Month: February 2016

  • You Are The Hero

    Recently, there has been a lot of discussion of the importance of having diverse characters in fiction, so that everyone has someone to identify with. It is possible, nay, easy, to make this discussion sound really, really stupid. “I can identify with an immortal, magic-wielding elf in an entirely fictional world, but only if it […]

  • Going to School

    I have been a bit distracted over the last month or so. First, I was asked to translate an academic paper into Japanese. That’s hard work. In general, it is a bad idea to try to translate things out of your native language. Fortunately, the translation was for internal use only, so awkward language is […]