Have a good end of 2021!

Hey everyone!

I’m a bit busy today, but I figure I’d take the time to deliver some well-wishing on behalf of all of us. As the year winds down, some of us are actually winding up – end of the year deadlines, schedules, finals, family affairs, health, whatever else it may be.

So, here’s hoping that you have a good one, and we – as always – wish you and your family & friends well. This is Pacific, so we tend to be a bit whimsical with our scheduling. Next year as more things open up, hopefully we’ll see where things go from there – we’re actually working on a short summary of what’s happened to doujinshi (from our vantage point) over the last 18 or so months.

Honestly, the only thing I’d add? By now, we’ve witnessed together a bit more than half-a-decade. Congratulations, all – you are quite aptly put, witnesses to history.

Lens of History (59): Winds of Change

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Editor’s Note: The Abyssal War, particularly during the years 19[X] to 19[X+3], was often dynamic and unpredictable. Frankly, we were not very certain if the successes on the field meant much in the grand scheme of war or our capacity to sustain it.

However, by 19[X+4], the winds of change could be keenly felt.

A few chance encounters, some calculated risk-taking, and the careful but firm harvest of knowledge from years of accumulated research, and humanity finally understood just what it was that they were facing.

With that understanding came the ability to strike back.

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