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In Memoriam: Terry Pratchett

One of my favorite writers died today at the age of sixty-six. I can’t recall exactly how I got interested in Pratchett’s work, but I think part of it was due to the fact that he occasionally referenced my favorite … Continue reading

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Hope Is the Snake with Feathers

While it’s a little difficult to tell for sure, as Google sometimes refuses to turn up posts that I know I made and the LiveJournal search function is worthless, I don’t think I’ve ever actually devoted a post to Quetzalcoatl … Continue reading

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Magic Genes

I mentioned in my last post how the manifestation of the Force through midichlorians in Jedi blood, thereby giving a biological component to magical and spiritual power, was sort of elitist. That got me thinking about the connection between magic … Continue reading

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It’s All Ephebian to Me

In the Discworld books, most languages are basically the same as ones on Earth, with Morporkian being the equivalent of English. Others are parodies or combinations of real languages, like Latatian being bad Latin and Agatean having both Chinese and … Continue reading

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The Virgin and the Houri

It’s a popular notion these days that Islamic terrorists believe they’ll be rewarded with seventy-two virgins in Paradise. Why seventy-two? There’s somewhat of a justification for this, but as usual the meme only tells part of the story. The Quran … Continue reading

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Unicorn on the Cob

The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle – I had previously seen the movie in Josh‘s room in college. I enjoyed it, but what I particularly remember are some stories people had about it. One of my classmates had seen … Continue reading

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Octarine Dreams

Last night, I watched the television adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s The Color of Magic, starring Sir David Jason as Rincewind. He’s apparently a big television star in the United Kingdom, which I suppose explains why they keep miscasting him in … Continue reading

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