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Creating a “Matter-verse” for Asean fandom communities with guest-host D.A. Attamimi

4 min read Topics Influencers, KOLs Metaverse Asia (general region) Japan Cultural influences & values A study on fandoms in Asean, plus Japan, delves into what matters for…

Nicholas Andriani

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Multiverse Role-Playing Games as an Educational Discipline

The article discusses the effects of using RPGs in order to submerge yourself in the multiverse and learn through risks and overcome trials. In my …Multiverse Role-Playing Games…

Nicholas Andriani

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Critical Thinking: What is it to be a Critical Thinker?

How and why of critical thinking? We often urge others to think critically. What does that really mean? How can we think critically? This essay presents a general…

Nicholas Andriani

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From Ulysses to Knausgaard: Time to Read That 500+ Page Novel

They’re long term investments to be sure but among the most enriching choices we’ll ever make. From my years-long commitment to Knausgaard’s monumental sextet “My Struggle” to the…

Nicholas Andriani

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Currently Seeking a Crew: SWTOR

Seeking a crew. Comment with interest!

Nicholas Andriani

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Book Announcement: The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity

The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity Edited By Ayelet Zohar, Alison J. Miller This volume examines the visual …Book Announcement: The Visual Culture…

Nicholas Andriani

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Book Announcement: The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity

The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity Edited By Ayelet Zohar, Alison J. Miller This volume examines the visual …Book Announcement: The Visual Culture…

Nicholas Andriani

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Summer Reading List: From Strange Worlds to Living Between Words

Make time for reading this summer. The world will thank you. Autumn Presencing – 正在的秋天, Huichun Liang Poet, Translator, Professor of Chinese language and literature at the University…

Nicholas Andriani

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Summer Reading List: From Strange Worlds to Living Between Words

Make time for reading this summer. The world will thank you. Autumn Presencing – 正在的秋天, Huichun Liang Poet, Translator, Professor of Chinese language and literature at the University…

Nicholas Andriani

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Travels and Travails in Translation – Aesop’s Fables from Greek to Japanese to English

Peacock and Crane クジャク が ツル を バカ に して、はね の いろ を けなしました。「わたし は きんいろ の はね で、こんな に きれい だけれど、 あなた と きたら つばさ の どこ を…

Nicholas Andriani

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Travels and Travails in Translation – Aesop’s Fables from Greek to Japanese to English

Peacock and Crane クジャク が ツル を バカ に して、はね の いろ を けなしました。「わたし は きんいろ の はね で、こんな に きれい だけれど、 あなた と きたら つばさ の どこ を…

Nicholas Andriani

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Poem: Rambling Without Destination, or Paradise Lost (Patron Content)

I bit into an anchovy. Brine dissolved across my tongue. Salt and sea marrying into the myriad effervescence of it all. The wine settling deep within my belly,…

Nicholas Andriani

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Poem: Rambling Without Destination, or Paradise Lost (Patron Content)

I bit into an anchovy. Brine dissolved across my tongue. Salt and sea marrying into the myriad effervescence of it all. The wine settling deep within my belly,…

Nicholas Andriani

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Demons Out, Fortune In. It’s Setsubun (節分): Bean Scattering, Bad Fortunes & Demon Slaying

We’re going to throw our beans, embrace this spring. Out, out with you Oni! Come, come good things. Oh, and get boosted. Seriously.

Nicholas Andriani

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Demons Out, Fortune In. It’s Setsubun (節分): Bean Scattering, Bad Fortunes & Demon Slaying

We’re going to throw our beans, embrace this spring. Out, out with you Oni! Come, come good things. Oh, and get boosted. Seriously.

