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A Dictionary of Ozian Marriage

There was a discussion on marriages in Oz at this year’s OzCon International, partially inspired by how The Tin Woodman of Oz includes two seemingly bad marriages. Mrs. Yoop is glad her brutal, uncouth husband, who used to kick her … Continue reading

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Not All Scumbags Are the Same

As of late, it seems like every celebrity or politician is turning out to be creepy and abusive. I’m glad people are speaking up about it, but it just appears disturbingly common. I’m sure part of it is due to … Continue reading

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I’m Insanely Jealous of the People That Aren’t Me

I am by no means an expert on relationships. I’ve only ever dated one person, and I’m the only person she’s dated as well. I have done and still do a lot of things wrong. That said, there are still … Continue reading

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Changing the Baby

Changelings were once a fairly common part of European folklore, and are still pretty widely known, even if not that many people actually believe in them anymore.  Basically, a changeling was a child that a fairy or troll would leave … Continue reading

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Porn for Prudes

I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey, but I’ve seen some pretty thorough summaries, and I do indeed think it normalizes abuse, at least when a rich guy who’s supposed to be attractive is the one doing the abusing. I’ve … Continue reading

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Brainwashing Your Sins Away

Kidnapped for Christ – We watched this documentary last night mostly because Beth was struck by the title while browsing the premium channel listings. The cable package we got allows us to get those channels for a limited period of … Continue reading

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Pulling the Shades

No, I haven’t read any of the Fifty Shades of Grey books. (Is anyone surprised?) I have, however, read this series of in-depth reviews (it’s currently complete up through Chapter 14 of the last book, but not all the links … Continue reading

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