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Sitting in the Corneria

Video games nowadays tend to flesh out their characters and worlds a lot more than they did back in my youth. Still, there was some definite appeal to trying to piece together what little background the early games did give … Continue reading

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Spoony Good Times

I can’t say I’m that well-versed in the world of webcomics, but there are a few I follow, or did when they were still updating. Some are created by people I know from elsewhere on the Internet, while others I … Continue reading

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Mission: Imp Ossible

Growing up with various fantasy universes in books, video games, and other media, I frequently came across names of magical beings that weren’t always consistently defined. I’ve already discussed many of these, but as of yet I haven’t said a … Continue reading

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Drow Something

As I said in my last post, it’s difficult to determine exactly how Dark Elves fit into Norse mythology, as information about them is scant. Snorri Sturluson mentions the Ljosalfar (Light Elves) and Dokkalfar (Dark Elves), claiming that the former … Continue reading

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Super Loops

SPOILERS for Final Fantasy (the first one) and The 7th Saga. The idea of a time loop is one that comes up occasionally in fiction, sometimes as simply a repeating part of history, and other times involving time travel that … Continue reading

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Taking It to the Streets

While I’ve written quite a bit about video games from my youth, I haven’t said all that much about one of the biggest hits of the early nineties, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. A one-on-one fighting game that inspired … Continue reading

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Video Game Piracy

No, this isn’t about people who pirate software, but rather pirates who appear in video games. There are many of these, but I’m choosing to focus on two of my favorite game franchises, Final Fantasy and Mario. The original game … Continue reading

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