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Late to the Party: Eutopia, by David Nickle

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In the mountainous Kootenai¬†region of Idaho, there exists a town named Eliada. The dream of a rich industrialist named Garrison Harper, by the year 1911 Eliada is a booming Utopia fiercely devoted to the ideals of Community, Compassion and Hygeine. Of course, there’s a darker undercurrent, as in every Utopia: the town is being planned across strict eugenic principles, as a place where the strong are being bred apart from the weak, a philosophy that […]

Downton Abbey D&D Alignment Chart

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Just saw the last episode of Downton Abbey‘s second series, and it was excellent. If you haven’t seen this great show, it’s about the wealthy owners of an English manor house in the 1910s, as well as the servants who live in the “downstairs” world. If you liked the movie Gosford Park from a few years back, or are a fan of good English drama series like Pride and Prejudice or especially Brideshead Revisited, you […]

The Resolution Project Book Eighteen: Call It Sleep (1934)

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“The sight of him this evening was terrifying. Never, not even the night he had beaten David, did he radiate, so fell, so electric a fury. It was as though his whole body were smouldering, a stark, throbbing, curdling emanation flowed from him, a dark, corrosive haze that was all the more fearful because David sensed how thin an aura it was of the terrific volcano clamped within.” (p. 127) The Resolution Project:¬†For my New […]

The Resolution Project Book Twenty-Eight: A Death in the Family (1958)

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“Look at me, Poll,” he said. She looked at him. “That’s when you’re going to need every ounce of common sense you’ve got,” he said. “Just spunk won’t be enough; you’ve got to have gumption. You’ve got to bear in mind that nobody that ever lived is specially privileged; the axe can fall at any moment, on any neck, without any warning or regard for justice. You’ve got to keep your mind off pitying your […]