Intermittent findings #02

Hope everyone’s doing well, especially with the intense weather all over the world lately. In any case, it looks like these “findings” will be a monthly affair. Be safe, wherever you are! Fiction from others I was first introduced to the manga “Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san” or “Kiyo in Kyoto” through the anime on NHKContinue reading “Intermittent findings #02”

A Red Rider’s guide to a Red Riders game: Return to the Dark Forest

Introduction Hi everyone, it’s turtle551 and I’m so excited that you’re here reading our guide for “Return to the Dark Forest.” Being of Red Rider lineage, I was really curious about “Return to the Dark Forest” when it was announced. Okay, maybe more worried than curious, considering how special T.D. Group’s “Beyond the Mists ofContinue reading “A Red Rider’s guide to a Red Riders game: Return to the Dark Forest”

Intermittent findings #01

Trying something new! At a cadence to be figured out as we go, I’d like to try sharing some things I’ve found inspiring, helpful, or otherwise cool in the last couple of days. I’ll try to keep things related to SF&F fiction and writing in general. Fiction from others I’m subscribed to Lightspeed and severalContinue reading “Intermittent findings #01”

Jade Flute Gate: A Save Point Review

All right readers, I’ve been just as excited as all of you about the expansion into the Jade Emperor’s territory, and I finally was able to try the new save point at Jade Flute Gate. Not only was it rumored to have one of the most expansive save facilities (200 free slots??!) but also –Continue reading “Jade Flute Gate: A Save Point Review”

Kishoutenketsu Parallels in Music

I’ve written before about the close relationship between kishoutenketsu and music, and wanted to share this video of the amazingly talented Jacob Collier explaining the concept of harmony to five different people, each time in an increasing level of complexity. (Side note 1: Jacob does a wonderful job explaining in not only this video, butContinue reading “Kishoutenketsu Parallels in Music”

Commentary and Lessons Learned: Snapshot of a desk space by the window

On the whole, I had a lot of fun with this piece, which ended up being more personal than I thought it would be.  Part of it was because I mined both personal material (ex. Old textbooks, assignments, emails the two times I got bachelors degrees) and existing writing – namely my 2018 project.  PartContinue reading “Commentary and Lessons Learned: Snapshot of a desk space by the window”

Snapshot of a desk space by the window

A short story by JYB A textbook on the lower left hand corner.  Fairly worn, the edges of the top right corner curled upwards from use. Several bookmarks are tucked into different sections with alphanumeric codes handwritten along the top edge so they peek out just so.   On the inside cover is a note tapedContinue reading “Snapshot of a desk space by the window”

Kishoutenketsu Mini-study: The Great Cocktail Quest

I discovered that NHK World has uploaded a bunch of videos – quite a change as it used to be very hard to find NHK content online.  What especially interested me now was not only the content, but also that these videos offer a great opportunity to study the kishoutenketsu structure in a new format.Continue reading “Kishoutenketsu Mini-study: The Great Cocktail Quest”