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Enough With This Genre Foolishness Already

Lately I have been seeing some discussion regarding the subject of Genre that has grown acrimonious, with people whom I like and admire on various sides of the question. I’m not going to link to any of the posts because … Continue reading

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What is “Appendix N” and why should you care?

In 1979 a company called Tactical Studies Rules published Dungeon Master’s Guide, which was the third hardcover book in their  extensive reworking of the Dungeons & Dragons game. The growth of the game’s popularity had been explosive, considering that the … Continue reading

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What do your dreams do when you are awake?

Chewing over that question is what has got me stuck on Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts at the moment. You see, I am working from the premise that what humans dream is actually an objective reality and that when humans … Continue reading

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Rogue One: Islands In The Stars

This past weekend I saw Rogue One with my roommate. On leaving the theater, I realized that I had been waiting forty years for this film. A while back I wrote a review of The Force Awakens which I called … Continue reading

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Frank settled down in the Valley, hung his wild years on a nail he drove through his wife’s forehead

“Some things are so small that you don’t notice them. Others are so big you run right into them before you know what they are.” –Samuel Delany, Einstein Intersection Imagine that you and a group of friends have been in … Continue reading

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The Unreliable Mentor

One of the story elements that will make me give up on a story is what I call “The Unreliable Mentor”.  Sadly, it’s a fairly common one.  It’s my habit not to bash particular works in my blog, so I … Continue reading

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Muggles And Mutants

This past weekend I saw Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, and I really enjoyed it. It had the feel of North By Northwest or The Man Who Knew Too Much–an innocent abroad who stumbles upon a terrorist conspiracy … Continue reading

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