Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

โ€œThere is nothing more elusive than an obvious fact,โ€ 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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A Note for My Fellow WordPress Users

Most of my blogs are intended for… well, anyone and everyone in my wide, far-reaching, wonderful audience! ๐Ÿ™‚ This one, however, is more of a quick note intended to assist anyone who uses WordPress and wants to create a post … Continue reading

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Whoโ€™s Afraid of the Big Bad Humans?

I would say, all the monsters in the world should definitely be afraid of humans. Humans, after all, are the ones who become vampires, witches, and werewolves, become (possibly) fairies and goblins, become angels and demons, become ghosts… and become … Continue reading

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Ghosts: The Quiet and Unquiet Dead

You cannot have a discussion of Halloween monsters and urban fantasy without talking about ghosts. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Is there anything more timeless, more automatically understood, than ghost stories? The one thing that all humans have universally in common is death. It … Continue reading

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