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A Better Bookworm: Bibliophile Princess [Short Review/Recommendation]

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Back in April, I wrote a post criticizing Ascendance of a Bookworm‘s main character, Myne, for liking bookmaking or the idea of reading rather than actual books. I stand by that statement still, as I feel like most of the series is still more about Myne and an isekai journey to being the greatest protagonist than it is about … Continue reading A Better Bookworm: Bibliophile Princess [Short Review/Recommendation]

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Kumoricon Review (Presenting), Part 2

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Hi, Everyone! Last week I discussed my attendee experience at 2022’s Kumoricon. However, now I’d like to discuss my experience with presenting. The deadline for submitting the panel application was around the end of the summer season. This felt pretty standard to me, as most calls for panels, papers, and other forms of submission are often called a season or two … Continue reading Kumoricon Review (Presenting), Part 2

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Kumoricon Review (Attending), Part 1

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Hi, Everyone! This month has been one of my busiest so far, and part of that is due to my traveling from Southern California to Oregon for fun and academic/professional purposes. I’ve split this into two reviews, the first being strictly for attending the convention and the second for paneling. I did this because I felt like both were … Continue reading Kumoricon Review (Attending), Part 1

Kumoricon 2022 – Quick Update

Good morning, everyone! Today I have a repost of my “Cultural Differences between Japanese manga and American comics” video because I am currently presenting a shortened version of it at Kumoricon 2022 today! If it is too fast (and it probably is because I think I accidentally sped it up with the free software I was using to edit the video 😅), please change the … Continue reading Kumoricon 2022 – Quick Update

One Piece Film: RED (Review? Rant? Both?)

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting If you are a fan of One Piece, then you have probably already heard about the latest addition to the franchise: One Piece Film: RED. I remember getting a lot of promotional merchandise related to the film at AX this last year and have been looking forward to the movie for months. Now that it’s out, I’ll let you … Continue reading One Piece Film: RED (Review? Rant? Both?)

Happy International Animation Day!

This celebratory day was first created in 2002 and celebrates 20 years today! In celebration of the day, I tend to host a small watch party with friends for different independent works that each of us has enjoyed, and this year is no different! Later today, I’ll be binging Season 1 of Metal Family (and a few other favorites) on a Zoom call with friends. … Continue reading Happy International Animation Day!

Recommended Watch: ONE PIECE Official YouTube Channel

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting If you haven’t checked it out yet—now is the time to catch up on the ONE PIECE RED live streams that have been happening over the last few days. There were some big announcements, live music, and a lot more in the last few days. You can watch recordings of the stream on the official ONE PIECE YouTube channel. … Continue reading Recommended Watch: ONE PIECE Official YouTube Channel

How To Break Into The Manga/Light Novel Industry – Notes!

4:30 PM – 5:20 PM (PDT) | Anime Expo 2022 | Friday 1 July 2022 Panel Description: Ever wonder what it takes to work on manga or light novels? Not sure what skills you need in order to go pro? Join us in a cross-publisher roundtable where actual hiring managers… Credit: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Panelists: Jan Cash, J-Novel Club; Kristi Fernandez, J-Novel Club; … Continue reading How To Break Into The Manga/Light Novel Industry – Notes!

Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)

I’ve been learning more about Japanese narrative forms lately. This idea was something introduced to me by a professor, and I’ve been looking into it a lot more as I write a paper on the difference between Japanese manga heroes and American comic heroes (which is hard to summarize, but let’s leave it at that for now). The kishoutenketsu is a narrative form that actually … Continue reading Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)