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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

The program books at the Winkie Convention/OzCon International, edited by David Maxine, have some pretty good essays and other material. My first contribution appeared in this year’s, which also included Robert Pattrick’s story about the Tin Woodman and Tin Soldier … Continue reading

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Every Disability Conceals a Vocation, Except the Ones That Don’t

While reading Ana Mardoll’s deconstruction of the Chronicles of Narnia, I came across this quote by a moderator who goes by Chris the Cynic, which I felt was worth sharing: During my insomnia last night I watched the movie Wreck … Continue reading

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Death by Common Household Item

I’ve looked before at the Wicked Witch of the West’s vulnerability to water, and mentioned how Ruth Plumly Thompson extended this weakness to dragons and ogres. It’s also the weakness of the aliens from Signs, prompting the frequently asked question … Continue reading

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