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Verisimilitude & A Melody of Dragons

Verisimilitude & A Melody of Dragons

Today I have my partner, Alex, here to talk a bit about our collaboration on the Lunar Insurrection series. The first five novellas in the series are already available, and it was kind of an accident that we ended up working on this series together. I was supposed to write it, but then I didn’t have time, and I jokingly suggested that he should write it instead. Instead of him laughing off the idea (like I expected!) he said “okay!” and went on right ahead.

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Ark Adventures: You Are Now Entering Drop Cat City

Ark Adventures: You Are Now Entering Drop Cat City

My Ark Survival adventures continue with the tale of Roslyn, the spinosaurus my friends and I tamed during our first few hours playing our latest playthrough of the game. Over the next 24 hours that we had Roslyn, we went on several fun adventures: monching sharks, piranhas, raptors, regular dinosaur survival things.

For a while, she was the only dinosaur that we ran around fighting with because she was so strong. But because the map for Ark is so large, we had to get birds so we could fly around and collect essential resources to advance our playing.

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Excerpt From The Spirit Sorcerer

Excerpt From The Spirit Sorcerer

In just a few days, the latest book in the ever-expanding world of Yumihari arrives! The Spirit Sorcerer follows Masanori, one of the main characters from the Yokai Calling series, on his quest to right a wrong he made years ago when he accidentally released dozens of...

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The Mythical Anxiety Dragon

The Mythical Anxiety Dragon

There are many preconceived notions about dragons no matter where you are in the world, but in the West, we tend to picture dragons as fire-breathing monsters that want to eat our families and have to be slain by heroes.

In reality, they’re the worst, but they get points for being badass.

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Elements in The ATLA Universe

Elements in The ATLA Universe

Avatar: The Last Airbender is a beloved cartoon to an entire generation of animated film and TV lovers, myself included. I often say that the Yumihari World is, in part, inspired by the ATLA world, in addition to Japanese mythology. ATLA, however, mostly takes inspiration from Chinese history, mythology, and philosophies. Although the show is more like a Westernized version of these concepts, there are a lot of key similarities between the cultures represented in the show and real life. There is one major difference, however!

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