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The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

Frozen – This was the highest-grossing animated film of all time, but Beth and I didn’t get around to watching it until last night.  The idea was originally to make a movie based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” … Continue reading

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Quester’s References

Anyone who’s played the Dragon Quest games (or just about any fantasy role-playing games, really) knows that there are a lot of references in them to classical mythology and the like. While playing through Dragon Quest VI, I came across … Continue reading

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The Way of the White Witch

You know you have to be a pretty significant villain when you manage to rule a country for a century and only die when Jesus in the form of a lion kills you, but not until after you’ve killed him. … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Snow Queen

Illustration by Vadyslav Yerko Despite the title, this rather long fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen’s (well, long for him, anyway) does not really feature the Snow Queen herself all that prominently. She’s more in the background than active throughout … Continue reading

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The Lady of Winter

When I was looking up goddesses involved with justice, I came across a reference to Skadi, who was regarded as the Norse goddess of justice, as well as revenge. Neither one was her primary function, however. She was mostly known … Continue reading

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H.C. Andersen 360

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, annotated by Maria Tatar – This book, with notes by the same person who did The Annotated Brothers Grimm, was a gift from Tavie. I’d read some of Andersen’s stories before, but many of them … Continue reading

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