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The Origins of Azeroth and its Inhabitants: How Narrative Justifies Conventions

As a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), World of Warcraft takes place in what is accurately described as a massive universe. As a fan of the fantasy genre, I have always had a special interest in the origins … Continue reading

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WoW Guide/FAQ for Us Beginners

Found a pretty decent link here that has a lot of information all in one place.  It is from a few years ago so it may not contain information from recent updates but I still found it helpful to read … Continue reading

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Metal Gear, the Cold War, and the Future

I strongly considered writing about this for my third blog post since it already fell within the portion of the novel that I was analyzing but found that it was more than enough material to stand on its own.  Anyway… … Continue reading

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Cold War till Now, Has Anything Really Changed?

“ ‘You know where it all comes from, this online paradise of yours? It started back during the Cold War, when the think tanks were full of geniuses plotting nuclear scenarios. Attaché cases and horn-rims, every appearance of scholarly sanity, … Continue reading

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The Look Into DeepArcher

One of the most memorable scenes of the Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge thus far is the descriptive moment when Maxine is exposed to DeepArcher for the first time: “A splash screen comes on, in shadow-modulated 256-color daylight, no titles, no music. … Continue reading

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Managing the Population

The last volume of Ellis’ Global Frequency has been on my mind since I read it. The only explanation I can give as to why it has stuck with me is fear. I fear the fact that the idea that … Continue reading

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