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Unnatural Creations

Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales, translated by Sibelan Forrester – This volume collects a number of stories involving the infamous Russian witch, as well as some analysis of her character. It’s a bit … Continue reading

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Psynergy Star Compliant

I started playing the original Golden Sun for Game Boy Advance recently, and I have to say it’s really full of chit-chat so far. I don’t have a problem with dialogue-heavy games, but something about the pacing and the fact … Continue reading

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Birds of an Element

The Thunderbird and Firebird are probably best known today as types of cars, but both have their origins in folklore and mythology. I tend to pair them mentally, despite the fact that they come from myths originating in totally different … Continue reading

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Vasilisa’s Venture

Those of you who know me might be aware of how I tend to be in the middle of several books at a time. I recently finished Diane Wynne Jones’s House of Many Ways (the review should be coming soon), … Continue reading

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