Author Archives: Merlin

Sunday’s Wisdom #229: Responsibility: Despair and Hope

“A deed, once done, cannot be undone. But perhaps it may yet be mitigated.” – Dinobot, Beast Wars Season 2, Episode 9, “Code of Hero” In the entire extended franchise of the Transformers, Dinobot is my favorite character. I think … Continue reading

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5 Adolescent/Child Anime Characters

I had a problem of scarcity last week. Now, I have a problem of overabundance. There are so many kids in anime! Teenagers and their younger sidekicks rule the anime universe through sheer weight of numbers! Not to mention supernatural powers! … Continue reading

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My Roommate is a Cat

I actually didn’t follow very many anime this last season. Several went on the long, long list of anime that I might eventually watch, but there were only two or three that I followed from one week to the next. … Continue reading

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Series Review: The Shadow Campaigns, by Django Wexler

This is the very first time I am reviewing not a single book, but an entire series. I must admit, it comes with a small shift in perspective, but the principles seem to be pretty much the same, just applied … Continue reading

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Set Sail With Black Sails

It’s historical fiction. That is, it’s fiction that draws on reality, real events, places, and people, and mixes them together with purely imagined events, places, and people. At first, it presents itself as a prequel to the events of Treasure Island, a … Continue reading

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Captain Awesome is Marvelous! …er, I mean…

Captain Marvel is awesome! I had a ticket, I swear, I had a ticket to see this movie on opening weekend, a month ago. Unfortunately, I fell under the weather at a worst possible moment, and I did not want to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #228: The Value of the Small

“You, with all your power, even you have no right!” – Optimus Primal, Beast Wars Episode 25, “Other Voices, Pt. 1” What Optimus is referring to is, specifically, the right to extinguish life on a massive scale, just to suit … Continue reading

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5 Adult Anime Characters

Hmmm. I know this isn’t a countdown of favorites or anything, but, still, when one is challenged to pick anything, one wants one’s choices to be good, ya know? Picking five adult characters from anime might sound so easy that I could … Continue reading

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That Time I Got Reincarnated and Everything Worked Out Perfectly

The German language actually has a word for that sensation when you feel good at witnessing someone else’s misery. So, I’m sure some language, somewhere, has a word for that sensation when an anime (or some such) enchants us early … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #227: The Meaning of Strength

“Being strong does not mean you have to be a criminal.” – Leslie Thompkins-Gordon, Gotham Season 5, Episode 10, “I Am Bane” This is one that sounds like it should be common sense, ya know? I mean, when we think … Continue reading

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