Monthly Archives: July 2017

Reflecting on “Jitteh Dawn,” Ten Years Later

I find it hard to believe it’s been ten years since I released this thing. Jitteh Dawn (Windows, Mac, Linux), a visual novel I made on the Ren’Py engine, is a story about a history geek who seeks an answer … Continue reading

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Just Glue Some Things on It

Misha Burnett, an interesting member of the online book club I’m in, notes that readers of his story in Cirsova Vol. 5 quite enjoy it: I’m rather surprised by how much good ink “In The Gloaming” is getting.  I wrote … Continue reading

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I, the Incorporeal: The Soul in I, the One

WARNING: Spoilers for I, the One. My social media buddy Dominika Lein’s short story I, the One has a very simple premise: a soul named Niman is commanded by an ethereal creature to train a younger soul named Meelik. Unlike … Continue reading

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For Male and Female: A Gender Analysis of For Steam and Country

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Star Realms: Rescue Run and For Steam and Country; this post assumes you have read both books. Recently, I finished reading my social media buddy Jon Del Arroz’s new book For Steam and Country. This story, … Continue reading

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GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There (review)

Itami Youji, First Lieutenant in the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and otaku extraordinaire, is heading to a special otaku event when a magical gateway appears in Ginza and a stream of medieval soldiers and inhuman monsters comes rushing out, slaying … Continue reading

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