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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.

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  • Oh yeah, two other minor points I really liked, the first one a minor spoiler.  It turns out that Loki
    stashed Odin in some sort of building that was subsequently torn down, a...
    at 03:30 on 11-11-2017 by Robinson L - link
  • Saw Thor Ragnarok with some of my family earlier today (as my stepmother pointed out, there was no colon in the credits; maybe it's their family name). There are many aspects to it I re... at 00:36 on 10-11-2017 by Robinson L - link
  • So, just to be clear, Arthur, when you answered "Yes" to my post from a month ago, I take it you were responding to the question  
    Was whatever magic you worked last ye...
    at 20:00 on 08-11-2017 by Robinson L - link
  • I've not run into any of those - will have to keep an eye open. at 13:36 on 29-10-2017 by Arthur B - link
  • Arthur, I suspect that it is far, far too late in the season, but a director has come to my attention I think you might be interested in. A few weeks ago, I was reading Kier-La Janisse's Ho... at 18:13 on 28-10-2017 by Alasdair Czyrnyj - link
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  • on Clotheslining the 1% : I’ve never seen this movie, and unsurprisingly, the first time I heard a plot breakdown of it was in 2012 or 2013 on a podcast ins... 00:02 on 16-11-2017 - Robinson L - link
  • on Cat Scratch Slayer : Me neither. It was just this weird thought that hit me completely out of the blue. Just one of those things, I suppose. 00:00 on 16-11-2017 - Robinson L - link
  • on Cat Scratch Slayer : I don't know what gave you that idea. 22:37 on 15-11-2017 - Arthur B - link
  • on Cat Scratch Slayer : So, Arthur, this is just a wild guess, but by any chance, did you adopt a cat recently? Or begin a relationship with someone who has a c... 20:15 on 15-11-2017 - Robinson L - link
  • on Shadow of WTF : Ah, well. I was being far too obsessive anyway, so never mind.  On Shelob... it occurs that Tolkien did talk, in On Fairy-St... 03:37 on 14-11-2017 - Daniel F - link
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