Category Archives: Fantasy

Ghosts, Demons, and the Gray Line of Reality – Part 1

Before I went to university, I didn’t believe in ghosts, hauntings and specters. I had a well developed knowledge of angels and demons, based on the King James version of the Christian Bible and dozens of missionary bibliographies my parents … Continue reading

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Some Hilarity for Your Day

Watch this song and don’t laugh. Go on, try it! Kudos to Aya0lingo the editor/creator. And if you haven’t seen Fruit Basket, it’s an anime I heartily recommend! This amv is extra hilarious is you realize that the boy with … Continue reading

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We Are…

There is no monster as great as man. No vampire, no dark lord, no werewolf or dragon is as frightening as a human bent on his darker nature.   And there is no creature as beautiful. No elven image that … Continue reading

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Mystery and Wonder

Mystery and wonder are two things that brings me back again and against to fantasy. I’m not talking crime novel type mystery but that sense of amazing and seeing without fully comprehending that happens when you stand at the top … Continue reading

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Debt or Chains?

More than any other genre, epic fantasy owes a debt to the past. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, the major brands of fantasy have their own version of the orthodox struggle of good and evil, often portrayed as the … Continue reading

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Speculative Fiction and Tradition

When I first started writing, I kept conflicts, characters and my societies very much politically correct, in as far as I understood correctness. I didn’t bash any races, I didn’t write racist characters and I didn’t mess around with life … Continue reading

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Globalizing the Fantasy Genre

Some of the best story telling in fantasy today is coming out of Japan, using the visual medium. Even my parents understand that anime and manga exists and is here to stay, although vampire manga chibis under my sister’s bed … Continue reading

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Frozen Beauty

It is very, very cold here today. The wind is whipping through everything and if you’re more than a few feet away from the little space heater, the cold crawling through the walls of the apartment will start to nip … Continue reading

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Spell, Spell, Why do you work so well?

I’ve had a long running question in my mind and recently it cropped up against as I watched Merlin, the BBC show staring Colin Morgan as the young warlock. In the first episode, he does several magical actions without the … Continue reading

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Chewbacca and Man’s Best Friend

Let me start by saying that I love Star Wars. Haven’t always been close enough to a public library or had the funds to buy the latest books, but when I could, I did. I’ve seen all the movies at … Continue reading

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