Monthly Archives: February 2019

Don’t Be a Heel, Achilles

Glory of Heracles – Released for the DS in 2010 (2008 in Japan), this is actually the fifth game in a Japanese series (sixth counting a spin-off), but so far the only one to be translated into English. And I … Continue reading

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Quite a Descent

The Second Summoning, by Tanya Huff – The follow-up to Summon the Keeper further develops Claire Hansen and Dean McIsaac’s relationship and its initial difficulties inasmuch as it’s someone magical and has a lot of responsibilities with a more normal … Continue reading

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How the South Went South

Gone with the Wind – This was the first time I’d seen this film, which was released in the same year as The Wizard of Oz, by the same studio with the same director. It’s definitely a well-made movie, and … Continue reading

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Disney, My Head Is Spinning

This time, I’m reviewing some more collections of Disney comics. Donald Duck: The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama, by Carl Barks – One of the better stories begins with the bizarre premise that canner P.J. McBrine is trying to ruin … Continue reading

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Crazy Celtic Cruises

A common theme in mythology and related fiction is that of the sea voyage that includes a visit to a bunch of weird islands with bizarre people and creatures. This sort of thing can also happen in stories of overland … Continue reading

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A Swarm of What-Will-Bes

Neil Innes and Fatso, Farewell Posterity Tour – Recorded during a reunion tour with his band from Rutland Weekend Television, this is an eclectic mix of material. It includes some comedy bits, like “Testing 1, 2” with its number puns, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Hell Hotel

Aerie, by Maria Dahvana Headley – The follow-up to Magonia takes place a year later, with Aza and Jason still a couple. He’s been hiding a secret from her, though, that a secret government agency monitoring Magonia is forcing him … Continue reading

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