I must be really slow to the party in only having just discovered Neil Gaiman. I mean, of course I knew about him from Coraline (which I’d never read, nor had I seen the movie), but I downloaded an audio version of The Graveyard Book read by the author from Audible and haven’t looked back …

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This column primarily concerns itself with Fan Studies, however this month I thought I’d look at a question that often occurs within circles of Fan Studies as well as on a grander academic scale. This is the question of Genre and its place within the realm of Literature. This is an issue I’ll admit to …

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Hello again, Internet. Marion Hood here, courtesy of Danielle E. Shipley (a.k.a. my author, notwithstanding that it may be another year or two before the Outlaws of Avalon series she’s written me into hits the market), to further air my opinions on women-related whatsits (because I’m no longer in the Middle Ages, meaning a worldwide platform is …

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National Short Story Week starts November 17th to the 23rd in the UK with an aim to promote short stories, both the stories and the authors. In honor of the short story, I’m printing the classic Shirley Jackson’s, The Lottery in duplicate and leaving anonymous copies on my fellow cohorts work desks with glorious post-it notes exhorting the …

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In the post modern world, it is nearly impossible for creative artists not to consider the effects the medium of their work will have on the subject itself. As a painter, there are many points in my process when I step back and assess. Once a subject has evolved, I think about which tools to …

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Before I decided to write my first blog about D&D (which, in case you are wondering, I’ll be writing about again in future posts!), I at first immediately thought the following: “I’m going to write about Buffy the Vampire Slayer!!” Okay, not the most original idea. Buffy has been written about soooo much already. There …

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Almost all critics of fairy tales observe the ways in which children and adults can fit themselves into these tales to better make sense of their lives. Much of this criticism is indebted to Bruno Bettelheim, who in turn is indebted to Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. Bettelheim’s canonical work, the Uses of Enchantment (1976), …

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Sneaky VFX: Read the Flippin’ Manual I am white. I make drawings and stories. I get some of these published. I take up bandwidth. So, I try to make those drawings and stories reflect the people who are stuck looking at them. Continually I discover the areas in which I could be better at this, …

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I can positively hear the eye rolls. I mean who in the world hasn’t read The Giver? Nowadays, it’s required reading in almost every middle school across the country. Perhaps I’m generalizing by using my experience to color my impression of how popular this book is, but still. It’s The Giver.  So why am I reviewing it? Other than the …

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What an absolute treat it is to bring you an exclusive author interview with Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling Author of the Heir Chronicles and the Seven Realms series in the wake of the release of her new (and final) book in the Heir Chronicles series, The Sorcerer Heir! First, some info about …

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