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Nibbles of Nibelungs

Although I’ve been interested in classical mythology for most of my life, it was really Final Fantasy VI that made me want to check out the Teutonic hero Siegfried, a mysterious character in the game possibly intended to be the … Continue reading

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Just Gonna Stand There and Watch Asgard Burn

Thor: Ragnarok – I’ve been looking forward to this one, especially since seeing the trailer where Thor calls the Hulk “a friend from work.” So many trailers are awful, but this one worked. The Thor films feel genuinely epic, combining … Continue reading

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I Want to Ragnarok All Night

I just recently finished reading the Eternals Saga from Marvel’s The Mighty Thor, which originally ran from 1979 through 1980. Comics Recommended gives a good overview of the saga in three parts, but I’m going to say a bit about … Continue reading

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Grazin’ in the Glass

An Oz story I’m working on was inspired partially by a hypothetical beginning of an Oz book that Ruth Plumly Thompson described in an interview reproduced in a Baum Bugle from the 1990s. It refers to a daughter of the … Continue reading

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Norse Code

Eight Days of Luke, by Diana Wynne Jones – This story follows the pattern we often see in Jones’s books, starting with a mundane premise and bringing the magical world into play gradually. This time, the old Norse gods are … Continue reading

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The Ragnar Rag

One of the characters you play in Dragon Quest IV is a knight named Ragnar, and this is also one of the default names for a soldier in Dragon Quest III. And in HeroQuest, one of the quests in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Sleep in the Ring of Fire

Brunhilda is a figure from Norse myths and legends who has somehow come into popular culture as a really fat woman. In fact, thanks to Wagner, she IS the singing fat lady of the saying. And while I certainly don’t … Continue reading

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