ALG: Sex, Sleep, and Saviors From Aurora to Zelandine

Series: Archetypal Looking Glass

Spoiler Warning: Mild thematic spoilers for Maleficent

Trigger Warning: Discussion of rape

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Image Description: This Pre-Raphaelite painting by Edward Burne-Jones shows a sleeping maiden surrounded by her slumbering courtiers. The painting is the last major painting in a series of four entitled The Legend of Briar Rose. A poem was written by William Morris to accompany the paintings, which can be read here.

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Archetypal Looking Glass: Agency in Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland

Series: The Archetypal Looking Glass

Spoilers: Spoilers for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente. Major spoilers at the end of the review have a warning and several line breaks before them.

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Image Description: Cover of “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in A Ship of Her Own Making. A red cover with an oval image of a little girl and a wyvern with it’s wings chained. The little girl is holding an over-sized key.

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Blogging Against Disablism Day: Doctor Who and Disability

Spoilers: Spoilers for some events and characters through Series Four of the rebooted Doctor Who. No significant spoilers after that.

Warnings: This review discusses ableism and references certain events during the Holocaust.

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Image Description: Alan Judd as Dortman, a freedom fighter in the First Doctor serial “The Dalek Invasion of the Earth”. He is one of the few physically disabled characters in the series.

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