I try not to spam you guys too much, but I am a living writer and like most, if not all, living writers I like to eat. Right now I’ve got a book out. Do you like that cover? It reminded me of Tolkein’s illustrations for The Hobbit. Okay, let me make this clear: It’s […]Read more "A Plug"
Okay, for whatever reason, possibly because there’s a live action film due out in a few months, the old manga Battle Angel Alita is getting a kick in the pants these days. Battle Angel Alita is the story of a girl rescued from a trashheap in a cyberpunk future. Her mad scientist rescuer, Professor Ido, […]Read more "Driving the Action: Battle Angel"
Okay, it’s been a week, and I’m following up on the challenge of writing 50,000 words in a month. Now, let’s start with this: I’ve done NaNo annually since 2007, and also some of the July Camp NaNoWriMos, and not flunked one yet. As of this moment, one week in, I have already blasted past […]Read more "Partly Relevant Post: NaNoWriMo update"
This is a project I’ve wanted to keep track of more or less in real time. When I first wrote about The Ancient Magus’ Bride, I had only seen the first episode of the anime and read the first volume of the manga, and I was able to look at that material as the beginning […]Read more "The Power of Two to the SIXTH: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Middle)"
I’ve mentioned a couple times that along with my blog I also write. I mostly write science fiction and fantasy, but I when I heard about a new website, Crimson Streets, that was buying pulp fiction, I said, “I’ll give that a try.” I did. They liked it. So my piece, “Old Money, Old Blood,” […]Read more "More Writing Goodness"
I meant this post to come much later in the life of this blog, but I was thinking about story last week, and you know how it goes: once you’ve started thinking about something…trying to NOT think about that thing is as hard as trying to not think the word “rhinoceros” for thirty seconds. Go […]Read more "Funky Funky Finish: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
I can’t possibly be the first person to blog about anime and manga. It’s unlikely I’m in the first million. But here we go… Three years ago I didn’t know anything about anime apart from what was on Adult Swim, and very little of that. Yeah, yeah, Pokemon, Dragonball, even (briefly) Cardcaptor; but I didn’t […]Read more "Ground Rules"