Author Archives: Merlin

Sunday’s Wisdom 201: Meeting Fate

“You cannot alter your fate, my prince. However, you can rise to meet it if you choose.” – the Wise Woman, Princess Mononoke As I celebrated the milestone of two hundred quotes last week, I thought about what quote to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #200: The Equality of Death

“My point is, everybody dies, son. Some now, some later. From brothel girl to emperor.” – Jigo, Princess Mononoke Well, now that’s a rather morbid quote for my… two hundredth quote?! Wow, I’ve actually been doing this blog for two … Continue reading

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Season 2: The Redemption of Iron Fist

Danny Rand is redeemed. 🙂 Iron Fist was easily the weakest of the Marvel-Netflix Defender-themed shows. I still enjoyed it, no matter its relative unpopularity, but I was not blind to its problems. Then I was disappointed again with a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #199: Becoming a Man

“Our time together, it’s a ritual, a symbol. It means something to your father. I hope it was not entirely forgettable for you. But it doesn’t make you a man. You do that yourself.” – Inara Serra, Firefly Episode 7, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom# 198: Teaching Manhood

“How long do you usually get to teach a boy to be a man?” “Wrong question. You can never teach that. You can only teach the things you think a man ought to know, mayhap have some say in the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #197: Hard Work

“It is not luck you need now; it is hard work and the willingness to do it.” – Allystaire, Ordination By Daniel Ford Continuing my newfound love of Ford’s Paladin Trilogy, a quote from its titular lead character. 🙂 This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ordination

So, life as a responsible adult is very busy. There’s a great, big pile of reviews waiting for me to write them, including books, anime, and television shows, and a pile of movies that I forewent watching and reviewing when … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #196: On the Limits of Justice

“Ya din’t kill those men t’heal anythin’. Be a trap t’start thinkin’ that way.” – Mol, Ordination By Daniel Ford I just stumbled onto the Paladin trilogy by Daniel Ford, and you may expect a pretty glowing review of the … Continue reading

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A Game of Thrones Fan-Theory: The Targaryen Lannisters

I remember once hearing a fan-theory about Tyrion Lannister, guessing that he may not be Tywin’s son at all but, rather, the son of Mad King Aerys Targaryen. I dismissed that one immediately, didn’t think it was remotely credible. But, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #195: Other People’s Stuff

“I don’t deserve it. I haven’t earned it. You don’t earn other people’s wives‘ fur coats!” – Doloris Van Cartier, Sister Act It has been so long since I last saw this movie, and still this quote has stayed with … Continue reading

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