Welcome to my office.

Here at the "Metropolis" page, I produce my more professional writing for theOtaku.com. While many of my more mainstream essays, reports and features (possibly fiction if I go insane enough) shall come out via the Official theOtaku.com World, all of my work on less-recognised, slightly stranger writing shall come out here.

Also, I'll use "Metropolis" to post any writing guides or other side-projects that perhaps don't need to come out directly on the official page. And of course, if anyone has any specific request for things to be covered I can work from there as well. We'll look into all of these as they come.

If you're looking for my less-professional, off-the-record blog, you want go to my "Smallville" world.

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Battle For The Hochwald Gap (February 26 - March 10)

For Remembrance Day this year, I write about something I promised myself I'd write about since last year. Really, I picked it because it involved the Canadians in Europe and allegedly it was going to involve a rather large tank battle. Like all ...

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The Bataan Death March and the Escape from Davao (April 1942 - August 1943)

I cheated and wrote about two connected stories. This one's long and broken into two parts. If you're actually reading this, consider yourselves warned. I often feel very grateful for the friends I’ve made at this site. Ev...

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The Battles of Changsha (1939, 1941, 1944)

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein) Looking down a list of battles during the Second Sino-Japanese War, I'm actually finding myself surprised at how often I'm seei...

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The Doolittle Raid (April 18, 1942)

Today's write-up is irregular for me for a few reasons. One, much like yesterday's write-up about the Angels of Bataan, it focuses on American involvement in the wars. Second, it involves a story decently well known in certain circles including ...

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The Angels of Bataan (December 1941 - March 1945)

Sometimes it's easy to forget that wars are not fought by soldiers, sailors and airmen alone. In the civilian circles, there are munitions workers and war bond drives. Then you have people like the merchant navy, technically civilians but under ...

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