Monthly Archives: June 2015

Better Watch Out, You Bad Boys

The Angry Video Game Nerd recently did a review of the Darkwing Duck game for the TurboGrafx 16, which I do seem to recall hearing about when it was new, but very little about it since then. I guess that’s … Continue reading

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Hey Sexy Mama, Wanna Kill All Humans?

Avengers: Age of Ultron – I finally saw this movie on what I believe was its next-to-last day in the nearby theater. There are some pretty major spoilers in this post, but everyone else who wanted to see it probably … Continue reading

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Two (or More) Become One

One of the main complaints that fans of the Oz books seem to have about the MGM movie, aside from making Oz a dream, is that they combined two Good Witches into one character. Now, it makes a certain amount … Continue reading

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Fairyland Explorers Revisited

I’ve seen the comparison and contrast of Lewis Carroll’s Alice to L. Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale covered many times, on the Royal Blog of Oz, for instance. I believe Baum admitted to being inspired by Alice in creating his own … Continue reading

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In 1215 at Runnymede, Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah

Magna Carta is now 800 years old, but I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do to celebrate the birthday of a document. The main way academia seems to be calling attention to it is by destroying some of the … Continue reading

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All Gods Are Bastards

Here are some thoughts on a few books I’ve read recently. I’ve been patronizing the library quite a bit as of late, and their eBook system is pretty convenient. The thing I’m not keen on when it comes to their … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Body Splitters

One specific kind of aswang is the manananggal, a name that looks like a bunch of extra letters were added to it. More similar to the traditional vampire but with a twist, they’re usually female and can separate their upper … Continue reading

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Monster Jam

When I discuss mythological beings, I usually like to mention when they appear in video games, with the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy series being two of the main candidates. Then again, some of the video game monsters are true … Continue reading

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Fundamentalists on Fornication

This post on Slacktivist addresses some of the issues concerning the Duggars’ warped sense of morality, and that of fundamentalists in general. As another blogger puts it, fundamentalist sexual ethics can largely be summed up with two boxes, one for … Continue reading

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Arousing Advertising

It’s an old adage that sex sells, and we’ve been seeing examples of it for ages, some much more brazen than others. I’m sure you’ve all seen busty model Kate Upton advertising what appears to be another generic point-and-click phone … Continue reading

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