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Sunday’s Wisdom #351: Solve the Problem

“If we wait around for the powers that be to solve the problem, we’re all doomed.” – Stricken, Monster Hunter Bloodlines Monster Hunters series, by Larry Correia Stricken is one of those characters who everyone loves to hate and hates … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #344: My Father’s Influence

“Daddies have more influence over their children than they’ll ever know.” – Julie Shackleford-Pitt, Monster Hunter Guardian Monster Hunters series, by Larry Correia When Julie says this, she is ruminating on how her own father influenced her, and how the … 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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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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