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The Otherkin: Fantastic Texts, Pop Culture, and Neo-Religiosity

At times the lines between fact and fiction are blurred when it comes to the fantastic in popular culture and identification with the various characters and creatures that inhabit it. At times the lines are not so much blurred as they are dissolved. Christopher Partridge speaks of "fact-fiction reversals" that exist, and that as a result […]

Pan's Labyrinth: A Grand Fairy Tale and Key to the World of Wonder

When I heard late last year that film director Guillermo del Toro had created a dark fairy tale, titled Pan’s Labyrinth in its international distribution, a film which he not only directed but wrote the story for, I couldn’t wait to see it. However, this involved a problem for me. While I am a fan […]

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