Category Archives: Animals

Umbo the Flying Elephant

The Umbrellaphant in Oz, by Carol P. Silva and Marin Elizabeth Xiques – This tale follows up on Captain Salt in Oz, and in fact the first two chapters are slightly rewritten excerpts from that book. Marcus Mebes’ Royal Explorers … Continue reading

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Worm Your Way

Looking into mythology and fiction involving giant worms is a little tricky because it seems like a lot of early societies thought worms and snakes were variations on the same thing. I guess they didn’t want to investigate all that … Continue reading

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No Ordinary Rabbits

I don’t know if anyone was at all interested in last week’s post on rabbits in the Super Mario series, and Easter is over now, but I’m going to do a follow-up about rabbits in other games anyway. I’ve already … Continue reading

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If Called by a Panther, Don’t Anther

Black Panther – I finally saw this yesterday, which is probably good as the theaters have to make room for the next Marvel movie. This was an important cultural landmark, as it had a black director and majority black cast, … Continue reading

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I Got Bunny Moves

Picture by Ronnie J. Smith Am I the only one who thought it was strange that the first two Mario games released for the Nintendo Switch had rabbit characters playing a prominent role? And not just any rabbits, but ones … Continue reading

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Lord, Protect This Balloon House and All Who Dwell Within the Balloon House

Up – It’s interesting that, at least in my own fairly insignificant experience, it seems like people only really talk about the very beginning of this movie. It makes sense, as it’s a very emotional start, but there IS a … Continue reading

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Son of a Peach!

I was watching a video about the possible mythological origins of Princess Peach in the Mario series, and it mentioned the story of Momotaro. I don’t think I’d ever heard of it before, although it had elements that appeared in … Continue reading

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