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Nekomimi Land Excerpt: An Interview With Michael

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Nekomimi Land Excerpt: An Interview With Michael

A Different Kind of Angel: An Interview with Michael By Claire Schumer Michael was the second Transformed person to become a public sensation. The existence of Kaylee, a “catgirl” straight out of a Japanese cartoon, brought out the worst in a lot of anime fans, but Michael’s symbolism is the sort that isn’t lost on people who aren’t into a niche hobby. There’s no getting around the fact that he looks like an angel. Sitting across from me in a quiet café, he looks out of place even with a caramel macchiato in front of him. He is such a perfect specimen of a beautiful man, with these great white bird wi
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Lesser-Known Fandoms

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Lesser-Known Fandoms

You are very likely aware of the larger fandoms, the Trekkies, the Warsies, the otaku, the Pokemans, and the Homestuckies. There are however many smaller fandoms out there. Friends of Joe Joe Redding is a pretty ordinary geek, with a love of D&D and science fiction. He does however have a certain amount of charisma and a devious mind, and got his friends to start referring themselves as “Friends of Joe.” The term has spread around various forms of social media, and people have been using the #friendsofjoe hashtag even in South Korea and Japan. He realized that he may have made a mistake when he discovered a Joe Redding/Chris Har

The Vampire Life

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The Vampire Life

I didn't plan to become a vampire. I mean, the whole not dying thing sounds nice and all, but I wasn't about to go hang around the "blood light district" or anything.  It happened in the Safeway downtown of all places. Downtown San Jose varies between nice and scary over short distances, but over by the Paseo de San Antonio light rail station it usually tends more towards the college student/downtown professional side of things. I saw him wandering around the supermarket in a daze. He was handsome in that weird, porcelain way some vampires are, which doesn't translate to photographs because it's partly some weird pheromone thing. He was carr
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700 Catgirl Names

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700 Catgirl Names

I am a huge fan of John Hodgman, especially his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge (Areas, More, and All). Each of these books has a list of 700 names of something (Hoboes, Mole-Men, and Ancient and Unspeakable Ones respectively), and I thought it would be fun to write a list of 700 catgirl names. I was wrong. Writing this list was a terrible idea that took several months and left my brain feeling as though someone had grabbed it and scraped out every last bit of goop they could possibly get out, and then just kept on scraping. And then I was at around 500 names. Since I actually did this thing, I have no choice but to share it with you, bec
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UFO Girl - Christmas Memory

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UFO Girl - Christmas Memory

Usually when alien/sci-fi stuff shows up in my life it's a source of aggravation. It might not reflect well on me, but my friends have learned that they can tell when I've spotted something alien by how I groan and rub my temples. But on Christmas Eve, when I was 17, my cynicism turned out to be misplaced. A package came in the mail, addressed to "Janet Q. Smith" (and no, I'm not telling you what my middle name is), without a return address. Though my "alien senses" were already tingling, I figured it was better to open the package and find out what I was dealing with rather than leave it be and let it do god-knows-what on its own. About 9

Otaku vs. Zombies

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Otaku vs. Zombies

Bryce woke to the sound of pounding on his door. He rolled over in bed and hoped it would go away. It didn't. He picked himself up and shuffled to the door. Something fell over in the apartment. When he opened the door, Julie slipped inside and slammed the door. "Zombies!" she cried. "Morning," he mumbled. "Zombies!" she repeated. "You broke your paddle thing." He pointed at her wooden paddle, which had at one point said seme on it. It was broken, splintered, and splattered with red. Julie looked at it, then up at him. "Bryce! Zombies!" He stared at her. She rolled her eyes. "Ugh! Coffee." Bryce shuffled back to bed, and didn't stir u
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Nekomimi Land Excerpt: An Interview With Michael

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Nekomimi Land Excerpt: An Interview With Michael

A Different Kind of Angel: An Interview with Michael By Claire Schumer Michael was the second Transformed person to become a public sensation. The existence of Kaylee, a “catgirl” straight out of a Japanese cartoon, brought out the worst in a lot of anime fans, but Michael’s symbolism is the sort that isn’t lost on people who aren’t into a niche hobby. There’s no getting around the fact that he looks like an angel. Sitting across from me in a quiet café, he looks out of place even with a caramel macchiato in front of him. He is such a perfect specimen of a beautiful man, with these great white bird wi
4Comments

Lesser-Known Fandoms

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Lesser-Known Fandoms

You are very likely aware of the larger fandoms, the Trekkies, the Warsies, the otaku, the Pokemans, and the Homestuckies. There are however many smaller fandoms out there. Friends of Joe Joe Redding is a pretty ordinary geek, with a love of D&D and science fiction. He does however have a certain amount of charisma and a devious mind, and got his friends to start referring themselves as “Friends of Joe.” The term has spread around various forms of social media, and people have been using the #friendsofjoe hashtag even in South Korea and Japan. He realized that he may have made a mistake when he discovered a Joe Redding/Chris Har

