Deciphering Youjo Senki – part 3: fonts

There has been no official character set released, not even in the art book, so I made my own mapping tables. There are two main fonts; the "print" style used…

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Deciphering Youjo Senki – part 2: numerals

The Youjo Senki universe has at least 2 numeral systems, one "Roman" system where 10 is represented by "X" (though their "X" is different from the X in their alphabet)…

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Deciphering Youjo Senki – part 1: text

I love the attention to detail that went into this 12 episode series, where they invented a full alphabet with capitals and minuscules, in calligraphic, print and cursive form and…

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Youjo Senki first impressions

Youjo Senki was a 12 episode anime series by Studio NUT that aired in 2017, based on the light novel series by Carlo Zen. I consider it the most notable…

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Tumblr turns Nazi

In December 2018 Tumblr started banning "adult content" and "female-presenting nipples", using bots to automatically flag earlier posts and make them invisible. This erases a good chunk of internet history…

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Doweling by eyeball

How I doweled my cabinet door parts together on sight for lack of a doweling kit: 1: clamp your wood exactly parallel to the edge of your work surface: 2.…

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Originality

I visited the Kröller-Müller Museum, which has the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings. There was a very interesting expo showing Van Gogh's work next to that of artists that…

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Tour de Geuze, 2015

I joined a tour of Lambic and Geuze breweries. Unfortunately the weather was quite bad, and breweries tend to be dark, but here are some pictures I took. One of…

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Hajime! online edition

Hajime! was a paper journal I self-published from 1997 to 2000. Because most of the content was written by myself, it was placed on hiatus when I started to devote…

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