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Vegeta: Redeeming a Villain. Or, How to Make Everyone Forget He Slaughtered Planets for Fun

Vegeta. A proud Saiyan prince. One of the greatest and most powerful warriors in all the universes. Antihero. Bad boy. Tough guy. Redeemed villain. If there is one thing that people like more than a hero, and even more than … Continue reading

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Robotic Uprisings: The Deeper Fear

Robots. AI. Man-made life. These are staples in fiction, especially science fiction, featured in countless – and more every year – books, movies, TV shows, games, cartoons, anime, and more. It seems there is practically no limit to all the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #364: Follow and Lead

“I don’t know if I can lead. But the real question is, can you follow?” – Faith Lehane, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7, Episode 19, “Empty Places” This comes near the end of this classic series. Throughout the entirety … Continue reading

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Tara Maclay: An Appreciation Post

I have known for some time that while I can still appreciate many of the same things which I enjoyed in my younger years, it is often in very different ways and for very different reasons. Like the Calvin and … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Puppeteers: An Angel Fan Theory

I ask one question of myself, and I get all of this. I was rewatching a bit of Angel, the spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer created by Joss Whedon. In the first season’s finale, it refers to Darla, as … 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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Sunday’s Wisdom #319: The Music of Life

“The wheel keeps turning, you can’t stop it. Sometimes things get worse, sometimes things get better… It’s like a song. Now, I can hold a note for a long time – actually, I can hold a note forever – but … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #311: All That Matters

“If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do.” – Angel, Angel Season 2, Episode 16, “Epiphany” Finishing out the Halloween festivities here, this came to my mind while I was discussing last week’s quote. When … Continue reading

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Who’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. 😉 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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