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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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The end of Contact

Introduction Finally, after quite the wait, I write about the final parts of the Nintendo DS RPG Contact. The Final Boss Contact‘s final dungeon is long, but as with most of the game there are bed and bathtub rooms at … Continue reading

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Even in its end, The Changing Land continues to change

  Considering how much he wanted to be the one to be so, Dilvish is quick to accept that he isn’t the one to destroy Jelerak. In the chapter X we saw him run off after the arch sorcerer had … Continue reading

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy finished (spoilers below)

The last section of Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy is strange. It’s sort of like a boss rush but with a few screens of enemies and a puzzle scattered throughout it. Also, what I mentioned as a worry in my last … Continue reading

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Dragon Quest IX finished

Bringing everyone’s level up to 45 did the trick. I finally beat Corvus. Dragon Quest IX is over. Looking back, the shape of the successful final battle was weirdly by the numbers.  It had its first act, in which things … Continue reading

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Liberty over nationalism

Somehow I feel like I missed something from earlier in The Idea of Nationalism. The penultimate section of Kohn’s final chapter was about Russia, and it wasn’t until this that I realized that Kohn wasn’t working on countries at random … Continue reading

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