Tag Archives: The Vampire Diaries

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 #273: Love’s Leap of Faith

“Love’s always going to require a huge leap of faith, a big scary leap over a hot pit of lava, and you might end up heartbroken, but you might be the happiest person on the face of the Earth. Personally, … Continue reading

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These Ladies Are Scorching: The Five Flaming Hotties Tag

So, this is a fairly new tag (I think) that I’ve suddenly seen popping up on a number of the blogs I follow. I was actually starting to wonder if any of my friends on here were going to tag … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Originals

Happy Hoooowloween! 😀 And what better to review on the day of the returning dead itself if not a show about vampires? This is another one of those shows I never thought I’d see. If being a spin-off of The … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, March 11, 2017

Spoiler Alert! So, The Vampire Diaries had its final episode this week, and I have to say, they did a fantastic job with it. Grimm has three more weeks, so it wasn’t quite so powerful, but it was still a … Continue reading

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