Category Archives: Books

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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 194: A Cage is a Cage

“A gilded cage is still a cage.” – From Rika Outcast: A Tale of Mercenaries, Cyborgs, and Mechanized Infantry, by M.D. Cooper A cage made of gold is every bit as confining as one made of iron, and all the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #190: You Are What You Are

“Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 1, “” Several seasons in, and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #186: Proverbs of Ice and Fire

I have finally done it. I have read the entire series, to date, of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. I officially join the throng which waits in demanding anticipation for the next novel in the series, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #184: They Took an Oath

Todder watched them retreat through the mist. The small crew of the Watch looked to him for counsel. “Their just leaving us?” Brendan said. “They can’t–” “They can,” the sergeant spoke. “What’s so different about them?” Brendan tossed his crossbow … Continue reading

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Hero in a Halfling: Not so “Epic”

I vaguely remember back when Shrek first came out, with the trailers declaring something like, “The prince isn’t charming, the princess isn’t helpless, and the ogre is the hero.” It was a funny, clever subversion of the classic fairy tale … Continue reading

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