Monthly Archives: November 2012

Slightly Foxed

The Fox and the Hound – Released in 1981, this would have been the first Disney animated feature to come out within my lifetime, although I didn’t watch it until considerably later in life. It’s loosely based on a book … Continue reading

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Oscar the Inventor

Many of the magicians in the Oz series mix technology with magic, and the Wizard of Oz is no exception. In fact, with his background in the Great Outside World and his resourcefulness, he’s one of the most prominent inventors … Continue reading

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No Boys Allowed

Since a commercial for 3 Musketeers candy bars is one of the ones that runs in between turns in Words with Friends, I got to thinking about how all of the recent ads for this particular product have shown women … Continue reading

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The Never-Interesting Story

The Neverending Story 2: The Next Chapter – I’m a pretty big fan of the original Neverending Story movie, but for some reason I didn’t watch the sequel when it came out, even when my siblings rented the video. Maybe … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Draw a Crowd, Draw Dicks on a Wall

It’s been a while since I’ve done any album review posts. My lack of money and the shortage of new music from bands I like have both contributed to this. Here are three new ones I have listened to, though, … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Woman

A book I recently read, James Branch Cabell’s Jurgen, contains many references to deities from various cultures, some real and some apparently original with Cabell. One figure who interested me was Sereda, the personification of Wednesday, who restores Jurgen’s youth … Continue reading

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Smote Solutions

The Woman Who Died a Lot, by Jasper Fforde – While the sixth book in the Thursday Next series, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing, took place almost entirely in the BookWorld, this one is set in what passes for … Continue reading

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Self-Promotion in Oz

You may have noticed I haven’t been writing many Oz posts recently, because quite frankly (or should that be L. Frank-ly?) I’m pretty much out of ideas. I’m going back to the fabulous fairyland now, however, to promote a project … Continue reading

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A Monstrous Clever Fellow

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice, by James Branch Cabell – A humorous novel set at least partially in the land of Poictesme, location of many of Cabell’s stories. It’s officially located within France, but is frequently used as a satire … Continue reading

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I Am Bad, and That’s Good

Wreck-It Ralph – As someone who’s interested in video games and particularly their characters (hey, I have the complete series of Captain N on DVD), I guess it was pretty much a given that I’d enjoy this. The movie did … Continue reading

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