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This page contains an index of New Leaf Journal article series. We categorize some articles that focus on a common subject or theme as “series.” The purpose of series is to make it easy for you to find content that you are interested in. For example, if you enjoy Victor V. Gurbo’s “Quarantine Sessions” music recordings or my reviews of doujin visual novels, that they are both part of larger series makes finding related articles painless.

We originally used a WordPress plugin to implement series. Due to some changes I made with to the site, that plugin ran into compatibility issues. I re-implemented series by using native WordPress categories and tags to designate series. Below, you will find a list of all of our article series here at The New Leaf Journal. Do note that the series that are marked by categories also appear in our Category Directory.

I classify series as ongoing, dormant, and complete. Ongoing series are series that either have planned updates or will definitely receive future articles. Dormant series are series for which no future articles are planned at this time, but may receive articles in the future. Complete series are those that we do not anticipate adding articles to.

Major Series

These are our most significant and/or regularly updated series.

Insani and al|together Visual Novel Reviews

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Status: Ongoing.

In 2005, 2006, and 2008, English-to-Japanese translators created official translations for more than 30 freeware independent Japanese visual novels. This series is for reviews of those visual novels. It is being updated and should continue well into 2022.

Justin and Justina

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Status: Ongoing.

The longest New Leaf Journal series features conversations between two fictional characters created by N.A. Ferrell, Justin and Justina. Taken together, the series gradually introduces new side-characters and more information about Justin and Justina. There are usually two-to-three Justin and Justina posts each month.

Month in Review

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Status: Ongoing.

We publish a monthly review article at the end of every month. This series began in August 2020. You can look forward to a new entry at the end of the month. These posts are good ways to find past content that you may find interesting.

The Quarantine Sessions

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Status: Ongoing.

The New Leaf Journal’s Victor V. Gurbo is a professional musician and songwriter. His Quarantine Sessions posts include recordings that he creates with a fellow Brooklyn musician named Mark Caserta. They occasionally have other peformers join them. In addition to the songs, Victor writes short essays about the music to go with his posts. You can learn more about Victor’s music by consulting the broader Victor V. Gurbo Music tag.

List of Series

All other series, presented in alphabetical order.

6.18.19 Journey Photos

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Status: Ongoing

Photos from a long walk that The New Leaf Journal editors participated in from the Bronx to Brooklyn on June 18, 2019. There will be a few additional articles added to the series.

Anime Hair

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Status: Ongoing

A series of articles about anime hair color and anime hair styles.

Anime Recommendations

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Status: Ongoing.

A subset of anime reviews that focus on anime that focuses on recommended anime.

April 2020 NYC Flyover

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Status: Complete.

A short two-article series about a joint Blue Angeles-Thunderbirds flyover of New York City in April 2020. The series should be considered complete.

Articles From ATW

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Status: Dormant.

In late 2020 and early 2021, we published short articles recommending content from outside The New Leaf Journal. We now recommend articles in our weekly newsletter.

Better Homes Campaign

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Status: Dormant for now.

In 1922, the Harding White House presided over a national week promoting Better Homes in America. The series consists of articles relating to that week and the Better Homes Campaign. At the moment, I have no plans to add to the series, but I may do so in the future.

Birds: Illustrated By Color Photography

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Status: Ongoing.

I (N.A. Ferrell) posted a series of articles covering all the birds featured in an 1897 bird magazine in the first quarter of 2021. While I originally intended for that to be the entire series, I will cover some birds from later issues of the magazine in the future.

Blob Dylan

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Status: Dormant.

A series about Blob Dylan graffiti tags. The series is dormant and likely complete, but it may be revived now and then for commentary on any new Blob Dylan discoveries.

Blue Jay and Black Squirrel

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Status: Complete.

A very short series about a sighting of a blue jay and black squirrel in 2000 or 2001.

BunnyPress

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Status: Dormant.

Articles about the WordPress theme used by The New Leaf Journal, BunnyPress. There are no plans to add to the series at the moment, but it may be expanded in the future.

