Battle for Dream Island!!

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My kids get almost all of their entertainment from the Internet — and it’s fun to see the variety of things they find!  Probably the most charming made-for-YouTube show they’ve discovered is Battle for Dream Island.  BfDI is a reality show (sort-of — it’s a cartoon) where twenty contestants have been competing for the past […]

Those Fantastic Incredibles!

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I don’t know how I missed seeing The Incredibles earlier, but it is now my all-time favorite Pixar film. Overall, it is a clever, imaginative, and fun take on the super-hero genre. On top of that, it really shines when it comes to the female characters. First of all, let me introduce one of my […]

The Golden Compass

You’re no doubt aware that there’s a new kids’ action/adventure film coming out called The Golden Compass. This film is already generating controversy because the author is an atheist, and Christian groups are already organizing to boycott this film because of its supposed atheist content. I’ve already reviewed the book, specifically discussing its atheist content: […]

Karaba the Witch

Hold onto your hats, folks — I found a children’s animated adventure that has nearly as many female main characters as male ones! Possibly more, depending on where you draw the line on which characters are main characters.This film is Kirikou and the Sorceress. The hero of this fairy tale is Kirikou, a tiny baby […]

Not Quite Forever…

If they had sex the girl was always punished — an unplanned pregnancy, a hasty trip to a relative in another state, a grisly abortion (illegal in the U.S. until the 1970′s), sometimes even death. Lies. Secrets. At least one life ruined. Girls in these books had no sexual feelings and boys had no feelings […]

Persepolis

In this life you’ll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it’s their own stupidity that makes them act that way. That will keep you from responding to their meanness. There’s nothing worse in this world than bitterness and revenge. Hold your head up and stay true to yourself. Those […]