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You Have a Great Idea For a Video Game - What Should You Do?

Maybe you have thought up a really neat and unique idea for a video game and you are thinking “If I can just get in touch with the right people I can sell it and make a lot of money. And I get ..
(September 06, 2008)
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Profiles in Classical Guitar - Fernando Sor

Fernando Sor was a classical guitarist and composer who was born in Spain and he lived from 1778 to 1839. He was a contemporary of Beethoven and is often referred to as the “Beethoven of the ..
(September 14, 2008)
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Medieval Castles and Their Mazes and Labyrinths

Labyrinths and mazes have a long and interesting history and everybody is familiar with the story of the Minotaur in the Labyrinth at Knossos. This is the famous myth of the labyrinth that people ..
(August 17, 2008)
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A Look at the Biggest Telescopes in the World

The Telescope turns 400 years old this year and in four century period astronomers and telescope makers have been continually making larger and larger telescopes in order to peer deeper and deeper ..
(August 04, 2008)
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Its All in the Container Secrets to a Unique and Beautiful ..

The Container of a terrarium doesn't have to be a glass jug. It can be any one of a thousand creative ideas. Using a unique container will transform your average terrarium into something unique and a .
(June 23, 2008)
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Profiles in Classical Guitar Julian Bream

Julian Bream is one of the most famous classical guitarists of the twentieth century and he has achieved worldwide fame not only for the guitar but also for his work with the Renaissance Lute. He is ..
(July 08, 2008)
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William Herschel and the Biggest Telescope of the 18th Century

William Herschel was possibly the greatest astronomer of the 18th Century. He made many discoveries including the finding of Uranus. But his biggest claim to fame was his ability to build telescopes. .
(July 08, 2008)
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The Compleat Gamester A Medieval Book Review

Have you ever wondered what kinds of games people played during the Renaissance? The Compleat Gamester is a guide to just that. It was written in 1674 as a handbook for people of the time to learn ..
(July 10, 2008)
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Bring an Elf Or a Dragon to the Beach With You Epic Fantasy ..

This summer brings us a lot of great epic fantasy novels both from established authors continuing their series and from new authors with fresh new stories and worlds for you to discover. This article .
(July 16, 2008)
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The Secret Art of Mead Making Revealed

Mead is wine fermented from honey rather than the traditional way of fermenting with grapes. Nobody really knows for sure how old the art of making mead is. This information has been lost to history. .
(July 17, 2008)
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Terrariums For Kids Creative Ideas For Fun and Learning

Terrariums are a great project for kids because they encompass a lot of different things yet are not too hard of a project to make. This article gives you great ideas for terrarium making for kids of .
(July 28, 2008)
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How to Make a Telescope - Tips and Guidelines For Beginners

Making a telescope is an extraordinarily rewarding experience because it crosses several different realms of experience. The first reward for you is the fun of making something. And the second reward .
(June 05, 2008)
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The History of the Terrarium

It is little known today but terrariums are also called Wardian Cases and this is in tribute to the man named Nathaniel Ward who began the whole art and science of terrarium making. It began with his .
(February 27, 2008)
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Lost, Metamorphosis, Riverworld, and the Theme of Enigma in ..

You might be wondering what these three very different pieces of writing have in common. They share a common and very important theme and behind that theme is a secret. In the television series Lost .
(January 31, 2008)
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A Look at Heroines in Epic Fantasy

In the early days of epic fantasy women were often characterized as damsels in distress and nothing more than window dressing for heroes to rescue. This didn't last long as a host of writers created ..
(December 20, 2007)
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A Look at the Weapons of Medieval Knights

A great portion of a knight's life was devoted to the mastery of a variety of weapons. Here is a look at some of the more common weapons that were wielded throughout the Middle Ages. Knights had a ..
(January 15, 2008)
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Book Review - Medieval Siege Warfare by Christoper Gravett

This book takes a good look at the evolving and changing world of siege warfare during the Middle Ages. But it is not a dry and scholarly look at the subject. It is clearly written in a normal tone ..
(January 23, 2008)
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A Look at Medieval Castles in America

Castle Building reached a feverish peak all throughout Europe around the fifteenth Century. This was of course quite a while before the Pilgrims made their way across the Atlantic Ocean and you would .
(January 09, 2008)
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The 5 Most Influential Women Writers of Epic Fantasy

Epic Fantasy is a very wide genre and it encompasses a lot of work that has been defined in a lot of different ways from fantasy to childrens fantasy to high fantasy. Women writers have been breaking .
(June 12, 2007)
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Chivalry - The Roots of the Code of the Medieval Knight

Chivalry has come to be very watered down in modern day times. For the most part we think of chivalry as the way a man behaves toward, and around, women. And while this does characterize chivalry it ..
(June 21, 2007)
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What Happened to the Creatures That Didn't Make it Onto Noah's .

This is a book review of a new novel called The Bestiary. It is a fantasy tale about the pursuit of a secret book called The Caravan Bestiary, which catalogued the mythical creatures that were denied .
(June 18, 2007)
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The Symbolism and the Power of the Ring in Epic Fantasy

A ring is just a tiny piece of metal yet it is one of the most powerful, and successful, symbols used in fantasy writing. Why is a ring so often used as a symbol and what does it really stand for? In .
(January 04, 2007)
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A Look at Some Unique and Unusual Medieval Weapons

The Middle Ages was a time of much conflict and warfare. During this time many unusual weapons were created to solve battlefield problems. Many of these weapons are familiar to us such as the sword, ..
(January 07, 2007)
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The Strangest Medieval Weapon Ever Created: The Lantern Shield

After the Dark Ages the world was thrust into a two hundred year period of incredible creativity and growth called “The Renaissance". This creative force of time brought about some wonderful ..
(February 13, 2007)
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About the Famous Siege of a Medieval Castle - Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard was built by Richard the Lionhearted and it was sieged and taken by the French in 1204 AD. The story of this castle, and its siege is one of the most interesting stories in medieval ..
(April 15, 2007)
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