Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, True Beauty, and The Saint’s Belated Happiness

A yakuza, sleigh beggy, and high school runaway walk into a grocery store…okay, only the yakuza would be in such a place (!), because the sleigh beggy already has a banshee maid to care for her food needs and the runaway is currently holed up in a businessman’s apartment. Huh? Do you know which three… Read More Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, True Beauty, and The Saint’s Belated Happiness

Spice and Wolf, The Ancient Magus Bride, and Generations Cursed by the Church

I’ve remarked before about my bitterness toward my last church. I’m still holding onto resentment, but healing is in sight—after all, I know both that the people there meant well and that it would be foolhardy to judge them when my own sins are mountainous. But seeing how difficult it’s been to work through even… Read More Spice and Wolf, The Ancient Magus Bride, and Generations Cursed by the Church

The Ancient Magus Bride Demonstrates Happiness and Love are Not Equal

This article was originally printed on March 19, 2018 in Area of Effect magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. If you enjoy this article, we recommend you check out Never Split the Party: (and Other Wisdom from Geek Culture that Changed My Life) and Always Look Up: (and Other Wisdom from Geek Culture that… Read More The Ancient Magus Bride Demonstrates Happiness and Love are Not Equal