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Truth! Stranger than fiction

The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It’s Fiction (You Guessed It: Rasputin!)

By Duncan Fyfe

Thanks, Rasputin.

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Virtually every film in modern memory ends with some variation of the same disclaimer: “This is a work of fiction. 814 more words


Rasputin and the Traveler: who do you trust?

As is wont to happen at about this time of year, Destiny is pulling me back in after a months-long absence. While I get the Moments of Triumph mostly squared away and clean up miscellaneous quests to prepare for Rise of Iron, I’ve also started poking at the universe’s extensive lore, walled off from the game itself in the online Grimoire – and not just to keep track of how many Calcified fragments I have left. 1,422 more words

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EXCHANGE AT THE BORDER--Celebrating one year of success

It’s hard to imagine it’s one year to the day Exchange at the Border made its debut in the literary world. What took five years to conceive, mull over, collect jotted down notes, organize, write, rewrite, revise, edit, and publish, was finally a dream come true. 786 more words

Illegal Immigration

Monk or devil? Grigori Rasputin's tumultuous life.

Grigori Rasputin.

Long beard, strange stance, terrible glance and horrible eyes! Probably, you have heard about Grigori Rasputin. Actually, he was a monk and mysterious apocalyptic according to some people before meeting with Tsar Nicholas II and his family. 602 more words


Rasputin: Devil or Saint?

Grigori Rasputin (1869-1916) was a complex Russian cunning man, sometimes described a monk, yet believed by many to be a demon.  Why is he still such a fascinating figure? 350 more words


Rasputin and SIVA

As many Destiny players already know and many others already assume, the SIVA virus responsible for augmenting the Fallen House of Devils most likely has a root cause within the Warmind Rasputin’s bunker. 1,395 more words