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Boo Frickin’ Hoo: The Sob Story

Why would anyone ever do what is evil? That’s the question that makes villains interesting, isn’t it? For some of us, answering this question goes the route of behaviorism: something must have made them that way. No one is just … Continue reading

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Why I Made An Oath Against the Undead

It was when I was around eight or so, and it was the kind of oath that a vampire slayer might make against vampires. I mean, I’d still totally use zombies and crap in a story. I just hate them. … Continue reading

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The “True Name” Magic System And Why I Hate It

This isn’t like “why I don’t like female villains“. I seriously hate the “true name” system of magic. The history of a name magic┬ásystem, I believe, comes from old fairytales and styles of magic where if you knew something’s name, … Continue reading

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