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Companimals

Animal companions are a recurring theme in the Oz books, starting with Dorothy’s dog Toto. Kids reading the books were likely used to pets, so it makes sense. Since animals talk in Oz, however, some animal characters are more equal … Continue reading

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No Talking, Just Animals

At the most recent OzCon International, I was on a panel about animals in Oz, discussing, among other things, whether they have the same rights as humans. It went off track a few times, but some interesting topics came up. … Continue reading

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Black Dogs Matter

From looking up the Barghest, a mythical black dog that made an appearance in Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series, I found that there are a whole lot of ghostly black dogs in the folklore of the British Isles, as well … Continue reading

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Rhapthorne Session

I’ve tried several times, but still haven’t managed to beat Rhapthorne, the final boss in Dragon Quest VIII. At least I’m pretty sure this is the final battle (not counting post-game bonus content); I already beat him once in the … Continue reading

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Toys Are Only Human After All

Toy Story 3 – The most disturbing entry so far in this franchise was originally intended to serve as a finale, but now they’re making a fourth one. Anyway, this starts out years after the last one, when Andy, who … Continue reading

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Food and Cheer Over Hoarded Gold

I saw two old animated specials last night that were quite different, although I guess you could say that Garfield and Bilbo Baggins both have a similar desire for food and comfort. Garfield: His 9 Lives – This 1988 special, … Continue reading

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Lord, Protect This Balloon House and All Who Dwell Within the Balloon House

Up – It’s interesting that, at least in my own fairly insignificant experience, it seems like people only really talk about the very beginning of this movie. It makes sense, as it’s a very emotional start, but there IS a … Continue reading

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