Tag Archives: Monster Hunters

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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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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Angels and Demons of Urban Fantasy

Vampires, witches, and werewolves have long been the icons of scary stories, as surely as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have become the iconic trio of superheroes. Meanwhile fairies and goblins, hailing from the pagan traditions of ancient Europe, are … Continue reading

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Fairy Queens and Goblin Kings… Usually

Where there is urban fantasy, there are the fae. That might not be a hard and fast rule, but it’s a trope that gets a fair amount of use. I mean, the entire idea is to bring all the fairy … Continue reading

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Vampires and Witches and Werewolves, Oh My!

Happy October, everybody! We are in the home stretch of 2020 now, just a bit more to go! We have ghost stories, turkey, presents, and possibly the end of civilization to look forward to in these final few months. (wait, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #262: For My Family

“It’s amazing how much more you appreciate your family after believing that you’d lost them forever.” – Julie Shackleford-Pitt, from Monster Hunter Guardian, by Larry Correia Julie, being who she is, already loved her family, fiercely. Grandfather, great-grandfather, parents, siblings, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #256: The Unacceptable

“Five was better than five hundred, but that didn’t make it acceptable.” – Julie Shackleford-Pitt, from Monster Hunter Guardian, by Larry Correia The number referred to here is that of children taken by monsters. (so this may be my most … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #254: Learning from the Painful Past

“The slave quarters had been part of the history of this place, and even the ugly parts of history shouldn’t be forgotten. All the people who wanted every reference to the bad things we’d done in the past removed were … Continue reading

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Larry Correia, Master of Storytelling

It has been years since I last added to my Masters of Storytelling collection. Sometimes you just gotta feel inspired, and I am feeling inspired now. Larry Correia has published a number of novels, and shorter stories, and several series. I … Continue reading

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