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Beta Test of New Nest of Sites!

Beta Test! I’m reviewing a new WordPress plugin to make the Nest of Sites easier to use and more attractive! At least, that’s my goal. I’d like to run it by you before I switch. If you’d like to compare, the production version of the list is here. Here are some of the new features: […]

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Review of Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 9: An Impractical General and the Assault Begins

Quick SummaryIn Magical Girl Spec-Ops Askuka episode 9, “The Lid of Hell,” Yoshiaki Iizuka has to recall Asuka Ootorii and Kurumi Mugen from their field trip, but he had a good reason: They have to provide security for Spirit World representative conference. They meet Mia Cyrus and Tamara Volkova, two fellow Magical Girls, and Asuka’s reaction surprised all of them — […]

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Review of Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 8: Kurumi’s Choices and the Enduring Power of Tribe

Quick SummaryIn Magical Girl Spec-Ops Askuka episode 8, “You’ll Surely be a Wonderful Magical Girl,” Chisato Yonamine’s father tries to sell his underage daughter to a brothel but is thwarted by a law-abiding proprietor. Unfortunately for her, her father turns abusive. Unfortunately for him, Giess showed up and wanted to talk to Chisato — alone. Kurumi Mugen […]

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Review of The Devil Is a Part-Timer Episode 9: Restaurant Wars and Rika, the Drunk Old Man

Quick SummaryIn The Devil is a Part-Timer episode 9, “The Hero Experiences a Fray,” Emi Yusa’s friend Rika Suzuki hears the Hero and Assassin Suzuno Kamazuki talking about Sadao Maou. Of course, Rika misunderstands what they’re talking about and demands to visit Sadao right that minute so she can judge him for herself. They stop to talk strategy at Sentucky Fried […]

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Review of Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 7: Just Another Hour and That’s One Way to Disarm an Opponent

Quick SummaryIn Magical Girl Spec-Ops Askuka episode 7, “Magical Girl Development Unit,” Asuka Ootorii remembers the terrible final hours of the Disas war, when the weight of command nearly crushed her. Tamara Volkova, a.k.a., Phoenix, talked her into holding herself together one more hour to give the remaining Magical Girls a chance to defeat the Disas […]