The Vampire Life

T

The Vampire Life

I didn't plan to become a vampire. I mean, the whole not dying thing sounds nice and all, but I wasn't about to go hang around the "blood light district" or anything.  It happened in the Safeway downtown of all places. Downtown San Jose varies between nice and scary over short distances, but over by the Paseo de San Antonio light rail station it usually tends more towards the college student/downtown professional side of things. I saw him wandering around the supermarket in a daze. He was handsome in that weird, porcelain way some vampires are, which doesn't translate to photographs because it's partly some weird pheromone thing. He was carr
6Comments

700 Catgirl Names

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700 Catgirl Names

I am a huge fan of John Hodgman, especially his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge (Areas, More, and All). Each of these books has a list of 700 names of something (Hoboes, Mole-Men, and Ancient and Unspeakable Ones respectively), and I thought it would be fun to write a list of 700 catgirl names. I was wrong. Writing this list was a terrible idea that took several months and left my brain feeling as though someone had grabbed it and scraped out every last bit of goop they could possibly get out, and then just kept on scraping. And then I was at around 500 names. Since I actually did this thing, I have no choice but to share it with you, bec
8Comments

UFO Girl - Christmas Memory

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UFO Girl - Christmas Memory

Usually when alien/sci-fi stuff shows up in my life it's a source of aggravation. It might not reflect well on me, but my friends have learned that they can tell when I've spotted something alien by how I groan and rub my temples. But on Christmas Eve, when I was 17, my cynicism turned out to be misplaced. A package came in the mail, addressed to "Janet Q. Smith" (and no, I'm not telling you what my middle name is), without a return address. Though my "alien senses" were already tingling, I figured it was better to open the package and find out what I was dealing with rather than leave it be and let it do god-knows-what on its own. About 9

Otaku vs. Zombies

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Otaku vs. Zombies

Bryce woke to the sound of pounding on his door. He rolled over in bed and hoped it would go away. It didn't. He picked himself up and shuffled to the door. Something fell over in the apartment. When he opened the door, Julie slipped inside and slammed the door. "Zombies!" she cried. "Morning," he mumbled. "Zombies!" she repeated. "You broke your paddle thing." He pointed at her wooden paddle, which had at one point said seme on it. It was broken, splintered, and splattered with red. Julie looked at it, then up at him. "Bryce! Zombies!" He stared at her. She rolled her eyes. "Ugh! Coffee." Bryce shuffled back to bed, and didn't stir u
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I dream heavy metal, but I live whiny punk rock.

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Aaron A., Azuma Kiyohiko, Kagami Yoshimizu, Takashi Murakami
Favourite Writers
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
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Halo, Maid RPG, Primetime Adventures, Dungeons & Dragons
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pencil, blue pencil, sakura pen, photoshop, notebook, Wacom tablet, pen, MS Word
Other Interests
anime, manga, RPGs, video games, science fiction, fantasy, music, writing

Nekomimi Land

Nekomimi Land

Ages ago I started writing a story called Nekomimi Land, about a guy who gets transformed into a catgirl and then abducted and taken to the dystopian land of catgirls. I got inspired to finally make a serious push to finish it, and now it's finally come to fruition. It's currently up on DriveThruFiction and the Kindle store, and I'm working on getting POD books ready. I'm not even sure how to feel about being here, but it's thank in part to the feedback of people who read earlier drafts of the story here on DA that I was able to do it, so thank you. https://yarukizerogames.com/books/nekomimi-land/

Channel A Kickstarter!

Channel A Kickstarter!

Hey guys. The Golden Sky Stories Kickstarter isn't quite ready yet, but it's getting close. In the meantime another tabletop game project of mine is having a Kickstarter. Channel A is a party card game I created where you assemble anime titles from words on cards and try to pitch the series to the other players. It's a very silly game kind of in the vein of [i]Apples to Apples[/i], except with a strong element of creativity. The game is meant to be equally accessible to people who are deep into anime fandom and people who just want to make fun of anime. I have a no-frills print-and-play "Manga Edition" available for free, and the Kickstarter

Studio UFO

Studio UFO

I haven't been doing all that much with DeviantArt of late, or LiveJournal for that matter, and the internet has shifted a bit over the past couple years. The other day I started up a new website/blog, Studio UFO (http://www.studio-ufo.com/), which is going to be a new home for most of my non-RPG stuff (since my RPG stuff has a home at my Yaruki Zero Games blog). I'm still just starting it up, but I have done a blog post about the novels I'm working on. Anyway, if you like my brain drool for some reason, check it out.

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