Author Archives: Lady Xiansa

About Lady Xiansa

Lady Xiansa is a writer, linguist, artist, and dancer. She has been a core volunteer for the Silk Screen Asian Arts Organization since 2007 and has provided content for Pitt JCS anime events since 2011. She has taught both ESL and Beginning Korean. Her novel, The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak, won the Bronze Award for Young Adult Fiction E-book in the 2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak Earns Another Accolade

This week I was informed that my gothic ghost story, The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak, earned the seal of approval from the kid-oriented Story Monsters Approved program in the category of Tween Novels. This seal is really special since … Continue reading

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Sweeping Reforms Hit Korea at the End of Ninteenth Century – Land, Vol. 2, Part 4

As we start the second volume of Kyeongni Park’s Land (박경리의《토지》), the first story arc, I want to go back to the appendices again and take a look at appendix two where they have the family trees and try to … Continue reading

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Picking Up a Princess’ Bodyguard as an Ally, Soonshin is Captured – The Joseon Zombie Annals, Part 3

Continuing our look at the Joseon Zombie Annals webcomic by Gonma (조선좀비실록- 곤마), in chapter 20, Soonshin talks with Heo Jun about his dangerous situation. http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=509094&no=20 He invites Heo Jun to join them on their journey to Tamra, while the … Continue reading

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2018 Summer Schedule – July and August

My list of speaking engagements and sales events continues with the Furries coming to Pittsburgh. Anthrocon runs from July 5th-8th, 2018. This year’s theme is “Movie Monsters,” and I’ll be speaking on Godzilla as well as participating on a panel … Continue reading

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The Irie Clinic Quietly Prepares to Continue Biological Research in Hinamizawa – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.1, Part 3

This time I’m finishing up Ryukishi Zeronana’s light novel version of When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 1 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”), which makes a huge shift from Miyo Takano’s storyline and perspective to Rika Furude and Hinamizawa. There’s still … Continue reading

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Biological Research and the Second Sino-Japanese War Provide an Ominous Backdrop to Murder-The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.1, Part 2

Continuing with our reading of Ryukishi Zeronana’s light novel version of When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 1 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”), the next section beginning on page 55 shows Miyo Takano meeting with a wheelchair bound old man named … Continue reading

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A Killer’s Childhood Tragedy and Her Beloved Rescuer – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.1, Part 1

As promised, we’re going to revisit one of the story arcs from the “Answers” part of Ryukishi Zeronana’s light novel version of When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 1 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”). This title is typically left in Japanese … Continue reading

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A String of Human Villains Brings Out the Zombie Berserker Rage – The Joseon Zombie Annals, Part 2

Continuing our look at the Joseon Zombie Annals webcomic by Gonma (조선좀비실록- 곤마), we pick it up in chapter 10. http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=509094&no=10 Our heroes have been arrested and taken to jail where Heo Jun uses some of the medicine he has … Continue reading

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The Secret Search for Extraterrestrials and A Gamer Meetup – Three Body Problem, Remembrance of Earth Series, Book 1, Part 3

Today we’re going to finish up our look at the first book in the Remembrance of Earth Chinese science fiction series by Cixin Liu, Three Body Problem (刘慈欣的”地球往事:三体”). In chapter 10, the story continues with Wang Miao’s visit with Sha … Continue reading

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The Sohyeon After Midnight Graded Korean Reader Project – Introduction

As my regular readers know, I recently published a new horror novel in English called Sohyeon After Midnight, and now I’m ready to start phase two of the project. The idea for a new novel came last year as I … Continue reading

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