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By alicebg, Nov 2 2017 08:25PM

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The Bullfinch is one of those birds that fell foul of changing agricultural practices - one that was once common to the point of being regarded a pest, but now is something of a rarity. What is unsettling about this decline is that it was in part hastened by direct persecution.

By alicebg, Oct 28 2017 03:22PM

In this episode: Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 (2017)

I'll admit, I wasn't a big fan of the first Guardians of the Galaxy. To be frank, I'm not a big fan of the modern Guardians at all - I'm decrepit enough to remember the original team, with Vance Astro, Nikki and the first Star Lord, who randomly turned into a woman (hey, it was the seventies). I also remember when Drax the Destroyer was a thoroughly nasty piece of work, not muscled-up comic relief. To be even franker, the only reason I hinged onto vol. 2 was the appearance of Mantis (Pom Klementieff ) - I was intrigued that Marvel would dust off one of their most obscure properties and give her a starring role. Anyway, I'm pleased to report that vol. 2 is a distinct improvement on its decidedly lumpy prototype, even if it's a long way from being a classic.

By alicebg, Oct 19 2017 07:09PM

2017 is shaping up as a good year for Milk Morinaga acolytes, of which I am definitely one. Hot on the heels of the one-shot Secret of the Princess (q.v.) comes an ongoing series, Hana & Hina After School [And if you think that title sounds a mite salacious, let me point out that the 'after school' activity referred to is a part-time job, so calm down]. The usual Morinaga hallmarks are present and correct, and this can only be a good thing.

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