Life Category

Halifax trip souvenirs (aka. future plans)

Some noteworthy things that I took back from the trip. No, not maple syrup.

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Halifax trip

A short while ago, I went on a trip up to Canada with some friends from the Japanese eroge industry. The whole thing started because after writing a whole story set in Nova Scotia, my friend said he had actually never been there himself. All of the setting material came from research that he did on the area. At the same time, he also had to stay in Japan while his company was releasing a game, so it ended up being that he had to go to Canada at the start of November where everything was practically closed for the season. Exciting stuff.

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Anime Expo Report Part3 - Epic Dinner

Operation Code name, AX Eroge All-stars 2010. Beer, BBQ, and eroge.

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Anime Expo Report Part2 - Goods and Concerts

AX report #2, Macross and Mell concerts. Then eroge relatead goods~

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Anime Expo Report Part1

Part one: The team, the panels, the home base booth.

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Travels of a Cursed Telephone Card

The human ability to find patterns in things where they don’t exist is truly amazing. For instance, take my latest treasure, a typical telephone card… except it has now traveled well over 21,000 miles, and has convinced a number of people that it is cursed. Join me in a lighthearted tale of chaos and shared travel woe.

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Off Topic: NY Chocolate Show 2008

So, once a year, I slip out of translation mode and wander the streets of New York in search of chocolate. $28 at the door and (practically) all the samples of top tier and boutique chocolate that you can stand to eat from about 50ish vendors.

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Japan, Comike, Temples, and Dinners

It’s been rather quiet around here, but for good reason. For 16 days starting mid August, I had been away on an extended vacation in Japan and only now have finally found time between unpacking and catching up at work to write things.

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Off Topic - Hanami in Brooklyn 2008

Once every few months, it’s nice to leave the house and walk around the city. Right now, about half the cherry trees in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden have reached full blooming. So armed with my dinky camera, I spent a day out under the clouds and petals.

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Off Topic - Chocolate Show 2007

This article has nothing to do with the usual Neechin topics, no translations, no games, not even me reporting on any projects I have going on. Instead it’s about chocolate. Very good chocolate. From the Chocolate Show in New York City. Because life is more than just about books, words and games… there’s sugar too.

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