Old words for old worlds

On the use of the past to explain the present

Tag: Dragons

The fantasy of history in the history of fantasy

Everything I have written so far on this blog adds up to the suggestion that Fantasy is not really defined by elves, dragons or magic, but rather by the use of the ancient past as a vehicle for stories. At this point, however, it should be quite obvious that a further qualification is needed: if the past matters so much, then what is the difference between Fantasy and History? Are they any different? Of course they are. But in my view, a simple scale opposing fact to myth is a gross and insufficient measure of their demarcation.

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Skyrim: a true dance with dragons

This blog is generally not for reviewing videogames, but I must indulge with a one-time exception for the sake of Skyrim, the fifth game in the The Elder Scrolls series developed by Bethesda. A one-time exception for a single topic: dragons.

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