Category Archives: Video Games

It Don’t Feel Much Like a Home Without a Dog (or Cat)

The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs – I’ve gotten the expansion pack that lets you have pets in all four Sims games. While I don’t necessarily get pets for every active household, I do for many, as it just seems … Continue reading

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Y’All Get Hit with the Boom Boom

I’ve been collecting stuffed characters from the Mario series, and for Christmas Beth gave me Pom Pom, whom she said was her equivalent. Neither of us are that familiar with any of the games in which the character appears, though. … Continue reading

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Robbing Peach to Pay Pauline

Pauline was Mario’s first known love interest and damsel in distress, but he apparently dumped her when he had the chance to date royalty. Really, we don’t know what happened between them, but they seem to still be friends. Originally … Continue reading

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Birdo Is the Wordo

Birdo, one of the Super Mario Bros. 2 mini-bosses, comes up online every once in a while. Drew Mackie, for instance, has addressed the character a few times. The fascination with the monster is largely due to his/her being transsexual. … Continue reading

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Join the Odyssey and See the World

I haven’t played Super Mario Odyssey, and I’m sure I’d be terrible at it if I did. There’s a reason I mostly stick to turn-based role-playing. I am, however, quite interested in keeping abreast of new Mario developments and how … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Feed the Ghosts

Hungry ghosts are a Buddhist concept, but they’ve spread into other East Asian religious traditions as well. The Sanskrit term for this kind of spirit is preta, which basically means “departed.” The Chinese name for them, èguǐ, means “hungry ghost,” … Continue reading

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Big Birds

I don’t think I’ve ever written a post about the Simurgh, the giant bird from Persian mythology that I actually first came across in the Xanth series. Pretty much always identified as female, this peacock-like bird is often shown as … Continue reading

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