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Taurus Tattoo… Pain in the Astrology? Impossibull? We don't need the gods, except when we do.

I apologise for the truly awful puns in the title, but I’m thinking of getting a tattoo done of a variation on the astrological symbol for Taurus. I’m a Taurus myself, being dedicated and headstrong while affectionate and sensuous, prone to bouts of procrastination and stubbornness, governed by my vocal chords with a strong, thick neck. I’m also a

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Going postal? It’s in the blood… Is stealing mail the same as summoning a demon through blood magic?

Regular readers and anyone with the misfortune of meeting me for more than a while will know I’m a little obsessed with Bioware’s Dragon Age universe. I have a Qunari tattoo in the waiting and I’ve even decided where in Ferelden I want to build my house In the Dragon Age universe, as in many fantasy worlds, magic users face persistent scrutiny and

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Putting your trust in two fat ladies A treatise on making 88% certainty a common idiom

I’m 99% sure that my feet are still there. I feel this way because I can think of no reason why my feet wouldn’t be there. I’m not looking at them, and have no immediate proof of their existence, but I’m pretty damn convinced that they’re there. Still… I feel inclined to leave a 1% margin of uncertainty, just in case I am wrong, just in case (for

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Food, Shelter, and a Bullshit Story to Tell Are the Homeless our new Storytellers and Bards?

There was once a time when certain individuals would come knocking on hostel doors in the dead of night, orĀ  loudly declare their presence to a full and bawdy tavern, or find themselves summoned to the forum of courts and castles. These men and women would spin tales and tall stories, dancing their way through ballads and legends, moving their captive

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Because he’s The Goddamn BATMAN!

Tonight I’m putting as many affairs in order as possible and making homemade beef jerky in preparation for a weekend of solid gaming with Batman: Arkhamn City, and feel this as good a time as any to bite back at the critics of the legendary Man of Bats. The biggest criticism levelled at Batman is that he lacks any real powers. Wrong! Batman’s power is a

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