Monthly Archives: January 2021

Quests of Yore

Onward– This one was up my alley, as I tend to like fantasy and its accoutrements. It has an interesting premise, that a sword-and-sorcery kind of world developed modern technology and became one much like our own, except still inhabited … Continue reading

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The Luminary League

I said before that I wanted to discuss the party members in Dragon Quest XI, so I might as well do that now. DQ4 was the first in the series to flesh out the playable characters’ back stories and motivations, … Continue reading

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King Solomon’s Mines, Exit 75, I’m Still Alive

A Witch in Time, by Constance Sayers – This is another book I found at a discount from some promotion I don’t remember. It’s the story of Helen Lambert, a recently divorced woman who goes on a date with a … Continue reading

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Das Lied von der Erdrea

Dragon Quest XI – SPOILERS for the Nintendo Switch version – I’ve finally finished this, or at least defeated Calasmos; I know there’s technically more to do in the post-game. When I first discussed this game, I talked about some … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plane Sight

While Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz sets the stage for a sequel with the Wizard and Tin Woodman trying to retrieve the lost Ozpril, such a book was never published. As indicated in Michael Patrick Hearn’s afterword, Ruth Plumly … Continue reading

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Ticking Over

I’m still playing Dragon Quest XI. It’s a longer game than I realized, especially after beating the guy who’s initially identified as the main villain. But there was one aspect I wanted to discuss that I’m almost done with, the village … Continue reading

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It’s All About Soul

Soul – Pixar’s latest film is the first with a Black lead character, but far from the first that deals with metaphysical concepts and what makes life meaningful. Jamie Foxx voices Joe Gardner (hey, I know a guy online with … Continue reading

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Leaving on an Ozoplane

Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson – I can’t remember for sure why I wanted to give this one a reread, but it had been a while since I’d looked at it. It’s the last Oz … Continue reading

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Elemental Boogaloo

Frozen 2 – We watched this one last night, and it was a bit of a palate cleanser after hearing about fascists storming the Capitol all day. I’ve said before that I thought the original Frozen was a solid film, … Continue reading

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Birds in Perspex Come Alive

Writing about music is pretty difficult. Sometimes I just can’t describe what I like or dislike about something I’ve listened to, maybe partially because I’m just not that knowledgeable about music theory and terminology. It also generally takes several listens … Continue reading

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