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  • Seeking Suggestions for Upcoming Beasts

    September 14, 2019 by

    Hi! I hope everyone had a great Friday the 13th. That may seem like a weird thing to wish someone, but before it was dedicated to Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th was dedicated to Venus and Freya, and it was considered lucky.¹ The Venus connection  means it was associated with love as well as death.… Read more

  • Behind the Lion Mask: 3 Sources for “The Lion King”

    September 1, 2019 by

    Half the fun of movies is talking about them afterwards, whether with family and friends or through online communities. I know I’m a little late to the conversation about Disney’s new remake of The Lion King, but I just had to respond to this surprising angle: criticizing the movie’s portrayal of lions. It wasn’t just… Read more

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