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    Gifted, a new webnovel series!

    (Can I just be honest and say I go back and forth on “webnovel” vs “web novel/web-novel”? I feel like the latter is probably more proper, but I like the former more.) With the semantics out of the way… I wanted to make a post here and share that I’ve launched a webnovel series over on my other content site, Mahou Josei. Gifted is a fantasy webnovel series about a blind magic user who is attempting to defy her fate, along with the people pulled into her quest, for better or for worse! Start the series here! If you’re a fantasy fan, I hope you enjoy this series. I’ve been…

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    The Curious Case of “If You Like X, Then Read Y” Lists

    I always find lists where books are recommended based on a visual work to be a curiosity. I’ve read many of these lists over the years and have gotten a few good suggestions that way, but they often fall flat for me. While I think that’s possible with any sort of recommendation, it seems especially common with lists suggesting books based on liking works from other mediums. Why is that? I don’t think it’s the fault of the person making the recommendation, but rather the nature of the list itself. Sometimes these kinds of lists work very well. I find they can be effective when the work in question is…

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    Let’s Play

    We’ve been watching since the beginning. We were there when the only other viewers were your friends. When your reactions were raw and unpolished, but still robust and flavorful. We watched your numbers grow and in turn, more of us tuned in. Watching as your reactions became greater, grander, even more delicious, spurred on by the ever-expanding audience. The fear you emitted with each jump bridging the distance between us and surpassing the barrier of that synthetic screen. We could hardly believe it. In centuries past, we had to travel or wait, sometimes years, to feast like this. But here it is, laid out before us from lands far away,…