Category Archives: William Shakespeare

$ave! $ave! $ave!

Maybe it’s because of role-playing video games where you have to buy a bunch of stuff for your quest, but I tend to associate fantasy lands with wandering merchants. That sounds so much classier than traveling salesmen, even though I … Continue reading

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A Foray Into Animated Enchantresses

A few days ago, Tavie brought up how both Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons have witches named Witch Hazel, both voiced by June Foray, and said I should write a post about that. From the brief research I did, it … Continue reading

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Always Going Forward, ‘Cause We Can’t Find Reverse

My re-watch of the Star Trek movies has reached the end of the films starring the original cast. I’d seen these two before, but only once each a long time ago. For the most part, I think I have to … Continue reading

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I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said

One topic that comes up fairly enough is that of quotations that everyone knows, but are wrong in some way. They might be misattributed, or they might be somewhat off. The other day, Beth was reading a Cracked article recently … Continue reading

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What’s a Pound of Flesh Among Friends?

The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore – Moore’s latest novel is a follow-up to his earlier Fool, a take on Shakespeare’s King Lear. This one combines elements of two plays, The Merchant of Venice and Othello, both of which … Continue reading

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How Do You Make a King Lear?

Fool, by Christopher Moore – This is basically a comic retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear from the point of view of the Fool, whom Moore names Pocket. I hadn’t actually read Lear before, so I did in preparation for the … Continue reading

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