Author Archives: NSCZach

About NSCZach

A writer who translates Beowulf (and other things), freelances, reads voraciously, and plays adventure video games/J-RPGs.

Book Review Extract: Chris Kohler’s Final Fantasy

Disclosure and Disclaimer My thanks to Boss Fight Books for sending me an advance copy of this book for the purpose of review. The Review In his book Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books, Chris Kohler artfully combines the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the exclusivity of the Zelda Wii U demo

The Zelda Wii U demo playable at E3 and New York’s Nintendo Store should be available to all Wii U owners, here’s why. Continue reading

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The relationship between grammar and romance (Grammarly Sponsored Post)

I’m a huge fan of Shakespeare and Chaucer, the poetry and prose of old. Why? Because to me their writing, and the writing of others from their eras, is eloquent. This eloquent quality of older writing isn’t too surprising. But not … Continue reading

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic a triumph

Introduction The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of my favourite games of all time. But I don’t remember if I’d read the comic as it was serialized in Nintendo Power when I was a kid … Continue reading

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The Crying of Lot 49: Great read, but a little dated

Introduction I read Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 for two reasons. David Foster Wallace, one of my favourite authors, listed Thomas Pynchon as an influence. And, one of my best friends recommended this book specifically as a kind … Continue reading

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A raucously fun game: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

  Introduction Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is what I would call a hidden gem for the Nintendo DS. I found this game on the discount rack at a Zellers when Zellers was going out of business here in Canada. … Continue reading

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Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha

Introduction I read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha over quite an expanse of time, so I really don’t have a solid impression of it. However, it held together pretty nicely in my head, and I feel like I have a … Continue reading

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