Konnichiwa minna-san! This is Wakizashi coming to you from the Teahouse. I’m looking to expand the Teahouse into the deep waters of YouTube. Now, my mother always told me I have a face for radio, (maybe). But I won’t let that hold me back.
I’ve had a YouTube channel for 8 years, but before this week, I had only uploaded a couple of super-short videos of family moments in Japan. (Oh, I used to be so young!) But making videos is something I’ve always wanted to try. So, from last week, I’ve restarted my channel and will be combining it with this book review blog. I’m planning to make videos using some of the content already published on this site, as well as new content. I also want to share some scenes of life over here in Yonago, Japan. We’ll see how it goes. I’m making this up as I go along!
I will still be posting new reviews of books and comics on here–I’m currently working on a long-overdue review of Daryl Gregory’s wonderful novella: The Album of Dr. Moreau. But I’ll also be sharing some of the videos I make. Please feel free to ignore this extra content. I mean, who has time for YouTube, right? With our ridiculously huge mountains of books to-be-read, our day jobs, families, ninja training, and so on. It’s a busy, fantastic, slightly bonkers time to be alive, right? And life is too short for regrets, as someone somewhere once said. So, I’m going to give it a try, as an expansion to my hobby.
Here is my super-short review of The Invisibles Issue #1. I bought it back in 1994 and somehow brought it over the sea to Japan. Re-reading it after all these years was a fascinating experience. It really felt like opening a geeky time capsule. The back cover has an advert for Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. Remember that movie?
I made the “thumbnail” using the free Canva application. I filmed the video on my Sony Xperia, after buying a simple tripod to keep the camera steady. If you watch it, please let me know what you think. And if you have any tips or advice, I would love to hear from you.
As always, thanks so much for reading!
-Wakizashi, feeling the 80% humidity and the 85 degree heat, with added summer rain.