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In the Company of Comics

Beth recently asked me why I’ve only recently started reading comics, and I guess it has something to do with enjoying the recent Marvel films. Yeah, I’m sort of jumping on the bandwagon, but there can be advantages to that. … Continue reading

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This Song Is Twice Occurred

Pixies, Trompe le Monde – For years, this was the Pixies’ last official studio album. That changed in 2014, but it still marks the end of an era. It largely returns to the louder, noisier sound of the band’s earlier … Continue reading

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I Have Seen the Face of God, and I Have Dearly Paid

The last proper studio album released by Frank Black with the Catholics was Show Me Your Tears from 2003. Released around when the artist was in the process of divorcing his first wife, the title allegedly coming from his therapist’s … Continue reading

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Earth to Erdrick

I’ve mentioned before how the world of Dragon Quest III is modeled on our own Earth, although there are some strange differences. One of them is the lost continent of Aliahan, although that presumably refers to legends of Atlantis and … Continue reading

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Who Has Seen the Wind?

In classical mythology, most natural phenomena were either personified themselves or seen as the tools of a deity, if not both. The winds were no exception, and in Greco-Roman mythology, there were four of them. I’m no meteorologist, but can’t … Continue reading

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The Ghostly Romance of Errol and Olivia

An interesting thing about Dragon Quest III (originally released as Dragon Warrior III here in the States, and that’s how I played it) is that its world is modeled on our own Earth. Yes, there are some significant differences, but … Continue reading

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Blonde Egyptians Have More Fun

Few historical figures remain as consistently popular as Cleopatra, the last autonomous monarch (i.e., pharaoh) of Egypt. There was even something about her on my McDonald’s tray this week. She was actually the seventh queen to bear that name, which … Continue reading

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