On Fairy Stories and Why They Matter!

An essay is by British professor, Bruce G Charlton, who maintains a blog inspired by Tolkien’s The Notion Club Papers Fantasy Fiction Is More Important Than ‘Real Life’: completing the argument of JRR Tolkien’s essay On Fairy Stories JRR Tolkien JRR Tolkien’s most famous and influential essay, and indeed by far the most famous and influential…

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Guest Post: Noblebright Fantasy: An Overview

I am reposting this with the permission of C. J. Brightley, whose blog this is from. This idea seems to have much in common with Superversiveness.  Noblebright Fantasy: An Overview   16 Aug, 2016       Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set (link goes to Amazon) Several years ago I was fortunate enough…

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The Bifrost Between Calico and Gingham

I have been asked what the Puppies—Sad and Rabid alike—are objecting to? If they are not racist or homophobes—ie, if it is not the author's identity that they object to—why do they think that so many of the stories that have been winning the Hugo and the Nebula are receiving their awards for the wrong reasons?…

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What Boys Read.

Insightful post by Vox Day on "What Men Read" or, more precisely, what boys read. What is funny is that, when I was younger, I would not have thought it was insightful. I would have thought it was obvious. Everyone knew what kind of stories boys liked to read: action, adventure, exciting. But, I think…

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Pokemon, Go!

At Boy Scout camp, we had no reception. To use the Internet, we had to go to a narrow span of space inside the staff lounge and stand on one foot while leaning to the north, which was the only place the WIFI worked. I did this once a day to check my email, and,…

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Three Arguments Against Political Correctness

Before I start, an argument was made to me that Political Correctness is not the appropriate term for this issue. Having given it some thought, I think there is an argument both for and against this claim. I will discuss the matter in a different essay. Now, to begin… 1) In my recent discussions about…

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Political Correctness vs. The Search for Happiness

A debate broke out recently about political correctness between myself and some of my fellow SF fans. (You can read Matthew M. Foster’s response here.) I am very fond of Mr. Foster, but I must respectfully disagree. Once, many years ago, I spent a week at a Rensi Zen monastery. It was housed in a…

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