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Otik’s Spiced Potatoes Original Recipe Sucks

Otik’s Spiced Potatoes Original Recipe Sucks

Reading Time: 7 minutes Last year I wrote about my take on Otik’s Spiced Potatoes original recipe. That was before I realized that Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, and Michael Witwer would be publishing Heroes’ Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook. Even when I learned of its publication, Otik didn’t enter my … [continue reading]

Unrequited Love and Sméagol’s Doom

Unrequited Love and Sméagol’s Doom

Reading Time: 6 minutes On the toxicity of unrequited love In order to speak more about Gollum’s fall, I first want to bring up a poem by one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s contemporaries, W. H. Auden. (Tolkien and Auden died within a month of each other in September … [continue reading]

Paper Plane Cocktail, a Modern Classic

Paper Plane Cocktail, a Modern Classic

Reading Time: 2 minutes I didn’t always love bourbon. I got shit-faced on Jim Beam in my early twenties while camping with my brother. Ever since that day, I couldn’t stand the stuff. Eventually, I began wondering if eschewing bourbon meant that I was missing out. I decided that … [continue reading]

We missed Aesop’s point—The Fox and the Grapes

We missed Aesop’s point—The Fox and the Grapes

Reading Time: 2 minutes What if we missed Aesop’s point in The Fox and the Grapes? Convention holds that the titular fox of this fable walked away from his snack and declared the grapes sour only after he couldn’t reach them. I haven’t read every fable from Aesop that … [continue reading]

Otik’s Spiced Potatoes

Otik’s Spiced Potatoes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Confession: I’m a bit of a Dungeons & Dragons nerd. I spent most of my teenage years with my nose in a sourcebook or a Dragonlance novel. Six novels in particular. The Legends trilogy is my favorite. Hands down. But it was the first trilogy, … [continue reading]