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re: Fear, and the Meaning of Courage

Just a little thought on fear, a follow-up after talking about failing your courage check (to use D&D terms): Courage is, in my opinion, not about the absence of fear; courage is being afraid and doing it anyway. And I … Continue reading

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Do Babies Dream of Milkless Sheep?

Sometimes when a baby is sleeping, they pull this fantastically upset face like they’re going to start bawling, and might make a noise. Then their face fades to neutral cute sleeping baby and they might take a shudder breath before … Continue reading

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Failing Your Fears

A common theme in books is facing one’s fears, whether that’s the entire story arc, or just a side plot, or important character growth. And while there definitely are exceptions, a lot of these arcs progress where the character is … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Overlord

Spoiler: I can freaking Overlord, thank you very much! How dare you say otherwise? And how dare any of you try to point out that “Overlord” is not a verb. IT IS NOW. DEAL WITH IT. Anyway some of my friends like to … Continue reading

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