Author Archives: Nathan

I Can’t Turn Off What Turns Me On

I don’t know why, but it’s become more difficult for me to review music as of late. Part of it is probably just that I don’t get a chance to listen as much as I used to, but I’ve had … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Centre

So, I saw the Justice League movie, but not THAT one. Instead, it was the animated one from 2008, Justice League: The New Frontier, which I put on our Netflix queue years ago. There were several DC animated movies, all … Continue reading

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Robbing Peach to Pay Pauline

Pauline was Mario’s first known love interest and damsel in distress, but he apparently dumped her when he had the chance to date royalty. Really, we don’t know what happened between them, but they seem to still be friends. Originally … Continue reading

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Yule Cat Strut

Today, we look at the true meaning of Christmas, by which I mean child-eating monsters. Krampus has become mainstream, but I only just learned about some of the ones from Iceland. There, the Yule season involves trolls, and not Treasure … Continue reading

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Christmas, Toys, and Oz

I might do a re-read of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus this year, seeing as how I have the new edition with Eric Shanower’s illustrations. I guess it depends on how soon I finish the library books I … Continue reading

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Saving the Nine Worlds Again

When I hear about a new book coming out by an author I like, I try to put a hold on it at the library. Recently, it seems like all my holds came in at once, and since they have … Continue reading

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Birdo Is the Wordo

Birdo, one of the Super Mario Bros. 2 mini-bosses, comes up online every once in a while. Drew Mackie, for instance, has addressed the character a few times. The fascination with the monster is largely due to his/her being transsexual. … Continue reading

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