Category Archive: A-Z Challenge Post

Posts made for the A-Z April Challenge.

Apr 30

Z is for Zelda

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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Apr 29

Y is for Yoshitaka 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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Apr 28

X is for eXperiment

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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Apr 27

W is for 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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Apr 25

V is for 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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Apr 24

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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Apr 23

T is for Tabletop Games

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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Apr 22

S is for Space Opera

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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Apr 21

R is for Re-reading

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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Apr 20

Q is for Quests

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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