August 2018: Going Big

Hey, everybody! K. A. Parker here with another monthly update. In July, I talked about comfort zones and how I try to take the first step out of them. In this post, I’m going to be talking about something a little similar: going big and how to stay there. Ready? Let’s do this. Advertisements

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Make-Write Monday: Character Growth, Symbolism, World Building, and Thematic Lessons from “Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic”

SPOILER WARNING! Okay, okay, okay… I know what you guys are thinking. “Kaleiyah… Really? More anime? You just did a post two weeks ago on censorship in Yuri On Ice! And I know that post on antagonist design with Makoto Shishio was a while ago, but still! Why all the anime?” Well, I’m an English major with a […]

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Make-Write Monday: Antagonist Design Lessons from Nobuhiro Watsuki’s “Rurouni Kenshin”

Do you see that man with the glowing red eyes, the bandages around his entire body, and the flaming sword in his right hand? Pretty menacing, am I right? His name, in the Western order, is Makoto Shishio, and he’s one of my favorite villains of all time. And today, on Make-Write Monday, I’m going […]

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