An audio and text update! #GreyDawn is going to be an #audiobook, cooking streams are within reach, physical rewards are coming, and more, and I need your help to do it. Find out how: patreon.com/posts/53969453 #writerslift #twitterstorians #NorthStarForever
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A friend shared this elsewhere along with a long series of similar memes riffing on the "Samurai sends a fax to Lincoln" thing. And it's funny, because this meme is closer to the truth than you might imagine.

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Say hello to the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867, in which a Japanese delegation, headed by Tokugawa Yoshinobu's brother Akitake, ALSO attended! bie-paris.org/site/en/1867-p…
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ITEM: Extending great justice to all the country as our goal, we shall
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ITEM: As though traveling across the sea in the same boat, we will be
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"Did the silent god speak, in that stillness?
I strained to listen, but he wasn't there."

On growing up in the shadow of war and a distant god, reclaiming lost things, and the memory of a forest. "Forest Full of Mines" is up:
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