Category Archives: Video Games

Dagger in Distress

Since I started playing Final Fantasy IX on the PC recently, I might as well give some of my early impressions about it. I played a bit of it on my brother’s PlayStation years ago, but didn’t get all that … Continue reading

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Parodies Lost

I haven’t written that much about music recently. I think part of that is because, whenever I have the time to listen to something, it’s more likely to be something from the RPG Music Fanatics Facebook community or an episode … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Quell?

Zhong Kui, known as the Demon Queller, is a popular figure in Chinese folklore, and a very popular subject in art. Indeed, when I searched for information on him, most of the links were to paintings, and many others to … Continue reading

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Life’s Good for the Multiplujillionaires

Uncle Scrooge: The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan, by Carl Barks – The library system now has another volume in Fantagraphics’ series of reprints that I hadn’t yet read. I’m not totally sure whether I should keep the ones I … Continue reading

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Worm Your Way

Looking into mythology and fiction involving giant worms is a little tricky because it seems like a lot of early societies thought worms and snakes were variations on the same thing. I guess they didn’t want to investigate all that … Continue reading

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Bot Builders of the World

Most of the robots in the Mega Man series are made by Dr. Light or Dr. Wily, or both of them together. After all, self-aware robots aren’t something just anyone can make, even in that world. There are a few … Continue reading

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Rakkhosh and Ruin

One type of being that’s quite significant in Sayantani DasGupta’s The Serpent’s Secret is the Rakkhosh, a sort of human-eating monster that usually speaks in rhyme. The book also associates them with black holes, presumably an invention of DasGupta’s, although … Continue reading

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