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Creations of Chaos: The Pocket Man & Snack Attack

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When Fathom Events and GKids announced that they were teaming up to host a Studio Ghibli Fest, I was thrilled. The fest would include six animated features from the Studio Ghibli collection. The films would appear on the big screen, one per month, for six months, starting in June. What I missed when reading up on Studio Ghibli Fest, was that the event would also include a mini animated shorts fest. GKids would select some of the best animated shorts from around the world to show after each Ghibli feature. You can imagine my excitement as I bounced to the last few notes of My Neighbor Totoro’s ending credits song, and then suddenly, a new piece of dazzling animation popped up on the screen, followed by another. In this edition of Creations of Chaos, we look at The Pocket Man and Snack Attack.

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The Ten Percent – The Best One-Night Stands!

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“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon

Greetings and welcome to another installment of The Ten Percent, a space where Ensley F. Guffey and I take a look at the inverse of Sturgeon’s Law; in other words, the small portion of everything which is not crud. Viewed as a whole, Sturgeon was, sadly, right – the vast majority of movies, television, writing, art, and so on really is crud – but there has always been that slim slice of sublime. The Ten Percent isn’t limited by genre – I think our previous columns have proven that point – and that’s because these rare gems are high quality productions which demand more of their viewer than simple passive reception.

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Creations of Chaos: ‘Ocean Waves’

On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s Studio Ghibli’s John Green novel, without the witty, sophisticated banter. It’s the made for television movie, Ocean Waves.

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Creations of Chaos: ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

There are parodies, countless mash-up tees, and more merchandise than your wallet could ever afford. On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it is the most recognizable, cutest, and fuzziest character in the Studio Ghibli world, it’s My Neighbor Totoro.

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Camden Comic Con 2017

After several rainy, gloomy days in South Jersey, the clouds parted and the sun beamed brightly, just in time for Camden Comic Con 2017. It was a day filled with comics, cosplay, and fandom camaraderie.

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Creations of Chaos: Turning Point 1997-2008

In this edition of Creations of Chaos, we’re talking photography bans, saving trees, and killing curiosity, as I delve into the Hayao Miyazaki focused book, Turning Point 1997-2008.

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Creations of Chaos: The Red Turtle

In this edition of Creations of Chaosit’s the film that will make you believe that life is a magical and beautiful thing. I cry tears of joy over The Red Turtle.

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Creations of Chaos: Ronja The Robber’s Daughter

It’s a story about the folly of hatred, the strength of family, and the importance of friendship. On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s the animated series, Ronja The Robber’s Daughter.

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Creations of Chaos: The Wind Rises

On this addition of Creations of Chaos, it’s the Alexander Hamilton of the Studio Ghibli world. Meet the ambitious, goal achieving Jiro, in The Wind Rises.

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Creations of Chaos: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

In this edition of Creations of Chaos, director Isao Takahata once again ends a film with crushing despair. It’s the story about a Princess who wants to be a peasant, The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

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