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Matt Borgard
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Legacy of the Force: A Postmortem
Since Disney has jettisoned the Star Wars EU, I've been recently motivated to read all the stuff I've missed now that it doesn't feel like I'm paddling against a neverending current of releases. Since I finished NJO a while back, I figured I'd start with Le...
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Two Companies Diverge
It's not too difficult to name the two video game developers that had the most influence on my childhood. The first is Square-Enix, formerly Squaresoft and Enix, creators of such games as Final Fantasy, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Gaia, etc. There is no oth...
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Just a quick nostalgia trip
I don't have much to say today, but I did want to share a trailer that proves that even after a lot of disappointments and cynicism, I can still get a bit misty-eyed. Have a good weekend!
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2014 Hugos
So the nominations for the 2014 Hugos have been announced. You can see a full list here . There is some good stuff. There is also some ... bad stuff. If you want to vote, you can still sign up for a supporting membership through LonCon. Of course this is th...
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Games of Yesteryear: Final Fantasy III, or How Four Onion Kids Fostered an Obsession
Welcome to the first installment of my Games of Yesteryear series! I'll be talking about a lot of games from my past, a lot of which you hopefully haven't seen discussed a whole lot. This entry might be the most popular and well known of the games I'll feat...
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In Link Between Worlds, there are still items in the dungeons. I didn't have any problems with the change to the formula; I enjoyed it quite a bit, actually. Not sure I want every Zelda game to be that way, but I'm glad they've realized they need to get away from making the exact same game every time.
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News from the Litosphere
Things are happening! And I have opinions about them! F irst up is Amazon's fight with mega publisher Hachette . Amazon wanted a better contract -- what exactly that entails isn't clear, but it doesn't really matter. Their response to it has been reportedly...
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What I've Been Reading
Just wanted to give some shout-outs to some recent reads, so without further ado! First up, Vessel of Kali, the debut novel from Richard Milner! A story I'd describe as dark and ponderous, full of intrigue and strange cultish philosophies that might seem a ...
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2014 Hugos
So the nominations for the 2014 Hugos have been announced. You can see a full list here . There is some good stuff. There is also some ... bad stuff. If you want to vote, you can still sign up for a supporting membership through LonCon. Of course this is th...
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A Final Fantasy III retrospective! This is the original NES game, something a lot of series fans still haven't touched. If you're one of them, or if you have played it and you want some nostalgia, you should check this out!

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New Schedule!
So, my posts around here have been pretty sporadic as of late. And by sporadic, I mean nonexistent. Some of it is due to my novel projects (Chanter is being shopped, Daughters is being revised), but that's not the only reason, and it's no excuse anyway. So ...
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Yeah, but it really more vain than anything else? If you write a story, isn't it egotistical to think anyone else wants to read it? I don't know if there's a fundamental difference.
 
People hate selfies because they're produced by people who are often 1) young and 2) female. As it was, as it ever shall be.
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Hi! I'm a software engineer and developer, Linux tweaker, and, as the Decemberists would say, a writer of fictions. I've published several short stories, reviews and academic papers.
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    Computer Science, 2005 - 2009
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