Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hell on Wheels

Ixion, King of the Lapiths in Thessaly, was a pretty thoroughly bad guy. He married Dia, the daughter of Deioneus, who is sometimes called Eionenus. He refused to pay the customary bride-price, however, so Deioneus took some of his horses … Continue reading

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You Can’t Use Facts to Prove Anything That’s Even Remotely True

This National Geographic article on science denial brought up some points I consider on occasion. It’s strange how some aspects of science have become so political, with global warming and evolution especially being viewed as left-wing concerns. Oddly, the anti-vaccination … Continue reading

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Living La Vida Levana

Fairest, by Marissa Meyer – I’ve been enjoying the Lunar Chronicles series so far, and while I believe it was originally intended to be four books, this prequel actually came out before the fourth one. Unlike the others, I don’t … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Fair to Fairies

Fairies in the Zelda series are largely of the English variety of tiny people with wings and magical powers, but there are exceptions. The Great Fairies in Ocarina of Time can fly without wings and look kind of like drag … Continue reading

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A Few Bad Fairies

It’s been established that fairies in mythology and folklore can be either good or bad, and in fact are often amoral. In L. Frank Baum’s fantasy, however, fairies are pretty much always good. When he wrote about the Immortals in … Continue reading

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We Live in the City of Dreams

The Hidden History of Oz, Book Two: Crown of the Dreamer, by Tarl Telford – The second volume in this series continues the tale of how the Wizard had the Emerald City built and established his power in Oz. Glinda … Continue reading

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A Place for Those Who Love Their Poetry

Last night was the They Might Be Giants show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, which was pretty fun. What wasn’t fun was walking on the icy sidewalks to get there. They were even worse coming back. Also, I have … Continue reading

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An Auspicious Night for Stars

NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe, by Terence Dickinson – Stargazing is always something I thought I should get into, but never really did. I developed some interest in it around the same time I started reading Greek … Continue reading

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Fairy Scorned

Picture by Sara McMurray-Day How about some Irish mythology on this Saturday night? This time, our main subject is Etain, a fairy woman whose main trait seems to have been sex appeal. She was physically described as blonde-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned, … Continue reading

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The Hydratic Equation

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – While there’s always plenty of action and intrigue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, I feel that their main strength lies in the interaction between characters. Well, that and the visual effects, but those … Continue reading

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