Japan’s Hell

Why do you have to be late, America?

Leaving the house is a nightmare for me so I only do it out of necessity. This morning I’m meeting America at this cafe but he’s late and I’m early. Well, it won’t hurt to order a drink while I wait. Maybe if I have enough caffeine I will astral project, escaping both this world and my social anxiety.

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Which countries do you want featured in the next book?

Leave a comment telling me which countries (or even regions or parts of history) you’d like to read more about in upcoming stories.

I know that when I usually ask this question, I just go on writing about North Korea  (it’s a disease; I’m sorry), but going into 2017 I’m looking to provide you with the best content I can. Part of that is writing more books, and, more importantly, books you actually want to read. And while this blog will remain fairly East/SE Asia-centric, I’m more than happy to expand the cast for larger productions similar to Allies & Assholes.

So just leave a comment telling me which countries (or even regions or parts of history) you’d like to read more about in upcoming stories.

Let’s be friends

I’m lonely. Incredibly so. Most of the time, I feel like I’m shouting (or crying, depending on the day) into the void whenever I’m on Twitter.

So if you enjoy this blog, like history or politics, or are a writer, share your Twitter account in the comments.

I’m lonely. Incredibly so. Most of the time, I feel like I’m shouting (or crying, depending on the day) into the void whenever I’m on Twitter. That’s why I’m inviting everyone to share their Twitter handle here so we can start doing all that connecting that social media is supposed to be good for.

If you enjoy this blog, like history and politics, or are a writer, share your Twitter account in the comments.

You should also definitely follow P&P on Twitter–that way, we never miss each other’s posts and we can have more fun. Heck, I’ll probably even share some of your content on my feed. And did I mention the P&P Twitter is run by America?

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If you find that obnoxious (totally understandable), just know that I have plans to rotate the characters that get to control the account. Isn’t the prospect of seeing all of North Korea’s thoughts and feeling really exciting? If that can’t entice you to follow me, I dunno what will.

Alright, let’s network and stuff.

Really cool special sneak peek!

Hello, readers. I’m here to give you the 411 (people still say that, right?). This week there won’t be a story, but that’s only because I have a super awesome present for you guys in the works!

Hello, readers. I’m here to give you the 411 (people still say that, right?). This week there won’t be a story, but that’s only because I have a super awesome present for you guys in the works!

I’m not gonna give away anything, but here are a few “sneak peeks” to get you PUMPED!
(Psst… the blurring is intentional as not to spoil the surprise.)

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Expect this bad boy (whatever he may be) to roll out by the end of the month. Hopefully.
In the meantime, you can always catch P&P on Twitter if you need your political humor fix.

Anonymous flag-y ball faces

Website header featuring the characters North Korea, China, Russia, and USA
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A long time ago I asked whether or not the characters’ appearances should be anonymous and the overwhelming majority said yes. I’m going to honor that. You’re all stuck with anonymous flag-y ball faces now.

In the spirit of things, say hi to the new header. Why? Because China and Russia have a pretty significant presence in my stories. They deserve some time in the spotlight.

I’m not saying the new header is better than the original, but now it has 100% more Russia… So, technically, yeah, it’s better.

Concluding question: What’s the sexiest thing in the world?

A guy in a Mao suit.

An open letter to history nerds and politics fans:

So here’s the big question: How can I make my blog make you smile?

“Ask not what your readers can do for you, ask what you can do for your readers.”

– JFK, probably

Wise people have said that blogging is about building community. After much soul-searching, I realize that if I want to share a community with any group of people, it’s you. I also realize that if anyone’s going to passionate about my silly blog, it’s probably also you. That means that I want my posts to appeal to you, and I want to look credible in your eyes.

So here’s the big question: How can I make my blog a blog worth following?

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BIG SERIOUS QUESTION FOR ALL YOU READERS

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“Just picture me as a hot, sun kissed model with a thick ass” – USA

For as long as I’ve had this blog I’ve kept the characters’ appearances as vague as possible because I wanted readers to be able to imagine them however they wanted. And that’s cool. Because of the subject matter, I think it’s important that your country looks like someone you can relate to. But I also know that having a set appearance for a character (and then expressing that through art/illustrations/etc.) helps that character become a memorable icon.

So, here’s an open question to all my readers and whomever it may concern: should I keep the characters’ appearances “anonymous” or not?

In other words, are you happy imagining them on your own, or would you have more fun if you could see established characters?

Share your thoughts in the comments.