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Uncanny X-Men #181 (1984, May)

Happy Labour Day. Here’s a comic. By Claremont and JRJr, “Tokyo Story.”

We start with some Japanese kids spotting a dragon in the sky. They look it up in their Monster Books, trying to figure out what it is, but it’s not in the book, so they figure it must be new. 788 more words


Newspeak at work

There is an article in Montréal la Presse today about the horrified reaction of some women to the Dico des filles 2014 (2014 Girls dictionary). 314 more words

Faith And Life

Non-Review Review: Pride

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners is an oft over-looked chapter in the history both the labour and the gay rights movement. Based around the fundamental principle that oppressed groups have a great chance of achieving their goals standing side-by-side (or shoulder-to-shoulder) than they would ever would apart, the alliance forged during the 1984 coal strikes went on to have a lasting and important influence on both the mining community and the gay community. 779 more words


"The whole of 1Q84 is closer to comedy than to tragedy, but it is a deeply obsessive book..."

An Introduction

So…it’s on to the “big” one – 1Q84. I don’t want to give away a lot about the book in the introduction, so just a few brief introductory pieces: 1,751 more words

A Wild Murakami Chase

Books, burning

“Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Compensation” 544 more words


September's Book(s) Of The Month!

Hello September, how are you here already?! This month the Future Cat Ladies of America Book Club will be doing a bit of a throwback to a couple of the more awesome specimens of high school required reading in honor of everyone going back to school (everyone but us that is, haha). 299 more words

Book Of The Month

X-Men and the Micronauts #4 (1984, April)

And now we finish off this mini, by Claremont, Mantlo and Guice, with “Doppelganger!”

We start with yet another really, really, really creepy scene. Dani – in short shorts and a tied-up shirt, so right off she’s a bit uncomfortably sexualized for a teenager (I don’t think her age has ever been given, but it’s not likely to be older than 16) – is sleeping at her desk, when Evil Xavier comes in and subjects her to intense psychic pleasure. 735 more words