Thoughts on Living Between 2 Languages

I’m absolutely certain that this isn’t some new, unique circumstance for a person to find themselves living in, but I thought I’d comment on it nonetheless. It’s not uncommon for people to move to a country where their native tongue isn’t widely spoken, nor is it a rarity for such people to either adjust to their lives and assimilate into their new community, or hold on for dear life to their past and traditions.

Me? I’m just trying to find a happy middle between both those options. Here’s my two cents on living in a land where my native tongue is only ever spoken at home, and when/where I use both Japanese and English.

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The image shows a visual representation of how interactive fiction uses branching pathways based on choices made by the reader.

Why Write Interactive Fiction?

Interactive fiction is no longer a ‘new’ concept. It’s been around for a while, though many people might have never even known about it due to the fact that it flew under the radar of mainstream media for so long. There are many forms and styles of interactive fiction, though some are easier to create and distribute than others. Two popular variants, visual novels and interactive chat fictions (where the reader is playing in a similar way to sending text messages), are quickly becoming more popular as interactive fiction is being created on a greater scale.

Since I’ve decided to start on a journey into interactive fiction, I thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at the good and the bad aspects that come with the territory. For a reader, interactive fiction can be fun and exciting. For a writer, it can either be a chore or a pleasure to produce.

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The Uncertainties Of Writing

Writing isn’t always done with a steadfast resolve; often times people have to struggle through a mental block or multitudes of self-doubt to create something they deem meaningful enough to share with the world. For this blog, I’m going to take a look at some of the biggest uncertainties writers have that may keep them from releasing their work for people around the world to enjoy, as well as some words of wisdom for those that encounter these uncertainties.

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WWW #29: Inner Peace

Today’s Topic: What it really means to achieve inner peace.

Inner peace is defined as having psychological or spiritual calm despite past, present, and future stresses. It’s being certain of your place in the world and knowing that no matter what comes your way, you will be able to rise above any adversity and weather any problems. Having inner peace has become increasingly difficult in the modern age, though it’s not entirely impossible. There are many ways to achieve inner peace, though the act itself takes work and effort. Those that seek it need to be prepared for the long, hard road ahead.

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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year readers, writers, dreamers, and doers! Welcome to 2019, where anything is possible!

Okay, enough with the feel-good pleasantries. How was everyone’s 2018? Pretty rough, or pretty good? I’ll tell you guys, it wasn’t an easy year for ol’ Wisteria, but we made it through! A new year means taking a look back and seeing what you did or didn’t get done that you wanted to in the last year in order to give you a better idea of what you want to do differently or continue doing this year.

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