Nicholas Andriani

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AN INVITATION TO A BRAVE SPACE

Together we will create brave spaceBecause there is no such thing as a “safe space”We exist in the real worldWe all carry scars and we have all caused…

Nicholas Andriani

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AN INVITATION TO A BRAVE SPACE

Together we will create brave spaceBecause there is no such thing as a “safe space”We exist in the real worldWe all carry scars and we have all caused…

Nicholas Andriani

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Book Announcement: Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Keijro Suga Reader

Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Keijiro Suga Reader Edited by Doug Slaymaker This volume of essays and translations analyzes the prodigious and wide…Book Announcement: Wild Lines and…

Nicholas Andriani

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Book Announcement: Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Keijro Suga Reader

Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Keijiro Suga Reader Edited by Doug Slaymaker This volume of essays and translations analyzes the prodigious and wide…Book Announcement: Wild Lines and…

Nicholas Andriani

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Violin: A Love Poem to the Spanish City of Oranges

Bohemian nights in Valencia where the gypsies shred violins into the coming dark “Rhythmic swells reverberate trough my lungs. The back streets of Valencia. Back street Europe. Romani…

Nicholas Andriani

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Violin: A Love Poem to the Spanish City of Oranges

Bohemian nights in Valencia where the gypsies shred violins into the coming dark “Rhythmic swells reverberate trough my lungs. The back streets of Valencia. Back street Europe. Romani…

Nicholas Andriani

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Invocation (Poem): Will you embark upon our honeyed rendezvous?

Will you embark upon our honeyed rendezvous? Will you drink this strange brew?  Inhale the perfumery of day glow grain? Heed the invitation East?

Nicholas Andriani

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Emerging Translator Mentorship Program (deadline 11/30)

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is offering an Emerging Translator Mentorship Program for 2022, the deadline for which is …Emerging Translator Mentorship Program (deadline 11/3…

Nicholas Andriani

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Autumn Splinters the Moon – A Haiku

Happy Autumn. Happy Fall. Happy Hop-tu-Naa! Happy Harvest. Happy Samhain. There is something stirring in the airs of Autumn. Gets me every year. To celebrate the skies of…

Nicholas Andriani

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10 Videogame Characters Inspired By Japanese Folklore

Chinese and Korean traders introduced Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, and the ever present Confucianism while Japan provided various regional myths, legends, and lore. These ingredients were brewed int…

Nicholas Andriani

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Weekend Wonderings 9.9.21

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. A Resource for the uncanny. An alternative for the humdrum scuzz of your everyday Buzz. Feed the beast no more. Here’s the…

Nicholas Andriani

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This is Happening! Creating Folklore, Mythology, & Literary Translations from East Asia + Gilman Announcement

Greetings & ようこそ It is my immense pleasure to welcome you to the airy, the eerie, the all-at-once sensual, hysterical, and downright phenomenal Floating World of East Asian literature Oh,…

Nicholas Andriani

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An Open Letter On the Road Less Traveled : A Personal Essay on the Path of Most Resistance and the Adventure That is Life.

As our world grows increasingly smaller it’s easier than ever to seek refuge in the comfort of familiar places. Yet, we live in a time when thoughts and…

Nicholas Andriani

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The Brilliant Naja Ferjan on the importance and the art of developing a bilingual mind.

Among my all-time favorite Tedx Talks, Ramirez translates the value maintaining your presence in the world while staying abreast of cultural transitions. The world is ever changing, and…

Nicholas Andriani

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Scribes and Sake: Kasa-Jizo (かなじぞ)

Reading fairytales within the origin language. Contextual agreements between time and place, emotions and aesthetics. We might localize our hearts out but truth be told we humans are…

Nicholas Andriani

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Ramen Egg (味付け玉子): Hidden Secrets of the perfectly runny, not-too-gooey Ajitsuke Tamago

Oh the pleasures of taste come in myriad ways. The foods and the paths they take, swirling about our world in a bath of culture, both yeast and…

Nicholas Andriani

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味付け玉子: Hidden Secrets of the perfectly runny, not-too-gooey “Ramen Egg”or Ajitsuke Tamago

Oh the pleasures of taste come in myriad ways. The foods and the paths they take, swirling about our world in a bath of culture, both yeast and…

Nicholas Andriani

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ビルマの竪琴 – Plucking the Burmese Harp: A Film Review

Director Kon Ichikawa plucks the fruits of Eastern spirituality throughout a film that at once condemns the horrors of war and celebrates the spontaneity of life.

Nicholas Andriani