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All in How You Spell ‘Em

I saw something recently about the difference between the words “fairy” and “faerie.” Really, there’s no difference; the latter is just an archaic spelling. The word comes from the French for “fate,” and therefore “enchantment”; and was applied to many different … Continue reading

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Right Off the Bat

When I played the first Dragon Quest, then called Dragon Warrior, I had a strategy guide from Nintendo Power that described Drakees as flying baby dragons.  This was interesting to me, as it gave a bit of a hint into … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Dragon Quest, Dreams, Etymology, L. Frank Baum, Mario, Mega Man, Monsters, Onyx Madden/Jim Nitch, Oz, Oz Authors, Pokémon, Video Games, Zelda | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Theater of the Oblivious

Dark Horse – This movie is awkward and uncomfortable, but I guess that’s pretty much always the case with Todd Solondz’ work. It focuses on a pathetic man-child who lives with his wealthy parents, played by Christopher Walken and Mia … Continue reading

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There’s Only Three Real Monsters

Son of Kong – Released only nine months after the original King Kong, this does a bit to explain the aftermath of the first movie, in which Carl Denham brings a giant ape out of his natural habitat to New … Continue reading

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Ostriches and Old Ones and Vampires, Oh My!

I’ve read a few new-to-me Oz books recently, and I’d like to share my thoughts on them. There are potential SPOILERS for all of them. The Rubber Ostriches of Oz, by Marin Xiques and Chris Dulabone – Greg Hunter’s “Unc … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Characters, Chris Dulabone, Comics, Eric Shanower, History, Humor, L. Frank Baum, Magic, Marin Elizabeth Xiques, Monsters, Oz, Oz Authors, Phyllis Ann Karr, Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Far and Few

When I posted about Edward Lear’s Jumblies, I received a comment from Ceridwen Silverhart mentioning Jumbies, creatures from Caribbean folklore. They’re basically evil spirits, and the name varies from one place to another. It’s sometimes spelled as “Jumbies” and other … Continue reading

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Whether Nero to Me or Far

An Excess of Enchantments, by Craig Shaw Gardner – The second book in the Ballad of Wuntvor trilogy, there just wasn’t as much to this one as to earlier volumes. Pretty much the whole thing was based around Mother Duck’s … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Art, Authors, Book Reviews, Characters, craig shaw gardner, Fairy Tales, Greek Mythology, History, Humor, Magic, Mana/Seiken Densetsu, Monsters, Mythology, Oz, Oz Authors, Rick Riordan, Roman, Roman Empire, Ruth Plumly Thompson, seanan mcguire, Trials of Apollo, Video Games, Wayward Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Down for the Count

Herein lie film and television reviews, with SPOILERS. Dracula – I’d read the novel before, and it was soon made into a stage play, with the movie largely recreating that. The play and film codified a lot of the mythology … Continue reading

Posted in Families, Magic, Monsters, Mythology, Relationships, Star Wars, Television, Toys, VoVat Goes to the Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Do Not Be Alarmed, We Are Only Little Children

Silver Bullet – Based on a Stephen King novella with a different name, this stars Corey Haim as a paraplegic kid who rides around in a motorized wheelchair called, appropriately, the Silver Bullet. He comes to realize that the murders … Continue reading

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Puppets Gonna Fuck You Up

Here are our latest Halloween-related viewings. Two of them involve puppets! Eli Roth’s History of Horror – I can’t say I’ve ever been fond of Roth as a filmmaker, but he does have a lot of knowledge on the subject, … Continue reading

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