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Category Archive: Fantasy

Adventure Into Retirement With These Characters

Retirement brings to mind the idea that the golden days are over. But to these fictional characters, retirement means the beginning of another exciting adventure. Here are three of them who make us feel young again. Martha Anderson from The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules Source: Spunky 79-year-old Martha wants to […]

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Fantasy Universes You DON’T Want to Live In

If you’ve ever searched your wardrobe for a doorway to Narnia when you’re eight or waited for your letter from Hogwarts at 11, you’re not alone. A quick Google search reveals that many people seek to escape into a fantasy world. (You’ll also find a plethora of t-shirts designs centred around this escapism.) Source: But […]

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Famous Dragons in Literature

The favourite creature of the fantasy genre is, of course, the ferocious dragon. From the most evil to the most loyal, here are some famous dragons and the books they are from! Smaug from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Source: Smaug is one of the most notorious and ferocious dragons in literature. Drawn to […]

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Alternate Realities of Singapore We Wished Were Real

Singapore is a safe country. But, as some would say, safe is boring. There are no mountains to climb, and most certainly, no dragons to slay. Don’t you wish that there’s more to life than this rat race? If you’ve ever imagined a man running and avoiding obstacles as you drove along TPE, or wielded […]

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Jin Yong: The Master of Martial Arts Novels

We’ve been exposed to many genres in literature but how many of us have been exposed to wuxia(武侠)? Source: Wuxia consists of two words. “Wu”(武) which stands for martial arts and “xia”(侠) which stands for chivalry. While wuxia may not be well-known in the West, it has inspired many young minds in Asia. One […]

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