Author Archives: Alasdair

(Repost) All that’s Left is Truth and Fear, Part I

Originally posted on One Last Sketch:
Amidst the Ruins As promised, I’m bringing back Alasdair Czyrnyj to continue our discussion of Peter Higgins’ Wolfhound Empire trilogy. This time, we’re taking on the middle volume, Truth and Fear. Truth and Fear…

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(Repost) Surviving the Wolfhound Century, Part II

Originally posted on One Last Sketch:
City and Swamp Part I Alasdair: The point you make about authoritarian regimes narrowing the scope of possibility for the future is an important one. Indeed, all of the major antagonists of the Wolfhound…

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(Repost) Surviving the Wolfhound Century, Part I

Originally posted on One Last Sketch:
Lost in Leningrad I read Peter Higgins’s Wolfhound Century after a strong recommendation from fellow blogger Alasdair Czyrnyj. He’ll join me in the next series of posts as we air our thoughts on the…

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Yinglet Like Me: The Out-of-Placers

I must admit that webcomics are something of an undiscovered country for me. I used to read a fair amount back when I was in university, but that was back in the early 2000s, when the medium was new and … Continue reading

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A Private Language of Modernist Mayhem: An Appreciation of Marcel Dzama

I haven’t talked about art as much as I’ve wanted to on this blog. Art is something I have a great appreciation for, but it’s an appreciation that I have found particularly difficult to translate into words. Most of my … Continue reading

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If I Wrote Book 4 of The Legend of Korra

(Fair warning before we begin: this is going to be an intensely nerdy post talking about The Legend of Korra, so if you haven’t watched the show, not much of it is going to make a lick of sense.) Today’s … Continue reading

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The USSR: A Personal Exploration

I have always deeply insecure about my writing. This is not unusual in the world of writers, but it has always been a particular source of frustration for me. Whenever I flip open a empty notebook or see the white … Continue reading

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