Made in Abyss: A history of going down

Made in Abyss is an incredibly atmospheric and adventurous anime, based on a manga all about going down a big hole. Since I love me some fantastical adventure, this blog entry is a fairly long ramble on other stories and concepts that make such adventures feel so absorbing and moody.

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Short Fiction: Mistepoeffers

Terry Pratchett was an amazing writer. He could create zany, silly, inviting satire that bordered on cartoonish caricature, but then turn it around and tell a beautiful, personal, serious story within that seemingly nonsensical world. One time I tried to write some silly caricature-ish stuff as a writing exercise. It’s good to do new things.

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Hag’s Collected Writing Advice, First Edition

So, you want to be a writer? No you don’t want to be a writer. You want to go home and rethink your life. Go do a normal paying job like plumbing or electrical repair. Study a STEM field. Don’t be a writer, it’s madness!…Well, okay. As an unsuccessful yet determined writer I’ve collected some tips and suggestions that worked for improving my output. I collect them here, and in the future if I learn more I’ll make a new post. Anyway, let’s get going.

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