Category Archives: Thoughts

The Frustration of Inconsistent Deathblows

Long ago, I started watching Dragon Ball Z.  Early on, one of my favorite movies was Krillin’s Destructo Disc.  It’s a large disc of energy that can cut through anything.  At least, that’s how it was presented.  This thing was … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Misusing Words

This is one of those topics that’s been on my mind, but I’m not really sure how to fully explain it.  I don’t mean using the wrong words or typos here.  I’m thinking more about how people will take one … Continue reading

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What is an Isekai?

The graphic pretty much does the job.  Isekai is the term used when we’re talking about anime and manga.  Yet, this isn’t exclusive to those genres.  In fact, the concept of a person from one world being transported to another … Continue reading

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Leading from the Front

(Kind of strange that Nelson Mandela had a quote on leading from the back and another on leading from the front.  Makes me think at least one is fake.) Now, these are the generals that we tend to see in … Continue reading

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Leading from the Back

What is leading from the back?  It’s exactly what you think.  This would be a military leader who stays away from the frontline.  They give orders while analyzing information and listening to advisors.  They’re still in charge, but not in … Continue reading

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Generals in Fiction: The Biggest, Shiniest Targets

I think this is another character type that gets overlooked or done with minor attention to anything other than the role.  Any genres that touch on there being a military force will note that there are generals.  Might not be … Continue reading

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When Heroes Have Violent and ‘Evil’ Powers

The character on the right is called the Jack the Ripper.  For some reason, anime keeps using the moniker.  Usually for bad guys, but this time it’s for a good guy.  Name aside, I found something odd about him when … Continue reading

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Shower Thoughts: The Oddness of Mental Wandering

I’ll admit that my thoughts aren’t as funny as this one.  I did manage to write a few odd ones down before they vanished.  We all seem to have these thoughts at some point though, so it’s fun to share.  … Continue reading

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Characters Need to Be Perfect! Real People Can Screw Up!

Over the course of this year, I’ve seen several authors talk about reviews complaining about character intelligence.  Specifically, readers hate when a character makes a ‘stupid mistake’.  They feel it ruins the story and go on a rant.  I think … Continue reading

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Underwater Adventure: Magic vs Technology

As I said on Wednesday, there are two ways you can get underwater in fantasy.  You can find a technological method or introduce a magical version.  Both are viable with having been used in the genre before.  There are two … Continue reading

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