Tag Archives: peter pan

Nonsense That Makes Sense

This Tor article presented the idea of mapping fantasy lands along two axes, nonsense vs. logic and virtue vs. wickedness. Obviously there’s a lot of opinion involved here, but the first thing I thought was kind of weird was Neverland … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, C.S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia, Discworld, Douglas Adams, Dreams, Fairy Tales, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Humor, Jack Snow, John R. Neill, L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, Magic, Oz, Oz Authors, Religion, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Terry Pratchett | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

You’re a Crook, Captain Hook

The Annotated Peter Pan – I had read the book before without the annotations, but apparently didn’t have much to say about it. The annotated version, with notes by Maria Tatar, gives more details on how James Barrie developed the … Continue reading

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Know Your Gnomes

I’ve been looking into the portrayal of various mythical peoples in works of fiction, and it seems to me that some are much better defined than others. I asked earlier today on Twitter and Facebook what people thought of when … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, British, C.S. Lewis, Characters, Chronicles of Narnia, Fairy Tales, Games, J.R.R. Tolkien, L. Frank Baum, Monsters, Mythology, Norse, Oz, Oz Authors, Piers Anthony, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Xanth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Just Another Day in Fairyland

The three books I’m reviewing this time all have to do with magical lands I’ve read about before. Board Stiff, by Piers Anthony – There’s really nothing new in this latest installment in the Xanth series, but hey, I’m a … Continue reading

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Pan Theism

I’ve been planning for a little while to write a post on the association of Satan with goats, and the god Pan plays pretty heavily into this. Before I get to that, though, I think Pan deserves his own post, … Continue reading

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Pan-demonium

I had actually never seen the Disney version of Peter Pan before, although I had read the book and seen the teleplay with Mary Martin as Peter. Now that I’ve seen it, I have to say that I was surprised … Continue reading

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