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Clash of Cultures

Immortal Longings of Oz, by Paul Dana – The adventures of Button-Bright and Ojo, who have obtained magic powers and use them to help people, continue with this trip to the Land of Ev. As this neighboring fairyland doesn’t share … 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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Fairyland Lost

Anyone who’s read the Oz books from The Emerald City of Oz on knows that residence in that fairyland grants certain magical effects, including a lack of aging unless you want to grow older, and presumably the inability to die … Continue reading

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I Wanted Eternal Youth, But Not THAT Much Youth!

I remembered having read this Oz story before, but I forgot where I’d seen it. It’s an interesting take on the issue of aging in Oz, which I’ve tackled in the past without any definite conclusions. L. Frank Baum says … Continue reading

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Church of the Assumption

I have to say I have trouble understanding arguments like these that totally misrepresent scientific theories. Sure, if you want to really simplify things, elements forged by stars eventually formed themselves into planets and other matter, which would include dinosaurs. … Continue reading

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Achieving Simmortality

I usually try to keep my Sims living as long as possible. I mean, I made the effort in creating them, after all. The Sims games all include ways to cheat death, although they’re not all equally effective. In the … Continue reading

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Give Me Resurrection or Give Me Death!

I’ve looked at the concept of gods dying and being resurrected before, and it really seems like there’s a tendency to ascribe more similarities to the various myths of the sort than there really are. It’s a common theme, but … Continue reading

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Splitting the Adam

There are quite a few things I don’t really get about the Adam and Eve story, but one that I thought of recently involves the notion of being fruitful and multiplying. Actually, this isn’t part of the same story, but … Continue reading

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I Am Become Death

I like to do a post around Halloween about horror or horror-adjacent movies I’ve watched, but since we still have out two Netflix we haven’t watched, you might have to wait until November for that. In the meantime, here are … Continue reading

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The Ozzing Dead

I’ve already written about the concept of death and afterlife in the Oz series and ghosts in Oz, but another theme I’ve seen occasionally in apocryphal Oz works is that of people coming to live in Oz when they die. … Continue reading

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