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The plot thickens

I know I promised I’d be talking about books and stuff, but shit’s been real, guys, and I have to get this off my chest. Advertisements

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Future Fairyland Teaser Trailer!

Everyone gets excited about teaser trailers these days, so I decided to draw an equivalent of a teaser trailer for my comic, currently named Future Fairyland. I’m sure it’ll get people talking. Unfortunately I haven’t yet got a surefire method … Continue reading

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I take back everything I said AAA gaming is terrible

I don’t like The Witcher 3. It’s a shame, because the thing is one of the most technically impressive games I’ve seen and has gotten a billion awards and rave reviews. But it also gathers together some tendencies in pop … Continue reading

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Blog content….of the future!

  With the new year only a few days away, I naturally turn to thinking Big Thoughts about this blog’s future. There are still loose ends to be tied up – both my Shadow of the Torturer series and my … Continue reading

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A dry Lent

The title is both literal and figurative. I gave up drinking for Lent. You see, I have an immense fondness for beer, whiskey and wine, and, more often than not, I find myself unwinding with a drink in hand after … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable apologetics

In a recent review of Francis Spufford’s new book, Alan Jacobs made a point about apologetics, which is that it requires an understanding of one’s emotional, intellectual and spiritual limitations in addition to an understanding of one’s audience. It is … Continue reading

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In lieu of actual content,

This is old, but it’s still perhaps the best economics-themed video on youtube:     Image stolen shamelessly from this guy.

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Moral imagination

Earlier today someone was talking to me about an article he read in a newspaper, which was making a claim along the lines that the gradual increase of intellectual awareness over time was leading to an increase of moral awareness. … Continue reading

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Loneliness

“O stand, stand at the window As the tears scald and start; You shall love your crooked neighbour With your crooked heart.” – W.H. Auden I’ve been reading a fair amount of Auden lately, and this particular verse stuck out. … Continue reading

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Blogging From A to Z Challenge Day 19: S is for Smoking

  With tobacco and literature one could face out any situation, provided, of course, that the book was not written in an unknown tongue. – Dorothy L. Sayers That line is from Sayers’ novel Gaudy Night, of which I am … Continue reading

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