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Sunday’s Wisdom #241: A Free People

“One people should not be ruled by another.” – Field Marshall Tamas, Promise of Blood The Powder Mage Trilogy, by Brian McClellan We Americans love our 4th of July Independence Day celebrations. We go a bit nuts with fireworks, fireworks, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #232: Claim the Stars

“Their heads are heads of rock, their hearts set upon rock. Set your sights on something higher. Something more grand. Claim the stars.” – Zeen “Chaser” Nightshade, Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson Most of the quotes I quote are ones I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #231: Maintenance is Required

“‘Needs no maintenance’ is a lie.’” – Petey, Schlock Mercenary Book 19: A Function of Firepower – Part IV, by Howard Taylor (Apr. 17, 2019) What Petey, the nigh-godlike AI, is referring to is a system in a space station. He … 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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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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