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Interlude: Mortal Engines (a review)

I watched this movie over the Christmas break last year. Since it’s now appearing in “worst movies of 2018” lists, I figured I should step up and offer my defence of what was really a very enjoyable movie. Okay, so … Continue reading

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Black Lotus, Part 13

“Most people who deal in death came to it out of some form of tragedy or another, even if that tragedy is simple absence of distinction,” the Black Lotus said. “I regret to say I am no exception. Indeed, my … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: This Writerly Life

This movie scene suddenly popped into my head at a department meeting today as we were discussing the completion of a long-term project “finally approaching”. And it made me wonder why I had never made the comparison before.   – … Continue reading

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Black Lotus, Part 12

“What would you say is the best way to die?” Lotus asked. “The least pain, the shortest duration, the easiest of memories on your return to life?” “Well,” Çrom said, “I know it’ll sound like an unhelpful answer, but none … Continue reading

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Interlude (sort of): Omnicide

My day went to abrupt meltdown-level shit so although I have a part ready to post, I’m going to leave it until tomorrow so I have a chance to unpack and get my head back together again. Instead, I adapted … Continue reading

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Black Lotus, Part 11

“Ah,” the Black Lotus said. “So you concede that, as dire as your eternal punishment is, it is not as bad as it could be.” “That was never a matter for debate,” Çrom protested. “I was made this way by an … Continue reading

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Black Lotus, Part 10

They looped back around to the concept of soul damage. “Is it possible,” the Black Lotus mused, “for you to fall afoul of a practitioner of outlawed soul magics? You said you were unable to soul-journey, but it is also … Continue reading

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