Category Archives: Names

Zugzwang Got Me in a Way

Dragon Quest V is sort of a sequel to Dragon Quest IV, which sounds painfully obvious, but really isn’t. The numbers simply refer to release order, not the order in which the games take place; and many of them aren’t … Continue reading

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A Foray Into Animated Enchantresses

A few days ago, Tavie brought up how both Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons have witches named Witch Hazel, both voiced by June Foray, and said I should write a post about that. From the brief research I did, it … Continue reading

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Dream Dragon Warriors

I wrote a post about Dragon Quest VI a few weeks ago after finishing the game, and I have a few other ideas for video game entries, but before I go there I’d like to take a closer look at … Continue reading

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Black Dogs Matter

From looking up the Barghest, a mythical black dog that made an appearance in Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series, I found that there are a whole lot of ghostly black dogs in the folklore of the British Isles, as well … Continue reading

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Ding Dong, the Demon Is Dead

Hey, I finally beat Rhapthorne in Dragon Quest VIII! I leveled up a little more, but I think a lot of it was luck. After you kill the Dark Lord (SPOILERS, obviously), there’s an ending sequence where Empyrea takes you … Continue reading

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As Many Questions As I Dare

It’s only a little over a week before I leave for OzCon, and the theme this year is The Tin Woodman of Oz. I took another look at the book a few months ago, and here I’m just going to … Continue reading

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Vehicular Film Slaughter

Cars 2 – The first movie was about NASCAR racing, so this one is about international espionage. Makes sense. Okay, I guess it sort of does, since the spy genre often involves souped-up cars. But it doesn’t make for a … Continue reading

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