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.
I like reading books. Intermittently I’d like to post some reviews of stuff I’ve been reading. Nothing very long or fancy, just my impressions, comments and recommendations.
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.
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.