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Two Fistfuls of Tang

“Have you ever seen magic powder?” my buddy Paul asked. We were scouts, all sitting around the campfire on a raised site overlooking a lake. It was a nice area, peaceful. The sun had gone down and the scout masters … Continue reading

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The Bowcaster

For those of you not obsessed with Star Wars, the bowcaster is Chewbacca’s signature weapon. Oh, before we go on, spoilers for The Force Awakens are below. Stop reading here if that’s a thing for you. Ok? . .

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Why I’m boycotting the new Star Wars movie…

…trailers. Zing! You fell for my click bait. No wait! Don’t leave! I’ll explain. (And of course I’m going to see the movie). I first saw Star Wars in the theater in 1977. I was four. Darth Vader scared the … Continue reading

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Use What You Have: The Lineup

At one point, I needed a comparative height chart with all the Togahan races (like something you’d see in an RPG* manual). This would help me visualize scenes and blocking, and insert mannerisms where they were required. I once tried … Continue reading

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The Beauty of the No-Prize

Stan Lee invented the Marvel No-Prize back in 1964, and over time it took many forms, but my favorite, by far, was when it encouraged readers’ imaginations. As fans, many of us are quick to point out inconsistencies, even in … Continue reading

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Minecraft, Struggle, and Story

I’m always looking for console games I can play with my daughters. I had resisted downloading Minecraft because I had heard how addictive it was, and the rumors were true. (I dream about the damn game now.) I started on … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead

Yes, this is a shameless ploy to attract web traffic, but it’s a genuine ploy, in that I really am a big fan. I got hooked on the books years ago when my buddy Chris dumped them in my lap … Continue reading

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