Author Archives: Marie Erving

Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age: Inquisition, part of one of my favorite series of games, is coming out next month. This is part of a character-heavy fantasy series of Western RPGs that let you create your own character, assemble a party of unique … Continue reading

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The start of the Fall 2014 TV season: Gotham, SHIELD, How To Get Away With Murder, and Fate/stay night

Gotham Genre: Superhero Synopsis: This show will follow the early days of Detective James Gordon, and little Bruce Wayne, in addition to addressing origin stories for Batman villains. Series: Season 1 I’ve Watched: First 2 eps Verdict: Not promising The … Continue reading

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Review Roundup: Thorn and Mind Games

Thorn by Intisar Khanani Genre: YA Fairy Tale retelling Synopsis: A retelling of the Goose Girl. Princess Alyrra grows up in a cruel household, until she is sent away to marry a foreign prince. However, an attack from without and betrayal … Continue reading

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Roundup on Diversity and Equality in Sci-fi and Science

Somehow, this turned into an equality roundup. Here’s an interesting essay that won a Hugo this year: “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley, at A Dribble of Ink. I like it because … Continue reading

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Favorite Moments from Legend of Korra: Book 3

Genre: Fantasy/steampunk Synopsis: Korra is the Avatar, charged with bringing balance into the world, and she just made a huge decision that changed everyone’s reality. Now she and hers have to deal with the consequences of that decision, good and … Continue reading

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Anticipation for Fall 2014

Fall 2014 has got a lot going on at the TV stage. I’m going to be trying a lot of things–I anticipate dropping a lot of shows quickly, and keeping a solid few. Some of the shows I intend to … Continue reading

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Terrier, Bloodhound, Mastiff: Tamora Pierce’s Tortall

Eventually, I’m going to get around to all of Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books. They’re just so satisfying. Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Beka Cooper comes from a poor family in the Lower City that got lucky–the Lord Provast of the city’s … Continue reading

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