Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 79,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Mission: Imp Ossible

Growing up with various fantasy universes in books, video games, and other media, I frequently came across names of magical beings that weren’t always consistently defined. I’ve already discussed many of these, but as of yet I haven’t said a … Continue reading

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Stark Contrast

Iron Man 2 – I’m trying to get caught up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is a little confusing as there were two Hulk movies made within five years of each other, one of which counts and one doesn’t. … Continue reading

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On Darkest Thulcandra, in Deepest Heaven

I have a complicated relationship with C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia were significant reading in my formative years; and even though I don’t share his Christian belief, most of what I’ve heard from him presents Christianity in a way … Continue reading

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Matriarchy on My Mind

It seems to me like, ever since Men’s Rights Activists were revealed to be an actual thing, I’ve seen frequent accusations of people being MRAs. The way I see it, you can be misogynistic without being an MRA. That particular … Continue reading

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Chaldean Time in Motion

The Islands of Chaldea, by Diana Wynne and Ursula Jones – Diana was working on this book when she died, and left no notes as to how the plot would wrap up. Her sister Ursula finished it, and readers have … Continue reading

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Shake Your Mogwai Maker

There are several horror movies with Christmas themes, but Gremlins might be the only Christmas horror comedy with cute puppets. Well, maybe not, but it’s certainly the most famous. While it came out in my childhood, I didn’t watch it … Continue reading

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