Beyond the Horizon is back! (Episodes 12 & 13 Release)

This is new for my followers here, and I know I would do sporadic updates, but well… Since I have this blog and I’m expanding to write about my own writing I might as well share my chapter introductions.

I’m, as always, wordy as hell. You should be used to it by now. Sorry, not sorry.

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Sparrows and the Hawk

Sparrows and the Hawk coverIt’s 1938. November 9th. Germany.

Erwin needs to flee from the nazi, taking his friend with him. Not on is Daniel jew, but they also love each other — something that is not accepted. They hope to escape Germany and the nazi’s but is that even a possibility? Continue reading

Writing Update #2: Oh, hey! I’ve been interviewed

A while ago Alan from Book Boost tweeted about being open for interviews in a thread I was mentioned in. I was a little slow, but to be fair, I was in the middle of Camp NaNoWriMo at the time.

Anyhow, I got interviewed about Beyond the Horizon! And, as anyone who follows my blog can guess, I was wordy as heck. I can write an essay about a sentence, I’m sure. Yet, this post will be a short one. Lol.

So! Here’s a link to the interview.

In other news: I’ll put up a page for Tea and Coffee next. It’s a side story novel to Beyond the Horizon, set a few years earlier, that focuses on Arata and Makoto who are side characters in BtH. It’s 100% BL/gay. You can read it here.

 

Beastars

Promotional image of Beastars Season 1

Legoshi (CV: Chikahiro Kobayashi) is a wolf, but he is cautious not to scare the herbivores, as there is tension between carnivores and herbivores. One day he needs to get flowers from the gardening club and meets the dwarf rabbit Haru (CV: Sayaka Senbongi). They didn’t know what they signed up for when they began talking with one another. Especially since Legoshi had tried to eat the rabbit the night before…

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Writing Update #1

Alright! I’m here with a new series on my blog. One I know might not be appreciated by all. Why? I did a poll about whether to write about my writing, and it didn’t get overwhelming support. Or much support at all.

But I’ve been thinking. A lot. I’ve gone back and forth on it. But in the end, I decided to look at the tagline.

A collection of thoughts and polite rants on Literature and Visual Arts

As you see, I highlighted three words: “thoughts on Literature”. My work counts as literature. But! I will still write reviews, don’t worry! These posts might be sporadic, so there might not be some for months, or once every week for a few weeks. Continue reading

The Magic in This Other World is Too Far Behind 1

Tragedy may strike, and they may even be separated from each other, but Suimei didn’t want his friends to suffer. As long as there was hope, he didn’t want them to give up.

Suimei Yakagi is secretly a mage and friends with Reiji and Mizuki, but despite his talents, he had not enough time to stop what happened to the three of them and they are summoned to another world. But it’s strange. Only Reiji was supposed to be summoned and somehow Mizuki and Suimei got dragged along with the hero who was summoned. Mizuki decides to follow her beloved to face the danger of the Demon Lord, while Suimei… refuses. He wants to go home, and he will do so, even if he has to figure it out all on his own.

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Madou Soshi (episodes 1-3)

Important note! All names, including the title, are in Japanese! For those who have read the novel or comic, or watched the animated or live action series, I’ve put a list of names after the summaries to minimise confusion. Madou Soshi is the Japanese reading title of Mo Dao Zu Shi, and not me bullshitting some random title because I can’t read Chinese much anymore.
Also! Usually I write Given name Family name on characters. This is reversed this time because it just sound better. I drop family names unless I need to use them after writing it once though.

During the first year, peace remained…

During the second year as well, peace remained…
And during the thirteenth year as well, peace still remained…

MDZS JP 1-1Gi Musen (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki) wakes up one day, several years after his death. He realises he was called for a reason, the person sacrificing themselves for something, but they missed a part in the summoning and he’s just offered the body. It’s not difficult to figure out though, and soon he’s working on taking revenge, while hoping to stay alive himself. Continue reading

J-Novel Club

Originally I was going to throw in a novel in here, but I’m so engrossed in something I’m not going to review (for now, at least) that I simply gave up, because I kept procrastinating and days before the review I was trying to read the light novel. That review will be up at a later date.

