Category: A-Z Challenge Post

Posts made for the A-Z April Challenge.

Z is for Zelda

The Legend of Zelda NES

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: Z is for Zelda While not the first video game I ever played, The Legend of Zelda (1986) is the first non-platform video game I ever played. I sucked at it. But then, I sucked at most video games as a kid. What I enjoyed …

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Y is for Yoshitaka Amano

Final Fantasy VI Box Art by Amano

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: Y is for Yoshitaka Amano I swear I wasn’t aiming to put all the artists at the end of the A-Z Challenge, but that’s where they ended up. If you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy video game series, you already recognize the name (or …

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X is for eXperiment

Class-M Exile by Raven Oak front book cover

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: X is for eXperiment I tried to find a synonym for experiment(al) that began with X, even in other languages, but I failed in this task. Hence, I’m cheating on the X like most other folks doing the A-Z Challenge. Most of my childhood was …

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W is for Whelan

Dragon Aboard, artwork by Michael Whelan

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: W is for Whelan When I do my weekly Book Cover Throwback Thursdays, it’s difficult not to fill post after post with art from Michael Whelan, mostly because he’s incredibly prolific and has created cover art for over 350 science fiction/fantasy novels. He’s painted book/magazine …

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V is for Van Gogh

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: V is for Van Gogh Art has always weaseled its way into my world–either through my own creations or my love of nature, symmetry, and lines. When I was a child, I was picky about art. Abstract art went over my head, but paintings with …

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U is for Uematsu

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: U is for Uematsu, Nobuo Earlier in the A-Z Challenge, I wrote about my love of Final Fantasy, and how it’s depth of characters and worldbuilding helped encourage me as a writer. Today, I’m focusing on one particular part of that world–Nobuo Uematsu. Nobuo Uematsu …

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T is for Tabletop Games

Dominion card box

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: T is for Tabletop Games If you’ve been following this site regularly, today’s topic shouldn’t be much of a surprise at all as I write a weekly column reviewing tabletop games. I spend my weekend playing tabletop games with my husband and friends–that is, when …

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S is for Space Opera

Sassinak by McCaffrey and Moon

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: S is for Space Opera Space opera is a sci-fi sub-genre that people either love or hate. The movie, Jupiter Ascending is proof of that as critics and audiences either wanted the movie to die in a fire or be rescued from bad reviews by …

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R is for Re-reading

Well-read & worn books

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: R is for Re-reading My to-read list is probably 300 books long at this point, and yet, one of my favorite hobbies is to pick up a well-worn book whose pages try to leap from the bindings, curl up in a comfy spot, and re-read …

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Q is for Quests

Equality photo

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: Q is for Quests Life is comprised of quests–the search for who we are & where we’re going in the world, the search for companionship and connections, and the search for peace and comfort. For me, these quests are part of my life, along with …

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