Welcome to the Spellbook!

It was said that one day long ago, MagicConan14 stumbled across an ancient series of spells known as "anime". Anime has captivated MagicConan14 for almost as long as they've lived, and now they are hoping to analyse what makes them work. Categories you may want to peruse: archive: for posts imported to the Spellbook from... Continue Reading →

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Write What You Want (Or, the Not-Very-Stringent Guide to Winning Followers)

You ever heard of the Butterfly Effect? When I read Jane's post on Artiswitch and noticed her hesitance in covering it for a so-called "lack of doing the work justice", I go, "Stuff and nonsense! Write about what you want." For instance (and I promise this is relevant!), I could talk about the package I... Continue Reading →

The One With the Podcasts

In which discovering a podcast (on Wikipedia, no less!) helped a blogger put their own identity issues to rest. (...yes, the title is a Friends reference, although I don't watch much of that show in the first place.) I was reading about feminist translation - as one does in a post-grad course about translation -... Continue Reading →

The Write Process (2)

The first post is here, although this was also inspired by this Side of Fiction post. Sidenote: This tacking of numbers to the end of post titles seems to be a completely new thing, spurred on by my return to the blogging scene. I don't know if my return will last as long as my... Continue Reading →

Sending Off Summer 2020

As always, spoilers below. Fugou Keiji Not quite what I expected in the end. It went from "kinda silly anime about a rich detective and a poor detective (in relation to said rich detective) fighting crime" to "rich dude tries to prevent an unlimited energy source from being revealed to the world" - to put... Continue Reading →

Show-ha Shoten Has Struck Comedy Gold

They say comedy is subjective... From the moment you open up Show-ha Shoten, you immediately understand why Takeshi Obata was chosen to do the art - it's comedy Bakuman, right down to how Azemichi Shijima becomes "Everyday Shijimi" in a similar manner to Ashirogi Muto. However, what is it that makes it tick? It runs... Continue Reading →

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