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Rashomon: Kurosawa’s Yata no Kagami for our souls

Those who dismiss the "naivete" of humanist's "wishful thinking" have not adequately plumbed the depths and horror of nihilistic thought. In the wake of the death of God, we must ask: is it better to be hope against hope for a better future in the face of despair and harsh reality or to commit suicide?… Continue reading Rashomon: Kurosawa’s Yata no Kagami for our souls

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[fanfic rec] Whipstitch

Title: Whipstitch Author: KaasKnot Status: COMPLETE [27 Chapters] Rating: M Pairing: Loki/Sigyn Summary: It dawned fair and clear, the day they sewed Loki’s lips shut. My Thoughts [****** 6/7 Stars]* Character (½ star)* Plot * Formatting (NOT CORRECTLY TAGGED!)* Grammar * Descriptive * Complete This fic, I think, is the unsung story of the Loki… Continue reading [fanfic rec] Whipstitch

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[review] X-wing: Wraith Squadron (Aaron Allston)

As a fair, broad-minded officer, I should ignore that. But as a Corellian, of course, I'll manage some sort of revenge. -Wedge Antilles, p. 6 Lots of people talk about Zahn's Thrawn trilogy endlessly, but in my opinion, it does other fantastic Star Wars books and novelists a disservice. Out of the X-Wing Series written… Continue reading [review] X-wing: Wraith Squadron (Aaron Allston)

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[fanfic rec] Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Title: Say Goodbye To YesterdayAuthor: melonbutterflyStatus: COMPLETE [4 Chapters - 112,000 words approx!!!]Rating: R/MaturePairing: FrostironSummary: The day after the invasion Tony wakes up and his tower is intact again; everything is exactly the way it was before this whole mess went down. It doesn’t take him long to catch up but he can’t figure out… Continue reading [fanfic rec] Say Goodbye To Yesterday

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[fanfic rec] Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try

Title: Do Or Do Not, There Is No TryAuthor: andquitefrankly, Tumblr: gruvvulousgloveStatus: COMPLETE [38 Chapters]Rating: R/MaturePairing: FrostironSummary: Avengers High School AU. Loki’s a nerd. Not just any kind of nerd. But a huge nerd. With a heart of lead. Why Tony Stark has taken an interest in him is beyond anyone’s imagination. Maybe he wants… Continue reading [fanfic rec] Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try

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[response] Lord of the Rings and Racism

I want to write about this in more detail at a later date - but I have to say that the recent Wired interview with Andy Duncan once again highlights how the Academic Academic regressive left have no idea how to (and therefore have no right to) talk about mythology. Just Google search this terrible… Continue reading [response] Lord of the Rings and Racism