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    • The INCREDIBLE Openness of Yuri!!! on ICE

      2 days ago

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      It's time for another video delving into the wonders of anime, this time with Yuri!!! on ICE. There are moderate spoilers in this video, though no results of the competitions are directly stated and I attempted to avoid visual spoilers.

      At any rate, tell me what you think!

    • Konosuba and the Idea of Adventure

      1 week ago

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      Here's the next video, this time about Konosuba season 1. There are minor spoilers for the show in general, but most of the focus is on the first few episodes. It's much shorter since I started late, but I tried to make the editing funnier as a way to make up for it. Let me know what you think!

    • Youjo Senki and Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Analyses

      2 weeks ago

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      Second video that I forgot to share last week and third video that just came out! Join me as I discuss what makes The Saga of Tanya the Evil so compelling to watch and what family means to these dragons in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid!

      And remember, enjoy the way you watch anime, because as long as you're having fun, that's all that really matters. See ya next time!

    • Slice of Life and Why Demi-chan wa Kataritai is so Enthralling

      4 weeks ago

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      Hey there. Some of you may know me as a former editor for Desu Daily. Others may know me as the guy who ran the Gears Writing Competition. Some more of you know how much I enjoy gaming.

      Well, regardless of how you know me, I'm now entering into a new phase of content creation: videos!

      You can check out my first video right here: 

      I hope you'll enjoy the video, and look forward to more! The next video is going to be about The Saga of Tanya the Evil, so I hope to see you then!

    • Desu Daily "RWBY" Vol. 3: Chapter 4 Recap

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      Hey, everyone! My name's Croswynd, and today I'm bringing you the Desu Daily "RWBY" Vol. 3: Chapter 4 Recap!

      For those not in the know, the Recap gives you an insight into what happened in the chapter, along with some color commentary, and even some rockin' screenshots of the chapter to browse through.

      If all that interests you, why not take a look on Desu Daily?

      See you there! I look forward to your discussion!

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    • Desu Daily "RWBY" Vol. 3: Chapter 2 Recap

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      Hey everyone, my name's Croswynd and I've been doing recaps on the two episodes of this volume of RWBY. In these recaps you'll find a lot of screenshots, some insights into characters and motivations, a little bit of humor, and of course a recap of the episode.

      You can take a look at the Chapter 2 recap here at Desu Daily:

      Come on and join in on the discussions either there or even in this thread, and tell me what you think about the recap in general. The more people who comment and discuss, the better the recap becomes as I react to criticism.

      See you there, Hunters and Huntresses!

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    • Fan Fiction

      5 years ago

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      We all know Fan Fiction. We've been to the websites, maybe laughed and pointed at the horrible, horrible Harry/Snape slashes. Maybe we even looked into a few more serious folk with a penchant for nothing but "speeling liek their in 4th grade". Yeah, that kind of stuff is pretty widely accepted as the main face of fan fiction these days, which is a really sad misconception.

      I won't lie and say the majority of fan fiction isn't admittedly terrible works of butchering characters and including themselves as the sons and daughters of major lore characters. There's plenty of that. But beneath the rest of the crap crusting over the little-used lid of fan fiction are a few jewels lost in the filth.

      For example, amazing authors such as Karen Traviss, regardless of how personally detestable she might be to some after the Clone fiasco, and people who write in Salvatore's version of D&D are all "Fan Fiction". Officially liscensed, mind you, because of work with other universes, but fan fiction nonetheless.

      I know what you're thinking. "Tam, that's a pretty strung out example of 'fan fiction'. It can't even be really called that, -really-." Maybe you're right, but where there are many professional writers in the professional world, there are also uncut gems of authors out there, everywhere. I'd like you to turn your attention to Jonesybites, a fellow writer, and personally I think she's just as good as Karen Traviss if she'd get rid of her pesky temporal fascination with switching from first to third person.

      Here's a link to one of them, called Snowblind:

      That story, while taking control of a few major characters (in many heads this being a big no-no), Jonesy manages to pull off a rewarding and deeply integrated experience. It's sometimes hard for me to distinguish the way she writes Baird, for example, from how he acts in game and in KT's other Gears books, because she does such a good job at portraying him. Honestly, it amazes me she's not had as many readers as professional writers or why she's not been picked up by Epic.

      Sure, my focus is purely on Gears of War here, and you might not think the universe is a place to put a deep story in with all the steroid filled, gun slinging action, but Sera is actually an amazing battleground for writing.

      I'll leave a link here of my own stories, about Bernadette Mataki, a character Traviss created in Aspho Fields:

      I don't want to toot my own horn here (yes I do), but I did quite an amazing job with this short story. It'll take about ten minutes of your time, give or take based on how fast you read, and it's a wonderful gateway into the rest of the fan fiction out here on the Gears forums, especially.

      So, yeah, Fan Fiction may seem bad to you, but Red Vs Blue is fan fiction, too. Is that bad for being what it is? I don't think so, and you other million out there probably don't either. Burnie is an amazing author and I hope to be even a quarter as good as he is. I'll try, admire his works here, and keep writing.

      Fan Fiction ain't that bad a place to start.

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