• Separated at birth?

    by  • February 3, 2008 • 0 Comments

    In light of this recent unfortunate news story , it’s important that we root out and record all instances of twins raised apart. I therefore put to you the case of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore and Willy Wonka.  

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    God is not great, but Mad Dukes definitely are

    by  • January 27, 2008 • 0 Comments

    Am I a bad person for loving these LJ communities? Probably, but when did that ever stop me before?   So, remember a while back I was talking about Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint? Well, you should definitely run out and get a copy of it. Because, if you don’t, you won’t enjoy the sequel, The...

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    We Meet Again!

    by  • January 13, 2008 • 0 Comments

    You know why I’d make an awful evil villain? Because, when I get really angry, I start to cry and shake. What an awful climactic confrontation scene that would be: imagine, Harry Potter flings off his Invisibility Cloak – Indiana Jones swings down from above and lands between me and the Ark of the...

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    Happy New Year!

    by  • December 31, 2007 • 4 Comments

    Happy New Year, everyone! No matter what your religion, ethnicity, or creed, I think we can all agree that, according to the Gregorian calendar used by the majority of the world, the arbitrary time at which one year segues into another is rapidly approaching. So enjoy it! Because this is my vacation, I don’t...

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    On Fanfiction I

    by  • December 23, 2007 • 0 Comments

    To those who celebrate Christmas: merry Christmas! To those who celebrate another holiday: hope you get whatever you want to get out of your observance! To those who celebrate nothing: want to come to the movies with me? So what is fanfiction, anyway?

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    Deeply Disappointing Dexter?

    by  • December 16, 2007 • 0 Comments

    Don’t Jeff Lindsay’s “Dexter” titles remind you of those adult-movie-style titles like “Debbie Does Dallas”? No? Anyhow, I finally got my hands on a copy of the third book in the Dexter series, Dexter in the Dark. I read it all in one afternoon; coincidentally, I had my very first coffee latte ever at...

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    Hooray for Chanukah!

    by  • December 9, 2007 • 2 Comments

    That is the title of the Paul Zim cassette tape my family plays every Chanukah. If you are not Jewish (or if you are Jewish but aren’t a dork), you are probably wondering who the heck Paul Zim is. That is what Google is for. The thing about Chanukah is it doesn’t have pretty...

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    The Worst Pies in London

    by  • December 2, 2007 • 0 Comments

    Forget the movie. Go see the North American touring production of Sweeney Todd. It’s on at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto for eight more days – until December 9th. As Mrs. Lovett’s unsuspecting customers would say, “God, that’s good!”

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