Monthly Archives: March 2013

PAX East 2013 – Afterthoughts

Hey, everyone! I just got back from my first, 3-day convention experience at PAX East 2013 in Boston (just made it back to ClarkU a few hours ago actually).  I had a blast being there. Though, as a first time … Continue reading

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Directed Study Project Update!

Hey folks, I just recently finished writing the short story that will be apart of my self-desgined Creative Writing Project.  I definitely want to upload that to this site once I’ve gone through editing.  So at this point, I have … Continue reading

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Yōkai Poetry: Otoroshi

Otoroshi The scene is simple / Moonlight perched on a monster / Perched on a torii // – Six claws press into the wood / But never break it / Six more hanging in the wind // – Shadowy hair … Continue reading

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Flash-Folklore: Kujirasuna

Kujirasuna (くじらすな) Have you ever wander across the sand late at night and heard the song of a whale?  It may not be coming from a whale, but from the very sand you’re walking on.  But who has ever heard … Continue reading

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Back From Spring Break . . .

Well, spring breaks is over for me and now I’m entering the final two months of my time here at Clark University.  But I do have a few things to look forward to besides Graduation: 1) I’m attending PAX East … Continue reading

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Flash-Folklore: Namekuji

Namekuji (なめくじ) When a snail or slug reaches an advanced age, it develops magical powers and gains the potential to grow to an immense size and walk just as men do.  Namekuji are known to be as tall as men, … Continue reading

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Flash-Folklore: Kiirome

Kiirome (きいろめ) It is very unwise to play games with hungry spirits.  For example, to blink in a staring contest is to forfeit your soul to the hungry Kiirome.  Flat as a leaf, as tall as a man, it silently … Continue reading

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