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That’s So Raven

I’m sure you all know I’m a fan of both Oz and mythology, and I’ve noticed that some writers of apocryphal Oz stories like to combine the two. There’s a fair amount of objection whenever this sort of thing comes … Continue reading

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Oh, Baby, Baby, It’s a Wild Hunt

I was thinking of addressing some Germanic mythology today, and looked at the introduction that the Brothers Grimm wrote for their fairy tale collection for possible inspiration. It turns out that I already discussed several of the mythological figures mentioned … Continue reading

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Pardon Me Boy, Is This the Chattanooga Chocobo?

I’ve already talked about Chocobos, the giant birds that are used as transportation in the Final Fantasy games, in several entries, most notably this one. Having examined the entries on Chocobos on Wikipedia and the Final Fantasy Wiki, however, I’d … Continue reading

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