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The Gods Must Be Choosy

Paul Dana suggested a few weeks ago that I should look into the concept of chosen people in religion, and how common that was. Nowadays, it’s mostly used to refer to the Jewish people, or sometimes to other religions that … Continue reading

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Fact Within Fiction

It’s a strange thing to me that a world presented in a work of fiction can be basically just like ours, except without that work, and often related ones, existing in it, even if it’s very popular in the real … Continue reading

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Kiss of the Spider Woman

Picture by Susan Seddon Boulet One of the mythical Navajo beings who plays a part in Rebecca Roanhorse’s Race to the Sun is Spider Woman, and there is a mention of Peter Parker in this context. Spider-Woman in Marvel Comics is … Continue reading

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The Most Horrific Time of the Year

Here are some thoughts on the horror and horror-adjacent movies that Beth and I watched this month. Halloween in a Box – This documentary is about the cheap costumes that came in what looked like pie boxes, made by Ben … Continue reading

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America’s Ass

Avengers: Endgame – SPOILERS! I AM TOTALLY SPOILING THE ENDGAME HERE! The long-awaited follow-up to last year’s Infinity War ties up the loose ends from that one, and provides closure for some aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s about … Continue reading

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Walking Into Spider Webs

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – SPOILER-SENSE IS TINGLING! Spidey has had a long and varied film career in the past two decades, and this new film is an animated one featuring several different versions of the character, based on a … Continue reading

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Spidey, I’m Coming Home

Spider-Man: Homecoming – This was the only movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe I hadn’t yet seen. I saw all three of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, and didn’t really have any interest in the Andrew Garfield ones, although I … Continue reading

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Mr. Ditko Was Right (Wing)

As you’ve probably heard, Steve Ditko, comic artist and co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, was recently found dead at the age of ninety. I’m not that familiar with his work, but I have read some classic Spidey and Strange … Continue reading

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See How the Other Half Live

Avengers: Infinity War – I actually saw this in its first week out, which is rare for me. I know a lot of people haven’t seen it and are going to want to, so I’ll warn you now that there … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Centre

So, I saw the Justice League movie, but not THAT one. Instead, it was the animated one from 2008, Justice League: The New Frontier, which I put on our Netflix queue years ago. There were several DC animated movies, all … Continue reading

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