Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sweets to the Sweet

I received a nomination for the Super Sweet Blogging Award from Starscraper99, but I don’t really have anyone to nominate in turn. I am, however, going to do the other part of what I’m supposed to do, as specified in … Continue reading

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Water Power

I came across this picture of the Aztec goddess Atlacamani on Tumblr, and figured she might make a good subject for a mythology post. She’s a goddess of oceanic storms, conjuring hurricanes and tidal waves. Evidence suggests that she is … Continue reading

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The Carrollian Queens

One tendency I’ve noticed is for people to confuse the Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with the Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass. This was the case in Tim Burton’s film; and while I haven’t played it, … Continue reading

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Flushing the Evil Bane Down the Drain

The Dark Knight Rises – As someone who liked Batman Begins but thought The Dark Knight was just okay, I was glad to see that the third movie in the Nolan Batman trilogy was more of a follow-up to the … Continue reading

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Ozma vs. Pragmatism

It’s almost the twenty-first of August, which means it’s time to celebrate the birthday of Ozma, Royal Ruler of Oz. Okay, I don’t know that I’m really going to be doing much celebrating, but I do like to acknowledge it. … Continue reading

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Bartimaeus Is Back

The Golem’s Eye, by Jonathan Stroud – The second volume in the Bartimaeus Trilogy continues with a story seen from multiple points of view. One of the main characters is again Nathaniel, better known as John Mandrake, a young magician … Continue reading

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Don’t You Think the Joker Laughs at You?

Are you ready for a review of a movie that pretty much everyone else saw a long time ago? This time, it’s The Dark Knight. Quite frankly, I thought it dragged and was a little hard to follow, although Beth … Continue reading

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