Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

Review of “My Hero Academia: Season 2” (English dub)

* * * B My Hero Academia continues to entertain in its second season. This time around, there are two battle arcs (a common feature of Shonin manga) separated by what, for me, is the best arc of the season: … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost: Chapter 5

I just completed my modern English adaptation of the fifth chapter of Milton’s classic Paradise Lost. Based on readers’ suggestions, I’ve published it (along with the first four chapters) on Kindle. As I complete each additional chapter, I plan to … Continue reading

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The Feminist’s New Clothes

A new telegraph article, ‘Victimhood narrative’ taught in schools fuels anxiety in young women, academic claims, shows that some are beginning to see the failures of feminism. How far down the red pill rabbit hole have they gone? The “victimhood … Continue reading

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Are People Sick of Hollywood?

SHOWBIZ*411 has a new article titled “Hollywood Ending: Big Studios Cutting Losses This Weekend, Pulling Flops From Theaters…” What does it say about the industry as a whole, if anything? It’s a bizarre season in Hollywood. Almost nothing is “working,” … Continue reading

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Review of “The Witch” (spoilers)

* * C The Witch is a period piece horror film about a puritan family who are shunned by their village and leave to live in a homestead on the edge of a forest. The mood is creepy, the pace … Continue reading

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In California, Prostitutes are Disorderly Vagrants

SFGATE is carrying a story titled Appeals court in SF allows challenge to state law banning prostitution. While some of California’s laws should not be overturned–for example, it’s hard to understand how knowingly infecting someone with HIV could be deemed … Continue reading

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Is America an Oligarchy?

An article in the guardian claims to tell us How the oligarchy wins: lessons from ancient Greece. It is an interesting mixture of insights from the author’s sources and complete nonsense. Is America really at risk of becoming an oligarchy? … Continue reading

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