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Ship of Fools

I can’t say I’ve ever really had the urge to “ship” characters (meaning to favor two fictional characters hooking up for romance and/or sex) that a lot of fans have. People can get quite adamant about such things, to the … Continue reading

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Sex and Violence Have Never Been More Boring

Just like how Mystery Science Theatre 3000 made some B-movies easier to watch, some books are better experienced through the filter of somebody making fun of them. I had previously read some of Jenny Trout’s commentaries on the Fifty Shades … 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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Pulling the Shades

No, I haven’t read any of the Fifty Shades of Grey books. (Is anyone surprised?) I have, however, read this series of in-depth reviews (it’s currently complete up through Chapter 14 of the last book, but not all the links … Continue reading

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Paranormal Romantic Fool

With the new Twilight movie having come out today, MSNBC provides a possible reason for why some people just don’t like the series, which is that some people don’t enjoy fantasy. This is true as far as it goes, and … Continue reading

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You’re Everything a Big Bad Wolf Could Want

I doubt I’ll be seeing the upcoming Little Red Riding Hood movie, despite the general cuteness of Amanda Seyfried. The idea of making the classic fairy tale into a thriller is an interesting one, but I’m not sure I trust … Continue reading

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