Yuletide

The Little Match Girl As A Maiden And Unhappy Girl

2023 has just begun, and it’s time to learn new things and dig deeper into our gothic side to enjoy the morbid and unusual. Let’s start with something light and dark, shall we?

Card Games And Fairy Tales

New Year’s greetings, Biters! Let’s kick 2023 off with a rather odd choice for a GBM article. I want to look at Yu-Gi-Oh!.

Now, I want to discuss something other than the anime or manga. I want to look at the real-world trading card game, but even more so, one card in particular, The Unhappy Maiden.

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The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

Bring Me A Dream

The Sandman is, while not the most recognizable character, one of my favorites of the fantastical. I don’t see him myself as a monster in the strictest of sense, but I do include him in the land of lore. Since he is our main feature for April, I will try to do my best to pay him homage.

Misunderstood

I remember hearing about the Sandman as a child; it wasn’t through the Hans Christian Andersen’s story but through The Chordettes version of Mr. Sandman the song. In fact, in almost every rendition that I have had the pleasure to read or hear since I was introduced to the Sandman, every instance has been innocent, good intent, misunderstood, and complex.

There are a few versions in the last few years that especially stand out. It is always fascinating to see how different minds see the same lore and make it come to life in their worlds.

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