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Hell-thy, Wealthy, and Dead

The expression “you can’t take it with you” apparently dates back to the first half of the nineteenth century, but the idea is older than that. Not all cultures have believed this, however. We know that the tombs of wealthy … Continue reading

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Wight Supremacy

Gods Behaving Badly, by Marie Phillips – This book involves the Greek gods living in a single house in London with diminished powers. Sound familiar? Okay, I don’t know that I’ve read anything with that specific scenario, but I’ve come … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Afterlife Express

One of the more interesting episodes in Final Fantasy VI, and incidentally an appropriate one for this time of year, is the Phantom Train. Sabin and Cyan (and maybe Shadow, if you recruited him and he hasn’t left yet) board … Continue reading

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Hell in Oz

The Evil Emerald Village of Oz, by Ron Baxley Jr. – This follow-up to The Talking City of Oz has some clear similarities to its predecessor, but the story isn’t anywhere near as developed. It concerns the ghost of Mombi … Continue reading

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The Minus Touch

One of the most famous glitches in video game history is the Minus World in the original Super Mario Bros. No one in my family was ever able to get there, but I’ve seen videos of it. Basically, there’s a … Continue reading

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Ferry ‘Cross the Acheron

You’ve probably heard of Charon, the ferryman of the dead from Greek mythology. He’s the son of Erebus and Nyx, the primordial deities of darkness and night, respectively. His job is to take the souls of the dead across the … Continue reading

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