Tag Archives: slimer

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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Something Strange in the Neighborhood

The new Ghostbusters movie was the subject of criticism long before it even came out, with some bottom-feeding Internet denizens being distraught over the idea that the new Ghostbusters were of the female persuasion. Some other complaints focused more on … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call?

Beth and I watched both Ghostbusters films last night. It had been a while since either of us had seen them, and they definitely hold up. I had actually remembered the first one including more of the guys catching individual … Continue reading

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It’s Slime Time

The Dragon Quest series was hardly the first to include sentient slime monsters. In fact, they seem to be pretty standard in fantasy role-playing games. According to this, producer Yuji Horii was directly inspired by the Creeping Crud from the … Continue reading

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