My Thoughts: “Quan Zhi Gao Shou” Episode 6: “Sword Saint”
Greetings “Quan Zhi Gao Shou” (”The King’s Avatar” / “Master of Skill”) fans, sneaking in like a certain chatty ninja for another “My Thoughts” episode summary! As always, the anime is speeding along and, in my opinion, leaving some of us in the dust. If anyone is interested, the conclusion of this episode leaves us at around chapter 122 of volume 2 in the light novel so go and check it out when you can!
Major kudos goes out to @noirliesl-sideblog for all her help with gifs for the show! Without her, I’d be posting over 50 screenshots of a certain character! Please be advised, there may be spoilers!
We’re excited to announce not one, but TWO new guests for Kumoricon 2017!! Help us welcome Josh Grelle and Jerry Jewell!!
A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for over 10 years. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation Entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.
Other roles include Armin in Attack on Titan, Kyohei in The Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrels of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko. Aside from anime, Josh has lent his voice to a number of video games, including Sima Shi in Dynasty Warriors 7, Xbalanque in Smite, Dave in Borderlands 2, and the voice of the “energetic” custom character in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.
With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler.
Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom, and most recently Kusuo Saiki in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on ICE.
Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater, and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit to.
Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood-C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313-324 of One Piece, Is This a Zombie?, and Free! Eternal Summer, to name a few. Jerry is honored to have the opportunity to work with a very talented and dedicated group of people at FUNimation who take the quality of what they do very seriously. Well… seriously enough.
This will be Josh and Jerry’s first time at Kumoricon!!!
The Conceptualisation of Death and the Afterlife in ancient Egypt
Death was very much present in and a
part of ancient Egyptian daily life. From an Egyptian religious point of view,
ultimate death, or non-existence, was the worst fate imaginable. Avoiding this
fate was the common thread in funerary culture throughout the history of
ancient Egypt. To a Western mind this may seem an “obsession” with death, while
in reality it was rather a preoccupation with life in all its forms. Although
the ancient Egyptian concepts of the afterlife were subject to change over the
course of its roughly 6 millennia of history, I’ll attempt to give you a “quick
and dirty” overview below. (Though to be honest, I doubt I can keep this below
2,000 words.) I’ll tackle Pharaonic history – that is to say, the period
roughly between 2700 and 1000 BC, since that is my area of expertise.