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Sidhe Bop

I’ve been reading a lot recently, but a bit sporadically. There are some library books I want to finish before starting on anything I own. I’m pretty anxious to read more of The Lost Tales of Oz, but I kind … 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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Friends in Grindylow Places

You might remember the Grindylows from their appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in which they lived in the lake at Hogwarts. They are an actual sort of creature from English folklore, being particularly associated with Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Etymology in Oz

I bought a few old Baum Bugle issues at OzCon in Portland, and they have some interesting content. There was apparently a sometime recurring feature called “Footnotes to Oz” that explained names in the Oz series, written by Jerry Tobias. … Continue reading

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That’s My Spot

As you may well know, the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit had a completely armored body except for one spot. Bilbo Baggins found out about this weak spot, and a thrush brought the news to a man named Bard, who … Continue reading

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A Smithering Smith

I’d heard good things about the Fables comic series, so I checked out the first volume from the library. The one I found was a deluxe edition including the first ten issues, and hence the Legends in Exile and Animal … Continue reading

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Gotta Have My Bops

Ditty Bops, Love Letters – Some bands become more mainstream as time goes on, but that can’t be said of the Ditty Bops, who just seem to get more and more twee and cutesy with each new album. I support … Continue reading

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