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Nyri A. Bakkalian

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Nyri A. Bakkalian, Ph.D. is an Armenian-American queer woman by birth and a military historian by training. She is proud to have called the American and Japanese northeasts her home. She has produced nonfiction, fiction, and photography content for more than a dozen publications, including two newspapers and five anthologies, as well as for Eisner Award-nominated author Magdalene Visaggio’s Kim & Kim. Most recently, she is a staff writer for Unseen Japan. What’s her secret, you ask? Garlic and Turkish coffee (but really mostly Turkish coffee).

Come say hi to her on Twitter, Facebook, and Patreon at riversidewings

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Anthrocon 2022: Namahage!

Coming at you in just about 2 weeks: my lecture on namahage at Anthrocon 2022! For more information including scheduling, follow the link: https://sched.co/11v0W

This lecture is made possible by readers like you! Work-in-progress posts for this lecture, podcast scripts, art posts and fiction, audio fiction and more, is all available at patreon.com/riversidewings

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As a Patreon stretch goal, I have done a livetweet of my first re-read of this book in about 20 years-- started in July, finished today, and all I have to say, as someone with a doctorate in Japanese history, is *no.* Don't read this, don
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Wow. This was a book that was by turns deep, horrifying, moving, and hilarious, and told in such an amazing authorial voice. For all the abuse the P-39 Airacobra gets, it is a nice change to see a pilot write about it so fondly, and to muse more broa ...more
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Wow. This was a book that was by turns deep, horrifying, moving, and hilarious, and told in such an amazing authorial voice. For all the abuse the P-39 Airacobra gets, it is a nice change to see a pilot write about it so fondly, and to muse more broa ...more
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“Trust me.” And she did.”
Nyri A. Bakkalian, Grey Dawn

“Every war is different. Every war is the same.”
Anthony Swofford, Jarhead : A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

“As it turns out, we're all still learning to be men, or women, all still learning to be ourselves. pg 197”
Jennifer Finney Boylan, She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

“I have a different theory, which is even more harebrained. It goes like this: Maybe we should all just love one another, even if we don't completely understand the things that people bear in their dark, strange hearts, even if the stars that other men and women are following seem invisible to us. If we make ourselves open to the humanity of others first, maybe understanding will follow. An incomprehensible theory of the universe isn't necessary if your only ambition is to embrace another soul. What you need, maybe all you need, in fact, is the willingness to love.”
Jennifer Finney Boylan, Long Black Veil

“Monster a person though monster not human.
Monster like music. Like Beatles! Like Schumann!
World full of stupid. World full of noise.
Monster feel ANGRY. No birthday. No joys.
World full of JUNK monster not comprehend.
What is a childhood? What is a friend?
Monster and human both want the same.
Want conversation. Want love. WANT NO PAIN.
If monster speak heart: monster life only worsen.
Monster not human: BUT MONSTER A PERSON!”
Jennifer Finney Boylan, Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror

“...a memoir is meant to be an impression of life, and not a photograph.”
Jennifer Finney Boylan, I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted

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