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Ferretbrain is an easy-going, irreverent e-zine about stuff - we publish reviews, essays, opinion pieces, podcasts and whatever else we thought was cool at the time. For our articles, you can click on the articles link on the sidebar or browse this very front page for updates. Podcasts can be found under podcasts. The playpen is where we talk about things we found on the internet, or what happened to be on our mind at the time.

If you'd like to join our wayward repository of ideas, you can comment on any article using Open ID or you can email the editor (editor at ferretbrain dot com) for a Ferretbrain account, which has the added bonus of letting you post in the playpen.

For more information about Ferretbrain, or joining Ferretbrain, check out our about page (currently left as our previous editor last revised it - mild revisions forthcoming).

The recent bug affecting article dating has been resolved, thanks to our tech-wizard Rami. (Thank you, Rami!) If you've been sitting on an idea for an article, now's the perfect time to press on with it.
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  • (The Bard said "brevity is the soul of wit." I leave it up to the reader to judge what kind of wit I must have.) at 20:02 on 26-08-2016 by Robinson L - link
  • Janne: Don't forget Finland! We're always happy when our modest ugrian existences are noticed in the big world
     Right, sorry. I think I knew that, but I wasn't sure...
    at 20:00 on 26-08-2016 by Robinson L - link
  • Robinson:
    (Cribbing liberally from Norse Mythology and a bit from Greek was apparently a-ok, though.)
      Don't forget Finland! We're always happy when our modest ...
    at 13:45 on 25-08-2016 by Janne Kirjasniemi - link
  • Sorry for the delayed comment, work obligations have kept me busy.  I concur with Arthur about the role of divine authority in Tolkien's works. Actually, I was thinking less of kings, ... at 03:30 on 25-08-2016 by Robinson L - link
  • Yeah, there was a massive might-makes-right component in fascism; there's an infamous incident where a member of a local Nazi party branch wrote to Hitler complaining that their local leader w... at 07:40 on 23-08-2016 by Arthur B - link
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