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The Roots of Language in Oz

My recent post on language in the Oz books has led to some interesting discussion on this topic. Many of the names of native Ozites are either descriptive of the characters or puns, if not both. There are also frequently … Continue reading

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Bless My Soul, Herc Was on a Roll

We now take a look at Disney’s Hercules. The two previous animated features, while they did contain some humor, tackled some pretty serious issues. This one, on the other hand, is wacky all the way through. It’s not a total … Continue reading

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Simerican Gothic

I find it interesting that the Sims creators have some notion of ongoing storylines for the pre-made characters, particularly the Goth family. In the original Sims, Mortimer Goth, his wife Bella, and their daughter Cassandra automatically share the neighborhood with … Continue reading

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The Flying Avengers of the Greco-Roman World

Greco-Roman mythology is full of trios of scary women. I’m not sure how that meme got started, but you have the Gorgons, the Graeae, and the Fates. Another three dangerous females are the Furies, the Latin name for the Erinyes … Continue reading

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