Author Archives: Merlin

The Diamond Eye is a Treasure

This is one of those jewels, those diamonds you find in the sand and can’t help but be so excited that you talk about it with your friends. That’s how I heard of it, from a friend, and now I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #392: The Right to Be an Ass

“You can’t take away people’s right to be assholes.” – Simon Phoenix, Demolition Man Demolition Man is one of those sci-fi action films that examines the human condition and summarizes with beautiful simplicity the struggle between chaos and order, freedom … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #391: Save the World Together

“If we work together, we can save this world!” – Lana, Hyrule Warriors In the game of Hyrule Warriors, this is really just a throwaway line. You know, the sort of things that they just have the characters randomly say that shows … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #390: Undeniable Love

“No matter how brief a child’s life, the love of the parents is a power that should not be denied. And know this… it is immune to imperfection.” – Karsa Orlong, House of Chains Malazan Book of the Fallen, by … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #389: To Know is to See

“Knowledge only makes the eyes see what was there all along.” – Cotillion, House of Chains The Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson I recall a moment from my time at college. The discussion between students and teacher … Continue reading

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My Surprised Enjoyment of My Dress-Up Darling

Sometimes… every once in a great while, something comes along that simply… surprises you. I am reminded of a lesson taught in Ratatouille, that a chef of excellent skill – and, by extension, an individual of masterful skill in any trade … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #388: The Peril of Success

“Success breeds contempt for those very qualities which purchased it.” – Onrack T’emlava, House of Chains Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson I usually go into lots of context with my quotes. This one, I am not even … Continue reading

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She’s in the Land of Leadale… so what?

A power outage cuts off the life support of a patient in a hospital. She dies while sleeping and wakes up in a fantasy world identical to the game she was still logged into at the time. Where she was … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #387: Give Love Freely

“Compassion is priceless in the truest sense of the word. It must be given freely. In abundance.” – Itkovian Otanthalian, Memories of Ice Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson I was going to share this quote last week, … Continue reading

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A Few Wholesome Anime. No, Really!

Hilarious. Heart-warming. Wholesome. Three descriptors I love to hear about or apply to my entertainment. Thus, I am greatly saddened as I find that there seems to be a vast dearth of anime (and other stories) to which they can … Continue reading

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