Author Archives: M. Paramita Lin

About M. Paramita Lin

M. Paramita Lin has written for sites like The AV Club and is working on a semi-autobiographical book about the music industry (available soon for premium members) and has just finished a kids' book set in an alternate-reality Hong Kong and China about a society that's turned its back on the modern world and is ruled by martial arts clans.

Looking for Trouble

There is an invisible censorship in the West, and it’s worse than any censorship anywhere else because people think it doesn’t exist. It’s the censorship that always humanizes white serial killers but turns twelve-year-old black boys into hulking monsters. It’s the censorship that refuses to let Asian people be happy being Asian.

Rich Boys

I took the coward’s way out and pretended that I had diarrhea and hung out in the women’s bathroom talking to the attendant there until my boyfriend texted me in desperation.

Kenichi Matsuyama Series: Usagi Drop

If this were an American film, it would wring maximum I am Sam pathos: there would be a huge custody battle between Daikichi and the kid’s ex-junkie mom who’s now married to a tech billionaire, Daikichi would have a criminal past or secretly be a stripper, Rin would develop cancer or fall out of an airplane…anyway, if you know American films, you get the idea.