Monthly Archives: August 2012

God Save Strawberry Jam and All the Different Varieties

The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society – I kind of feel that the Kinks are…well, not necessarily misrepresented, but underrepresented on the radio. I have nothing against “You Really Got Me” (although my wife doesn’t like it), but … Continue reading

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Humanity Has Its Privileges

I’ve recently been engrossed in Ana Mardoll’s deconstruction of the Chronicles of Narnia, which has so far reached Chapter 11 of Prince Caspian. One quite valid point she made is why it is considered so important that Narnia be ruled … Continue reading

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Poochy Keen

In this post, I’m returning to the Mario series to look at a rather obscure character, Poochy. First appearing in Yoshi’s Island, he’s a dog big enough that a dinosaur can ride on his back, and who is invulnerable to … Continue reading

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Mildly Vile

The thing about writing villains for children’s media is that much of the villainy is often implied. Villains make violent threats, but are rarely able to carry them out, for whatever reason. That way they can be seen as evil … Continue reading

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Everybody Digs a Swingin’ Cat

The Aristocats – Released in 1970, this Disney feature was the last to have Walt’s approval, but he didn’t live to be involved with the production. It continues with the jazzy feel of The Jungle Book and once again features … Continue reading

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I Should Be Allowed to Shoot My Mouth Off

In response to the Chick-fil-A issue, SamuraiFrog pointed out that they were hardly the only corporation giving money to anti-gay or otherwise hateful causes. I think what really gets people about Chick-fil-A, or at least what really got ME about … Continue reading

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A Cyborg Fairytale

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer – Since the author of this book commented on my journal several times, I pretty much felt obligated to read it. I checked it out from the library instead of buying it, but I’m low on … Continue reading

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