Author Archives: Merlin

Paper Mario: The Origami King

I had no idea what to expect from Paper Mario: The Origami King. It turns out, I should have expected one of the best and most compelling Mario games I have ever played, and probably ever will play. I was … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #366: Cherish it All

“There’s not a thing I don’t cherish.” – Cloud Strife, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Hailing from one of the most popular installments of one of the most famous and long-running video game franchises, Cloud Strife is absolutely one of … Continue reading

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The First Lupin the Third Movie

Having seen the original anime on Adult Swim, I was surprised by just how kid-friendly this movie is. I do not complain, though I do worry a bit about the kids who walk unknowingly into the anime expecting something more … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #365: Standing on the Line

“Captain Montgomery once said to me that for us, there is no victory. There are only battles. And in the end, the best you can hope for is to find a place to make your stand. And if you’re very … Continue reading

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The Keeper Chronicles Are a Keeper

The Keeper Chronicles, by JA Andrews, is a fantasy trilogy consisting of A Threat of Shadows, Pursuit of Shadows, and Siege of Shadows. There is so much to say about these three books that I can hardly even select a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #364: Follow and Lead

“I don’t know if I can lead. But the real question is, can you follow?” – Faith Lehane, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7, Episode 19, “Empty Places” This comes near the end of this classic series. Throughout the entirety … Continue reading

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The Not So Well Written

In the wake of a slaughter of wise scholars and the theft of a dangerous spell book of dark summoning magic, it falls to a young mage to pursue the truth and save the world from impending devastation. Farden is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #363: Normal Bravery

“Bravery isn’t special. But that means everybody has it.” – Maka Albarn, Soul Eater Episode 51, “The Word is Bravery” Over the course of the anime Soul Eater, there is a great deal of conflict. There are battles fought between … Continue reading

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13 Movies for Halloween: A Countdown!

I am really not a fan of horror. That is, most of it just doesn’t manage to appeal to me (usually). I hate tragedies and love happy endings. I dislike stories about everyone dying, and the more horrific those deaths … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #362: Human Worth

“I was running from them, from any of them who might turn out to be a decent person, who might turn out to be just as special as the people I loved. Who might deserve to live just as much … Continue reading

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