Category Archives: Books

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Sunday’s Wisdom #208: Selfless Satisfaction

“They risked themselves to ensure the safety of others, and there was something deeply satisfying about that.” – From The Blood Debt, by Duncan M. Hamilton In the third and final installment of Hamilton’s Wolf of the North saga, the … Continue reading

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That Time I Realized Slimes Can Be Protagonists

The latest anime season started up a few weeks ago, unleashing a bunch of new titles. I haven’t screened all of them just yet, per my one-episode rule, but I’ve made some headway and, by and large, I have not … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #204: Friends and Enemies

“My worst enemy becomes best friend when beasts attack us. Men put aside our differences to defeat monster evil.” – Ivan Krasnov, Monster Hunter Siege Monster Hunters series, by Larry Correia The cast of Larry Correia’s Monster Hunters is wide, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #203: A Bigger Predator

“The only thing a predator fears is a bigger predator.” – Ed, Bill the Vampire Tome of Bill, by Rick Gualtieri At this exact moment in the story, the protagonist and his friends are discovering, and marveling, that he is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bill the Vampire, by Rick Gualtieri

I dimly recall, a long time ago, a friend telling me about this fan-fiction parody version of Final Fantasy VII he’d once read. According to him, it was a hilarious read. The only downside was that the author apparently only … 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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