don’t need any electrical influence. In fact, I think such hobbies are a necessity to a healthy mind for just about anyone, especially if the hobby involves something such as physical craftsmanship.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 106: Diverse Superheroes Already Existed. Lies You Say? Check This Out!

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This previous week has seen a lot of dust stirred up with some old classics being brought up again in the forms of Netflix dropping Neon Genesis Evangelion and dropping the bombshell of a live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop. Both are seminal classics to be sure, and both are open to in-depth talks, obviously. …

Breaking the Narrative Episode 105: Entertainment is Pushing Forward, The Second Video Game Crash Looms!

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Video Gaming as its evolved over the years has helped bridge a lot of gaps, despite the urging of puritans to push forth needless conflict. This is because if they can keep us distracted with their brands of propaganda and keep us from realizing that the one harming us isn’t our neighbor but the ones directing power, then they can rest easy knowing that they can just fatten and grow...

Breaking the Narrative Episode 104: Happy International Men’s Day 2018! Flexible Mentorship!

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Today on this International Men’s Day of 2018 the theme of the day is strong male role models. Now I’ve talked about male mentors and the importance of mentorship in the past. However these are typically examples of fictional role models, characters you could play as or play with that can be seen as a series of traits to live by.…

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