Monthly Archives: July 2013

Twinking with Tom

The outcry regarding Andrew Garfield’s comment that he’d be interested in seeing Spider-Man with a boyfriend made me think of some comments I saw back on the old Ozzy Digest, which I think actually predated my joining the mailing list. … Continue reading

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When You’re a Superhero, It Don’t Matter If You’re Black or White

This post on Tumblr, about the racism thrown at Donald Glover when he wanted to audition for the role of Spider-Man, made me think of a topic I’d been wanting to discuss. Whenever a non-white actor plays a character traditionally … Continue reading

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The Little Maiden of the Sea

Ponyo – Originally known in Japanese as Gake no ue no Ponyo (literally “Ponyo on the Cliff”), this was a 2009 release from Studio Ghibli. Partially inspired by The Little Mermaid (both the original Andersen story and the Disney film), … Continue reading

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It Might Explain Nostradamus

Nostradamus: The Illustrated Prophecies, edited by Peter Lemesurier – As you may recall, I did a bit of online research on Nostradamus for a post about two months ago, and I came across quite a few pages by Lemesurier. He’s … Continue reading

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Look Out, There’s a Monster Coming

I read a post today about random encounters in role-playing video games, and I agree that they can be pretty annoying. It actually works both ways, too. Not only do enemies tend to randomly show up at the least opportune … Continue reading

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Who Gets Stuck with All the Bad Luck?

Donald Duck: A Christmas for Shacktown, by Carl Barks – This is the third volume published in Fantagraphics’ reprints of Barks’s comics, but it’ll be the eleventh in the entire series, if all goes according to plan. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Cereal Offenders

The Internet has had a lot of talk about cereal commercial mascots, but I figured I might as well add my voice to the hubbub. I never was big on this sort of dry cereal myself, partially because my parents … Continue reading

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