[OWLS May 2019 “Happiness” Tour] Pushing the Boundaries of the Mystery Genre (and My Life) Through Fanfiction

Happy, happy! Hello again friendos. If you’re new around here, this is the Spellbook and this is Aria, the blogger who maintains it. This OWLS prompt for May is kinda meta: “Happiness is subjective. We all have different definitions of what happiness means to us and we also feel happiness in varying degrees. This month... Continue Reading →

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200 Follower Q and A (and Some Other Stuff to Pad Out the Wordcount)

Thanks to everyone who asked questions. The Spellbook is over 200 total followers already, so I'm a bit late... Despite much advertising (as much as I could do within the time constraints I had), there's only two questions as of the time of this post, so here we go: Moya asks: "...what makes you particularly attached... Continue Reading →

While I’m Away…

...enjoy all the content I've got lined up for you guys. If you're reading this, that means I'll set off on my trip to Japan...tomorrow. While I get dragged around by a tour guide who knows Japanese and Chinese (I don't know whether it's simplified or traditional Chinese, but I guess the only person who... Continue Reading →

Criticism of Ran Takeda in Fugitive Six

Ths is inspired by, and a reply to, Oncasteve's criticisms of Daito and Shoto in Ready Player One. Although Daito and Shoto can be used to generalise the entirety of Ready Player One's Japan, my example is not as deep but shows signs of being similar. That is, Ran Takeda of the Lorien Legacies book... Continue Reading →

Jon’s Creator Showcase (February 2019)

Hopefully you didn't miss the announcement, because here comes the Showcase. This month, we had 43 submissions, so thank you to everyone who made this possible. More details before we get to the good stuff: Breaking stuff down by category seems appropriate - although I've given people who create material from outside this blog's boundaries... Continue Reading →

Plans for 2019 (So Far)

Well, the year's already started but I might as well... Due to the obscene amount of posts and things to explore on the internet, I'm quite behind on my reading backlog (both on paper and on WordPress)... ...well, the real reason I wrote this thing is because Lina put out a list of manga to... Continue Reading →

3 Days 3 Quotes #1

Thanks to my accepting of a nomination from Lina, we have ourselves some posts. So let's send 2018 out with a bang! The rules, from Merlin's post (because Lina didn't have them): Thank the person who nominated you Post three quotes on three consecutive days Nominate three bloggers to do the same When I've seen... Continue Reading →

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