Monthly Archives: September 2014

Rainbow Rocks is actually pretty good

I meant to write something about My Little Pony: Equestria Girls about a year ago, but never got around to it. So here it is: the idea of setting the first Generation 4 movie mostly in an alternate dimension featuring … Continue reading

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Notes on narrative

I just stumbled upon this post by Alastair Roberts. The gist of it is that there is a problem with overvaluing personal narrative: Personal stories can have the most profoundly distorting effect upon our moral judgment. By playing up the … Continue reading

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Reading the Old Testament

Growing up in a household that was more culturally Jewish than Christian meant that unlike most westerners I was more familiar with the Torah than the Gospels. This isn’t saying much, as I never made any serious attempt to read … Continue reading

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Tolkienesque meditations

With the upcoming semester only a few days away, I have been doing what many geeky Catholics do for refreshment of spirit: re-read Tolkien. I finished The Hobbit yesterday, and completed Book One of The Lord of the Rings about … Continue reading

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