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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng: Generational Trauma & Internalised Racism Amid Grief – Book Review

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng is a Chinese-American fiction literature novel about a family—two parents, a brother, and a sister—who try to piece together the…

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11 Batman Comics Every Batman Beginner Should Read

Comics are a huge passion of mine. From the storytelling to the artistic presentations of said stories, to the technical ways it’s crafted—I love it all. But I…

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Syrup to No Good by Catherine Bruns: Bridal Shower Stabbing Stops the Show – Book Review

Syrup to No Good by Catherine Bruns is the second book in the cosy mystery series, Maple Syrup Mysteries. Leila Khoury has settled into her life in Vermont…

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Blog Bulletin 📣 Hello, Happy Sunday & How Do you Do + Sunday Shelfie

Do you ever sit down to write something, and you want it to be profound and fabulous, yet when the eyes meet the document or clean, crisp pages,…

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AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future by Kai-Fu Lee & Chen Qiufan – Realistic Potentiality of Global AI Technologies – Book Review

AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future by Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan is a collection of ten short stories written in collaboration between two pioneers of artificial…

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A Doomful of Sugar by Catherine Bruns: A Sweet & Sombre Cosy Mystery – Book Review

A Doomful of Sugar by Catherine Bruns is the first title in a cosy mystery series called, Maple Syrup Mysteries. It follows a woman named Leila Khoury as…

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Joker: Killer Smile – The Sublime Subtlety Between Brilliance & Madness – Comic Review

“Life is meant to be savoured.” Joker: Killer Smile is a psychological horror, mystery graphic novel by the magnificent award-nominated duo, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Gideon Falls).…

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Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams by Naoki Urasawa – Seinen Satire from a Master of the Craft (Manga Review)

Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams by Naoki Urasawa is a seinen, mystery, drama manga about a father who evades taxes to save money so he can take his…

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5 Reasons to Watch Ghost Hunt (ゴーストハント)

Ghost Hunt is a shōjo, supernatural mystery show about a group of psychic researchers that investigate paranormal incidents and try to resolve them where they can. This was…

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Harleen by Stjepan Šejić: A Stroke of Genius Origin Story for The Joker’s Leading Lady – Comic Review

Harleen by Stjepan Šejić is a psychological thriller graphic novel. After months of interviewing criminals at Arkham Asylum, Dr Harleen Quinzel starts to have very strange dreams about…

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Parade by Shūichi Yoshida: A Salaciously Psychological & Slow-Burn Look at Complex City-Living – Book Review (Japanese Lit)

Parade by Shūichi Yoshida is a Japanese psychological novel about four distinct individuals who all reside in a small two-bedroom Tokyo apartment. How these four came to together is…

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7th Time Loop: The Charming Shenanigans of a Villainess & Her Worst Enemy – Anime First Impressions

7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! (ループ7回目の悪役令嬢は、元敵国で自由気ままな花嫁生活を満喫する) is a fantasy, romance anime series about a noblewoman that is resurrected for…

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The Demon Prince of Momochi House: Supernaturally Sweet & Visually Vibrant – Anime First Impressions

The Demon Prince of Momochi House (百千さん家のあやかし王子) is a shōjo, supernatural, romance anime that’s based off the original manga series by Aya Shouoto. It follows a young, orphaned…

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Book Review: Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa – Being a Displaced Palestinian in a Time of Great Uncertainty

Have you ever discovered a book that was so breathtakingly relevant to the current times, that it simultaneously destroyed your heart with empathy while also enlightening you to…

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Black Tomb (2008): Love & Violence in Dystopian Kamakura-Era – Anime First Impressions

Kurozuka, also known as Black Tomb, is a 2008 seinen, post-apocalyptic, dark fantasy anime that’s an adaptation of a manga, which was an adaptation of a novel. It…

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Ninja Scroll & the Harsh Critique of a Toxically Ambitious History – Anime Review

Ninja Scroll (獣兵衛忍風帖) is a 1993 seinen, jidaigeki-chanbara (period samurai film) motion picture that was produced by Animate Film and written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Vampire Hunter…

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Comic Review: Meg the Graphic Novel – Tawdry Cinematic Action at its Finest

As a humongous fan of the cheesy and oft-times godawful Meg novels by Steven Alten, when I saw the trade paperback comic, it is safe to say that…

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Anime Archive Ventures (Randomly Choosing Backlogged Anime) #1: Black Tomb (2008)

Anime backlogs are simultaneously amazing, as they provide a source for us to refer to when we have no idea what sounds good for that next thrilling adventure,…

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Blog Bulletin 📢 Welcome to Initial Dork!

Bula bloggers, bookworms, and dorks of all sorts, and a very cheery New Year’s to you. This is your basic as biscuits “Welcome to My Blog” post. If…

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