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VGM Corner #1

Welcome to a new section of the blog: the Video Game Music (VGM) Corner!

Here, I will share on a regular basis some of my favorite pieces of video game music. 445 more words

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H for Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu

Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu

Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu are two Asura brothers from the Hindu Puranic scriptures. They were born to sage Kashyap and his wife Diti. They were the  gatekeepers of Viakunta, Vishnu’s abode, in their earlier life. 463 more words


Asura by Anand Neelakantan

The epitome of malevolent is Ravana. The classic Ramayana is etched in every intellect because it has been told in many diverse forms and manner. Anand Neelakantan transposes that logic on its head – The narrative is from the point of view of Ravana and to avoid religious commotions he has declared his work being fiction and not interpretation. 427 more words

Book Reviews

Have you understood?

Once upon a time, the devas (gods), manushyas (humans) and the asuras (demons) who were the descendants of the Supreme One, lived with him as his students. 176 more words


A Tail of Two Races: Doing Proper Justice to Asura and Charr Armor

The armor in Guild Wars 2 looks amazing, with a wide variety of styles, themes, options between skimpy or clothed, and of course the level of artistic care we’ve come to expect from anything ArenaNet releases. 2,178 more words


Revised prayer/mantra

It had just occurred to me that since the pantheon of symbolic deities has changed, I need to change the prayer to accommodate the changes. Here is the updated prayer: 124 more words

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Resolution of the pantheon

I have spent some time considering the pantheon, and I am pleased to say I have come to a conclusion.

Chi You, the deity that once enshrined stubbornness, will be overtaken by Guan Di, the Chinese deity who was originally the historical warrior Guan Yu. 935 more words

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