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The Summer Triangle (or something I wrote to keep myself sane in these lonely hours of convalescence)

Last night I queued up for almost two hours in a taxi stand, inebriated and due for a most terrible stomach flu (to say little of the tongue-lashing my parents gave me when I returned home at 2 AM). To … Continue reading

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In the Absence of Haruhi, Kyon Mans Up

I read The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya novel in the span of two bus rides. It’s less than 200 pages long, but no word is wasted. The premise is wickedly simple: Haruhi has disappeared, and so does everything weird and … Continue reading

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Harmony and The Tatami Galaxy: Kindness Is Nice, But Don’t Overdo It

Lately I’ve been reading Harmony. It is a thoroughly engaging book, with a great translation, a main character who gets things by her own hands, and a nifty text gimmick. It’s like some other book didn’t come out from the … Continue reading

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The Strongest (Royal) Steel is Forged in the Hottest Furnace

When I was watching Banner of the Stars I, I couldn’t help but notice how special Lafiel’s predicament in the show was. Indeed, the Abh have a special way of doing things, and will only let you in the accolades … Continue reading

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This Is (Not) A Review, but there be (minor) spoilers. Loups-Garous is my first Haikasoru book, which are darned hard to find in the Philippines. It’s bad enough that few stores (Planet X Comics and Fully Booked) carry them, but … Continue reading

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