Old Dogs and Dead Horses: Warrior Ideals

(Friendly Neighborhood Content Warning: a few parts of this post include extremely graphic descriptions of violence. I’ve realized that my own life experiences have inured me to this, but most readers have not had said experiences. If you’re willing to brave it–you admirable soul, you–then read on.) Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: […]

Of Purple Prose and Psychological Extremes

Let’s fan away the cloying concerns first: I value wariness of purple prose. Within the last half year I acquired and then (after consuming┬áThe Wheel of Time)┬áread a high-fantasy novel from Grand Rapids ComicCon. I experienced much what you’d expect from a book bought on a whim at a ComicCon. Among many other issues: purple […]