Tag Archives: tanuki

Something Old, Something Nue

I was looking at the Wikipedia page listing flying mythological creatures. There were many I’d either already written about or didn’t appear to have much information, but I did take some interest in the Nue, a kind of yokai from … Continue reading

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More Mysterious Magic of the Mushroom World

It’s probably obvious that I haven’t been keeping up with the most recent video games. Back in the day, even though I wasn’t good at most games, I could at least watch someone else play. That’s not been so much … Continue reading

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Bunny Bushido

The Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Book 1, by Stan Sakai – It can be confusing to decide which volume of a comic to pick up first, since the numbering tends to become odd after a while. While this is Book 1, … Continue reading

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Nooked on a Feeling

One significant video game salesman I didn’t mention in last week’s post is Tom Nook from the Animal Crossing games, a raccoon with a head for business. Well, actually he’s a tanuki, which is sort of a raccoon-like dog, but … Continue reading

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Plumbers in Flight

Yes, apparently Super Mario 3D Land will include the Tanooki Suit, but you won’t be able to fly with it. There’s a bit about it here. I remember when I first read about Super Mario Bros. 3 (this was before … Continue reading

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My Earthquake Brings All the Fish to the Pond

You may have noticed I haven’t written anything in my blogs about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, aside from my post on Ann Coulter’s bizarre take on radiation. Generally, I’ll only post about current events if I can find … Continue reading

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