Tag Archives: Japan

Japanese Numerical Classifiers are Great!

While surfing on youtube for videos to watch with my daughter, I came across this gem: What’s it about? Why, counters, of course. (scroll down for a translation) Numerical classifiers (or “counters”) in Japanese (josuushi or 助数詞) are just what they sound … Continue reading

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Saving the World, Kojiki-style

“According to this scroll, we must assemble the Magatama before the Empress of Yomi BLOTS OUT THE SUN!” “Quickly, give me the Mirror and warn Amaterasu!” “Are you crazy? That thing will incinerate anyone who doesn’t have imperial blood.” “Imperial blood, … Continue reading

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71 Multiculturalism with Steve Bein

  Daughter of the Sword! Yes, I know that’s the first book of Steve Bein’s Fated Blades series and this is the second podcast I did with him. The second one is Year of the Demon and it’s now available … Continue reading

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70 Buddhist Philosophy with Steve Bein

Welcome back to the Kingdoms of Evil podcast! This week I’m talking to Steve Bein, philosopher, martial artist, adventurer, and author of the Fated Blades series. Of which the second book, Year of the Demon, is newly available in paperback. We … Continue reading

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62 Manga Translation with Phuong Pham

Phuong is back again, talking about her job as an editor for Digital Manga. Which is by the way kickstarting a Captain Ken English translation that you should STILL HAVE TIME TO FUND! Also… The Digital Manga Guild, which employs … Continue reading

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60 Manga on Kickstarter with Phuong Pham

  This week I’m talking to Phuong Pham, an editor at Digital Manga, Inc and Project Director for the English translation of Captain Ken. We’re talking about Kickstarter, specifically the campaign her company is doing (and which you should visit and fund right … Continue reading

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43 Ending a story with Cory Trego-Erdner

LISTEN to podcast I’m back with Cory Trego-Erdner and his concept art for an epic fantasy project based on Japanese and Pacific-Northwest mythology. The way that I arrived at the answers that ended my books was by cheating and seeing whether anyone … Continue reading

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42 Visual versus textual story-telling with Cory Trego-Erdner

LISTEN to the podcast I’m back with Cory Trego-Erdner and his concept art for an epic fantasy project based on Japanese and Pacific-Northwest mythology. We talk about what medium of storytelling one should choose as well as… Game of Thrones the books … Continue reading

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41 Japanese mythology and fantasy with Cory Trego-Erdner

LISTEN to podcast This week I’m talking with concept artist and illustrator Cory Trego-Erdner and his concept art for an epic fantasy project based on Japanese and Pacific-Northwest mythology. And then I get my nerd on. And then Cory actually manages … Continue reading

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Birthing Ghosts

“Emperor Whiteriver II rose above his body, exalting. He had died, and he could finally get some real work done.” The ghost of a recently departed king attempts to stop the outbreak of civil war in his kingdom, while magicians work … Continue reading

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