Monthly Archives: August 2014

I Am Groot

Guardians of the Galaxy – While I’ve never been someone who followed comics, there have been some pretty good comic-based movies released recently, and I tend to be on the hunt for more. When I found this one featured a … Continue reading

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Flying Down to Sanrio

What, Hello Kitty isn’t a cat? Instead, she’s a little English girl who looks like a cat. I have to wonder what kind of interbreeding went on in her family. Actually, according to the Wikipedia article, a Sanrio spokesperson later … Continue reading

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Willy-Nilly Silly Old Bear

Winnie the Pooh – Looking at the list, I think I might have gotten the order a bit mixed up. I thought for sure this came out before Tangled, but I guess not. Oh, well. The Bear of Very Little … Continue reading

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I’ll Drink to That

It might be interesting to make a list of all the food and drink in which characters in the Oz books partake, but I’m not going to do that just now. I do, however, want to mention a few drinks … Continue reading

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What Oz, What Was, and What Could Have Been

Was, by Geoff Ryman – My friend Tavie lent me this book because of the Oz connection. It’s weird how she’ll read books related to Oz, but not the actual Oz books. Anyway, in one of the first issues of … Continue reading

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The Monk and the Monkey

Journey to the West, by Wu Cheng’en, translated and edited by Anthony C. Yu – This classic of Chinese literature, first published in the sixteenth century, is quite loosely based on the real-life pilgrimage of the seventh-century Buddhist monk Xuanzang … Continue reading

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Better Shredder Than Deader

No, I haven’t seen the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. There’s part of me that wants to, but I think I can wait for the video release. It doesn’t look that good, and while it might well not be … Continue reading

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Music Hath Charms to Soothe the Savage Dragon

Since I’ve had magical flutes and whistles on my mind recently, I thought of how there were several in the Dragon Quest series. The very first game has the Fairy Flute, called the Pixie Flute in the Game Boy version, … Continue reading

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All Ozma’s Parties

It may seem a bit odd to wish a happy birthday to a fictional character, but I’ve seen people do it for Harry Potter and Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, so why not? According to The Road to Oz, today is … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Whistles of Oz

I mentioned in my post on the warp whistles in Super Mario Bros. 3 that there were some magic whistles in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, although as far as I know none of them summoned the tornado. One is … Continue reading

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