Monthly Archives: October 2015

Someone to protect – Final Fantasy XII, Part 3 of 3

(Part I, Part II) (Spoiler Warning, etc.) Charles Norris Cochrane, in his fascinating book Christianity and Classical Culture describes the reign of Augustus Caesar as the definitive manifestation of of said culture. From Plato onwards there was an intellectual desire … Continue reading

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Someone to protect – Final Fantasy XII, Part 2 of 3

(Part I) (Spoiler Warning, etc.) So just what is the story, anyway?

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Someone to protect – Final Fantasy XII, Part 1 of 3

(Fair Warning: Spoilers ahoy!) Final Fantasy XII was released when I was a high school senior. By that point, however, my early enthusiasm for gaming had atrophied away, and I was at the peak of my phase where I snobbishly … Continue reading

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The shape of things to come

I’ve been a little bit dry on the blogging front lately. But here are a couple of other things on the backburner: Once again, I’ve convinced myself to participate in NaNoWriMo. I’m feeling particularly sanguine this year, as I’m using … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Edition: The Tales of Hoffmann

One could object that The Tales of Hoffmann, not being a horror film by anyone’s definition of the term, has no right in being considered a Hallowe’en film. But this objection hangs upon the assumption that our seasonal and liturgical … Continue reading

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