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Masayo and the Shadows of the Truth: III

“Grand Master, you really ought to kill Masayo.”

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Masayo and the Shadows of the Truth: II

“What matters is who are we going to punish.”

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Masayo and the Shadows of the Truth: I

“I’m not dumb enough to touch that, lady.”

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Tiny Bad-Ass-ery

Being a bad-ass is all about the little things. Whether it’s Clint Eastwood’s squint or Bruce Lee’s fist-crack, those little tiny actions are what separate the bad-ass from the try-hard. Every real bad-ass has a tiny trademark like that. Take

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Eri and the Inappropriate Pickle: Part 3

As she neared his stall, Master Shingjian actually put his hand on the hilt of a knife.

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Eri and the Inappropriate Pickle: Part 2

“Those ninjas, whoever they are, are killing people out here, and everyone thinks it’s us. They think we’re a bunch of thugs, Matsu-kun.”

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Eri and the Inappropriate Pickle: Part 1

Her smile returned, almost imperceptible, as the lone enemy charged her in silent desperation.

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Plot, Thicker

There are as many ways of describing a story as there are story-tellers. I’ve read about dozens, probably hundreds of tools, tricks and tradecrafts that all help a story-teller figure out what their story’s about, how it ought to be

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Real Girls

Many of the REFORM SCHOOL NINJA GIRLS are actually based on (well, named after, at least) actual women I know. For example: Masayo: Masayo was my first boss when I went to Japan — a cheery young woman with a

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