Category Archives: Dreams

Who You Gonna Quell?

Zhong Kui, known as the Demon Queller, is a popular figure in Chinese folklore, and a very popular subject in art. Indeed, when I searched for information on him, most of the links were to paintings, and many others to … Continue reading

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Oz Above, So Below

Although not in the book, MGM’s idea to have counterparts for all the main Oz characters in Kansas was popular enough to feature in pretty much every other major Oz film. Something interesting that I heard in the Hungry Reader’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Hate, Annotate

When I was growing up, my grandmother had a copy of The Annotated Alice, with annotations by Martin Gardner. I found it incredibly fascinating, and I later read his Annotated Hunting of the Snark as well. I don’t think I’d … Continue reading

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Nonsense That Makes Sense

This Tor article presented the idea of mapping fantasy lands along two axes, nonsense vs. logic and virtue vs. wickedness. Obviously there’s a lot of opinion involved here, but the first thing I thought was kind of weird was Neverland … Continue reading

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I’m Like a Bird

I Am Big Bird – A documentary about Caroll Spinney, the guy who’s been performing as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the beginning of Sesame Street back in 1969. While it’s really cool that he’s still doing this, … Continue reading

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The Darlings of Slumberland

With the new Little Nemo comic series by Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Nelson Daniel now in its third issue, I thought checking out the history of this franchise might not be amiss. I believe I first heard of Little … Continue reading

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A Miracle of Rare Device

As I mentioned in my post on the book, the Ancient Mariner from The Pearl and the Pumpkin was originally a character from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In the story, it’s the schoolmaster who … Continue reading

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