• Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

    Sticky Stories: The Tolkien Legendarium

    7 January, 2013 • 1 Comment

    There are some stories that just seem to stick. Some stories that latch on, and stay with me, never leaving my brain, and resurfacing every now and then to make me ponder the intricacies and details and themes they explore. Stories that I periodically just have to read or see or experience again. The...

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    19 November, 2012 • 3 Comments

    I greatly enjoyed Gregory Maguire’s Wicked. I am by no means an Oz aficionado. I have vague memories of checking the Norwegian translation of the original Oz book out of the library as a child, but I have no memories of actually reading it, so it cannot have made a big impact. I actually...

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    Managing Time

    8 October, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Predictably, writing about my D&D withdrawal didn’t alleviate the problem so much as exacerbate it. I have passed the week with the possibility of a game swirling around my head, a maelstrom of ideas and notions and desires. Of course, it always comes back to the same stumbling block: I don’t have the time....

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    Welcome to My World: Space

    2 August, 2012 • 1 Comment

    In my last post in this series, I talked about time keeping in my D&D world. Now, I’ll say a word or two about space, the kind that’s outside the atmosphere, and it’s application. If you recall way back when, the post that started this madness had a map that included a model of...

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    Anno Dracula

    30 July, 2012 • 12 Comments

    My summer reading post didn’t list all the books I aimed for this summer. I have a long list of books that sit in my shelves waiting for me, and one of these sneaked into the pile for this year: Anno Dracula by Kim Newman. Anno Dracula is a pastiche which takes Bram Stoker’s Dracula as...

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    23 July, 2012 • 5 Comments

    As part of my summer reading, I recently finished Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. Elantris was Sanderson’s first published novel. I have already read and enjoyed several of his later works, so I had pretty high expectations for this one. Elantris circles around the eponymous city, a magical place where the inhabitants lived as gods, with vast amounts of...

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