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The Poetic Deaths of the Homunculi in FMA: Brotherhood

Two words: poetic death. In the whole of storytelling, there are very few things that are truly more satisfying than seeing a villain get their just deserts in a truly poetic manner. Of course, the most common idea is simply … Continue reading

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Villainous Heroes and Heroic Villains

Heroes and villains. We like to think that the distinction between them is clear and simple. That is how most stories we tell go. Yet, we also like to play with what makes a hero and what makes a villain. … Continue reading

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A Suggestion for Nintendo

Nintendo is arguably the single foremost producer of video games in the world, being both one of the earliest pioneers of the medium and one of the most aggressive in furthering the technology of such. They have reaped the rewards … Continue reading

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Why Not Pay for Premier Access on Disney Plus

Disney Plus: the new online streaming platform for many (not all) of the titles which this multinational multi-billion dollar company owns, including those produced by the other studios it owns, like Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and now Fox. It has something … Continue reading

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The Roots of Isekai

It can be really inconvenient at times, when one’s thoughts just build on each other forever. When one has a blog to update, however, it can be a pretty decent blessing. 🙂 I recently made a few posts which were … Continue reading

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The POWER of FRIENDSHIP! …In Real Life

It is the grand finale. The eleventh hour. The moment of destiny. The hero lies broken and beaten on the ground, as the villain stands over him/her in vile triumph. Despite their best efforts, their most cunning plans, and their … Continue reading

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Harry’s Love Life: The Significance of Sex in the Dresden Files and in Urban Fantasy

So, this post is the result of two thoughts coming into close proximity. Last October, in the spirit of Halloween, I took a look at several of the classic scary monsters and supernatural powers, and talked about how they are … Continue reading

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The Many Methods of Summoning in Anime

There is one form of magic that has always puzzled me a bit. I say that as… well, a fantasy-loving geek who has thought a lot about magic and how it works in any story I find it in. Elemental … Continue reading

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The Most Important Question for an Isekai

“There is nothing more elusive than an obvious fact,” said Sherlock Holmes. And how true is it? So many times there are so many things, so many connections and ideas and truths, which are so obvious, and yet we miss … Continue reading

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Things I Have Given Thanks For

I shared an invitation on here to Give Thanks. Now, I’d like to just share with you, my wonderful audience, the things that I gave thanks for on Facebook over the course of a week (though my final entry was … Continue reading

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