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Falling for the Fairy Fellowship

I’ve mentioned the fairyland on the other side of the world from Oz a few times, but since I’m planning on writing some fiction that takes place there, I might as well detail what we know about it. It first … Continue reading

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You Should Have Put a Ring on It

The Wizard of Oz has been said to be the ultimate chick flick, as it’s about two women fighting over shoes. But then, J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium is one where a lot of world conflicts arise from jewelry, so maybe that’s … Continue reading

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The Few, the Proud, the Geeky

This post on Tumblr about geekiness and gender roles has some good points, although I’m not sure I agree with all of it. I sometimes get confused by geeky people who marginalize others, with my reasoning being that they’ve generally … Continue reading

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Lost and Found Tech

The level of technology throughout the games in the Final Fantasy series vastly differs, from sword-and-sorcery worlds in the earlier ones to more modern levels in later installments. There are a few items all of them have in common, like … Continue reading

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From Carpenter to Creator

How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee, by Bart D. Erhman – Erhman, a scholar of early Christianity and a former fundamentalist who’s now an agnostic, has written several informative and enjoyable books on Biblical … Continue reading

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For I Am One Thousand Years Old

What’s generally considered the canonical Oz series starts with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and then continues to describe events that occurred after that story. There have been prequels written, but not until long afterwards, so most of the history … Continue reading

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Eye on the Ideal

The phrase “ship of fools” is pretty common, being the title of a few different books and songs, as well as a play that the Unabomber wrote while in prison. It originates, however, with Plato, who intended it as a … Continue reading

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Demon-stration

The Master Key: An Electrical Fairy Tale is not one of L. Frank Baum’s better known fantasies, and really there’s a reason for this, as it’s not one of his better works. That said, people do tend to like one … Continue reading

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Tell My Wife I Am Trolling Atlantis

Atlantis: The Lost Empire – This 2001 Disney release seems to be largely forgotten, perhaps due partially to the lack of songs (it’s actually the third of these animated films in a row not to be a musical) and cute … Continue reading

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All I Can See Is Ouroboros

I’m sure that, even if you don’t know the name, you’ve seen the image of the snake biting its own tail. It’s used a lot as a symbol for infinity and the cycle of death and rebirth, and it’s even … Continue reading

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