However, I realised I still had something I could review and get it done quickly! Considering my recent health issues, no stress is my highest priority and if I rather want to drown myself in something I won’t review (for now), this works out great!

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Meeting the Boyfriend’s Parents

“They’re not like psychopaths or anything, are they?”

“No, they’re not.” Sawyer’s face blushed bright red. If Luke wasn’t mistaken, he looked embarrassed. “They can be worse than that.”

Luke’s eyebrows shot up his forehead. “What could be worse than psychopaths?”

“Therapists.”

Luke’s crush Sawyer asks him out after the final exams are over. Which was for the better, because Luke couldn’t get the courage to do so himself. And over the first few months of them being boyfriends, Luke truly falls in love with his boyfriend. But there’s always something gnawing in the back of Luke’s mind and the meeting with Sawyer’s parents might just be what makes it clear what it is.

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Happy New Year and Annyversary

Well, look at that! As soon as I started getting treatment it got better. Lucky! That means I can make this annual post after all!

So Happy New Year everyone! And happy new decade as well! I’m turning 30 this year, meaning I’ve been blogging for 14 years in about half a year. Wild. When I turn 32, I’ve been blogging for half of my life. That’s even wilder.

Let’s start by looking back at the previous year. How did I do with my goals?

Reading Goal: 50 books
This didn’t go very well, but partially that’s because I spent about 4 months writing fiction instead of consuming it, and there’s also the issue with my health. I just couldn’t balance thing as I wanted because I didn’t have the structure I needed. I hate to say it, but even excluding my health, it was also a lot in the hands of someone else. I ended up at 52 unique books, including comics, on Goodreads. This isn’t entirely true because I read some children’s books I never added into it.

  • I ended up forgetting about the alphabetical books.
  • I registered 5/20 children’s books, but it should have been 7-10. So I didn’t do great.
  • I did read 50+ books though, even though it wasn’t the right ones.

Post more batches
In 2018 I post three batches, in 2019 five. Improvement! I would have liked to do better when I wrote my first five batches in 2014 though. I did keep them out of the regular schedule, so that was great! I’d say I cleared this one.

Finish 1 game
Definitely cleared this one! I reviewed three games and a demo.

Widen my view
I wanted to review a few new things since my blog has very much been dominated by anime and some comics and games. I had some subgoals and I cleared:

  • 1+ drama CD, 1+ music CD: I count the Marginal #4 CD as both drama and music, since it was a single with a mini-drama.
  • 2-3+ streaming and/or reading services: I reviewed Crunchyroll Manga and Toomics.
  • 1+ game: I reviewed four, including the demo

I didn’t clear

  • More western material: I don’t think I did.
  • 2+ visual novels: It was just one.
  • 1+ anime from each ongoing season: Haha, nope.
  • Post more extra material on Patreon for my patrons: Didn’t happen too often.
  • Post more on Instagram: Yeah, no…
  • Livetweet regularly: This wasn’t regularly but I think I did better?

It wasn’t a great year, but I did pretty decently!

So what will my goals be this year then?

Just post.
Because my life is as it is, with my web novel and a varying amount of fatigue I’ve decided to just keep up posting.

And I’ll try to share how things are going relating to my web novel. Which you can find here, if you’re interested! I post it every other Wednesday with the first chapter of the year in a few days (January 8th)!

I’m also working on a side story, which can be found password protected on my personal blog. All posts on my personal blog are pw protected actually, but I give the password out to friends and people following my private Twitter account. Your best bet to get the passwords is to follow my account.


So… For now, I’m focusing on getting a few months ahead so instead of schedule January and forward, I’m scheduling posts March, April, May, February, January, and then June forward. Hopefully, I’ll have my posts ready before the last Sunday this month, but we can only see if I make it. I will post batch posts and some “unscheduled” (set to Friday and/or Sunday) posts outside the regular schedule. Batch posts are as always posts with 4-6 titles within a category or theme, and other posts might be recently released titles. Games will still be older releases, but books, comics and anime should be things I can fairly easily access to post more frequently.

Thank you for supporting me through 2019, and I hope you will support me for another year, or even another decade.