Thursday 29 August 2019

Episode 59 - Sailor Mercury Mux Odyssey

In 1997, CBC's Undercurrents ran a legendary exposé on otaku as obsessive collectors of data. It featured William Gibson, Hitoshi Doi, as well as a charming fellow with an overzealous fixation on Sailor Mercury. That fellow was Gregory Taylor, and he joins me in this episode to talk about the segment, as well Sailor Moon chat groups in the 1990s, rogue anime screenings at the University of Waterloo, anthropomorphized math concepts and his own cataloged experiences in the world of Sailor Moon online roleplaying.

In a separate segment, I also talk about Anime Revolution 2019, and the unfortunate controversy surrounding the event this year.

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Full Undercurrents Otaku Segment:
Music Video featuring Greg: Alex Lacasse - "Like This, Like That"
Greg's Website: Occasional Homepage of Gregory Taylor
Greg's Twitter: @mathtans
Anime News Network article on AniRevo 2019: Victims Speak Out After Canada's Anime Revolution Con Allows Serial Harasser, Convicted Sex Offender to Attend

Twitter: @jbetteridge
Podcast Twitter: @zannencanada

Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.