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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