I Can’t Compete with CGI!

When I was in senior high school (thirty looong years ago) I had an appointment with a career counsellor. I had an aptitude for art and was interested in science.. Based on these two pieces […]

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When Hairy Met Scaly

“Do not annoy a dragon, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.” — Author Unknown A myth about ancient map makers is that they’d adorn the distant uncharted areas with “Here Be Dragons”, […]

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Weaned on Science Fiction and Fantasy

One thing that’s been abundantly clear to me, as someone weaned on video games, is how indebted we are to science fiction  and fantasy.  Final Fantasy’s core concepts―its monsters, its ridiculous evil antagonists, its specific […]

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The Unsavory Racism of Middle Earth

The concept of race in Middle Earth bears a strong resemblance to racist concepts that were popular during Tolkien’s youth. Readers need to be aware of these concepts and guard against taking them literally.

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