I’ve got a reason for my daily blog lapse!
(don’t you always?)
But seriously! With the Japanese Language Placement Test N1 on my plate for Sunday, I couldn’t hardly focus on anything other than my own looming doom. I get some mercy for that, right?
Continue reading We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging thanks to: The JLPT N1
A few months ago, I wrote an article called Things I’m Sick of Reading. It was a pretty fun jaunt, mostly covering the things in Science Fiction and Fantasy that I’d gotten sick of after reading just one short story anthology. Since then, I’ve scribbled down a few pretty odious phrases for posterity. They’re not necessarily the worst phrases around, but they keep popping up, like sewage-smell after a Baton Rouge monsoon.
Without further ado, here they are:
Continue reading 5 Phrases I’m Sick of Hearing
In my previous entry, I touched incidentally on my aversion to stories set in the “real world”. I didn’t have this problem growing up — although I preferred fantasy and science fiction stories, I consumed far more contemporary realism, mystery, and suspense stories, at least in High School. Continue reading Real World Blues
During my group’s New Years’ Eve party, one of my friends since before High School and I got to discussing what we’d been watching lately.
“I’ve been enjoying Shakugan no Shana,” I said. I am, as usual, late to the scene, but to my surprise my friend, with much more free time on his hands, had just finished watching the second season, so I was only one behind. Continue reading Creator or Critic?