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Sorry, I Was Creating the Milky Way

The name “Milky Way” comes from the appearance of a band of stars and other celestial objects visible in the sky at certain times. It’s actually a view of the galactic plane from the outer spiral arm on which Earth … Continue reading

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More Moon Men

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin – I remember being drawn to this book on a library shelf, but not checking it out because I already had several books checked out. More recently, Amy mentioned it in … Continue reading

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A Jaded Monarch

The Jade Emperor is a significant character in Journey to the West, in which Sun Wukong challenges his rule over the universe for no real reason other than because he wanted recognition. He’s more or less the head of the … Continue reading

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Taking It to the Streets

While I’ve written quite a bit about video games from my youth, I haven’t said all that much about one of the biggest hits of the early nineties, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. A one-on-one fighting game that inspired … Continue reading

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Whether Balrogs Have Wings

I thought the Balrogs from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien might be an interesting subject for a post, and I actually found out something kind of amusing when looking up the topic. People who have read or seen the movies … Continue reading

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Zim City

Today’s Oz character is a star in Melody Grandy’s Seven Blue Mountains of Oz trilogy. There are spoilers for these books in the post, and I would definitely recommend reading them if you haven’t yet. They really are good books, … Continue reading

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