*NOTE: Japanese surnames first* ******* When I started reading VIZ Media's comics, my mind had exploded by manga. I had been a diligent anime fan, trying to watch, view and observe as many animated series, videos, and movies, in order to keep up with what I believed should be the knowledgeable anime groupie. Then I … Continue reading Goblinrant Nerd Otaku Raves | Of VIZ and Virtue
On the advice of a few English teachers, in 1998-1999, I attended a Creative Writing course. First day, and the professor/instructor moved from her lectern, and gave us the first of her many writing commandments: Thou Shall Follow Submission Guidelines! Most of us had never heard this term before. A few mumbled, 'What's a submission … Continue reading Goblinrant Writing Tips | “You mean, I’ve gotta do WHAT?”
I've been summoned to present writing tips... Where do I begin? First, I'll give a brief bio so I don't seem like a quack. **** My official 'freelance' fiction began in1998/1999. By 2000, after several rejections, my first short story saw print. I published another story by the next to last issue of same fanzine … Continue reading Goblinrant Writing Tips | Research, kid, research!
[NOTE: Originally written December 1, 2008. Never been published. Article extended to meet revision. Images subject to copyright.] The use of space is important in Asia and Southeast Asia. Whereas the laserdisc went by the wayside here in the U.S. by the 70s - 80s, Asia still continued to use VCDs during the 1990s to … Continue reading Space is Nothing. Format is Everything…
*DISCLAIMER : Original draft 2008. Never published.* Japanese surnames first * For those familiar with metropolitan Miami, Downtown is a morass of endless detours, concrete barricades, cones, and dead ends. This is the city's attempt - even in our present year 2012 - to make these labyrinthine streets bear less gridlock. One day's avenue becomes … Continue reading Nerd Anime Bonzai!! | Anime About Town!
*DISCLAIMER - The following rant is an extension of what I raved on a personal blog.* Dear North American Geekdom: Where have all the American Manga/Anime magazines gone? Yes, yes, I know we still have titles available, maybe distribution has changed, or the print version is gone, but I mean many VISIBLE anime/manga enthusiast/serial magazines … Continue reading Nerd Rants | Where Have All The Otaku Magazines Gone?