Carleton Burr

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Status: Ongoing.

Articles about a brave young soldier who gave his life for the United States on the battlefields of France in World War I. The series will receive additional entries.

CBP Horse Patrol

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Status: Dormant.

Content about the men and equines of the Horse Patrol, which help defend the U.S.-Mexico Border. There are no plans to add to the series, but it may receive additional entries in the future.

Citizenship in Japan

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Content about citizenship and nationality in Japan, with a focus on dual citizenship. There are no present plans to add to the series, but it may be expanded in the future.

Fallen Things

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Status: Ongoing.

A growing series about inanimate objects that have fallen and cannot get up.

Fall of Constantinople

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Status: Ongoing.

Articles on the fall of Constantinople and end of the Byzantine/Eastern Roman Empire. The series will see new entries in 2022.

Ferrell vs Gurbo Pokémon Battles

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Status: Ongoing.

Content about Pokémon battles between N.A. Ferrell and Victor V. Gurbo, often accompanied by videos. The series is ongoing.

Halloween Decorations

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Status: Ongoing.

Content (usually photos) about Halloween decorations. Unsurprisingly, this series is most frequently updated in October.

Immigration Precedent Decisions

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Status: Ongoing.

Articles about precedent court and administrative decisions in the area of U.S. immigration law. This series derives from my (N.A. Ferrell’s) work as an legal researcher and writer. It is infrequently updated, but should receive more entries in the future.

Independence Day Content

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Status: Ongoing.

The title is descriptive. Typically updated in June and early July.

Inflatable Decorations

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Status: Ongoing.

A growing series. It can be said that the content is full of air.

Inside The Emu Café

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Status: Ongoing.

The Emu Café is more than idea, it is a place. These articles go inside. You can learn about The Emu Café here.

Is Twitter Necessary?

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Status: Dormant.

N.A. Ferrell sure hopes not. The series is dormant.

Jingzi Jingzi

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Status: Ongoing.

Victor V. Gurbo began working on a video game design project called Jingzi Jingzi in 2020. The original drafts have been abandoned, but Jingzi Jingzi will be revived and completed in 2022.

Lost Birds

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Status: Ongoing.

Birds seem to often lose our way. Consider these articles PSAs.

Love and Madness

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Status: Ongoing.

A maddening series that can expect to receive updates from time to time.

Negaeba

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Status: Dormant.

Negaeba is a visual novel that was part of the al|together project (see Major Series). The series is most likely complete, but it could receive additional entries if it is compared to another game or story or if any other New Leaf Journal commentators wish to weigh in.

Nick’s 2020 Computer Build

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Status: Ongoing.

N.A. Ferrell built a computer in 2020. It was completed after some difficulty. This series will receive one additional article.

Overheard on the Street

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Status: Ongoing.

Articles about strange things overheard on the street. At least one article stretches the definition of “street.” This series will continue to receive new entries.

Persona Series Artbooks

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Status: Ongoing.

Articles about artbooks for the Persona video game series. There will be at least one more article in the series.

Pigeon Photos

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Status: Ongoing.

No series is better described by its title.

Pixelfed Content

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Status: Dormant.

Articles about the Pixelfed social media platform and application. It is dormant for now but could be revived in the future.

Pokémon Gold and Silver at 20

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Status: Complete.

A short series with content about the 20th anniversary of the U.S. release of Pokémon Gold and Silver.

RSS and Atom Essays

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Status: Ongoing.

Long-form comment about RSS, Atom, and related issues. Should receive feature articles in the future.

The Great Suspender

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Status: Dormant.

Articles about the former The Great Suspender Chromium extension and its forks. There are no plans to expand the series at this time.

Week in Review

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Status: Dormant.

We published weekly recap articles in the very early days of The New Leaf Journal. Our last week in review post came in August 2020. This series was replaced by our month in review series (see Major Series above) and our weekly newsletter. The series is dormant, but there may be occasion for a week in review post in the future.

Winter Storm Gail

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Status: Complete.

Articles containing photos from the 2020 Winter Storm Gail in New York City.