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Member: Akiyama

CollectionsYour library (26), RPGs and gamebooks (1), Read but unowned (195), All collections (222)

Reviews19 reviews

Tagsfiction (159), Japan (82), manga (79), moe (56), non-fiction (49), humour (47), school story (46), adventure (33), bildungsroman (28), children's fiction (27) — see all tags

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Recommendations3 recommendations

About meI like children's books, mid-20th Century fantasy fiction, thought-provoking science fiction, cross-demographic manga, books on psychology and economics, and old-school RPGs.

About my libraryI have a couple of odd tags:

moe: Moe (pronounced mo-e) is a Japanese slang term with several different meanings. I am using it to tag books with characters who are youthful, innocent, endearing, quirky and pathetic (in the sense of inspiring pity in the reader, not in the sense of being useless or contemptible).

If you want to know more about moe, this page has one of the best attempts at a definition.

OSR and OSR fiction: OSR = Old School Renaissance, a term for the group of people who are fans of old-school tabletop role-playing games, such as older editions of Dungeons & Dragons. I use the tag OSR for old-school RPG products and the tag OSR fiction for fiction that I think might be inspirational for referees of old-school RPGs.

The appeal of old-school RPGs to me is concisely summed up here.

GroupsAsk LibraryThing, Books Compared, Books in Books, Books on Books, Books that made me think, Combiners!, Frequently Asked Questions, Gamers, Girls Fiction, LibraryThing goes to the Chalet Schoolshow all groups

Favorite authorsKiyohiko Azuma, George R. R. Martin, George Orwell, Shuzo Oshimi, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesExplore Acomb Library Learning Centre

Real nameMartin Akiyama

LocationYork, England

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Akiyama (profile)
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Member sinceNov 30, 2006

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