Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thinking About C. S. Lewis

Here’s to C. S. Lewis! On 29th November 1898, Lewis was born in Belfast to Flora and Albert Lewis. He had an older brother, Warren, and one day, the young Clive Staples announced to his family that from now on … Continue reading

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The Legend of Korra IV.6

I love the idea of duelling. It seems to me to be a very precise and gentlemanly way of settling a dispute. In light of this, I should have enjoyed the duel between Korra and Kuvira in The Battle of Zaofu … Continue reading

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The Legend of Korra IV.5

The Enemy at the Gate brings Kuvira to Zaofu, the last city in what was the Earth Kingdom still holding out against her. It also brings Asami to the Republic City prison to meet her father for the first time since he betrayed … Continue reading

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The Legend of Korra IV.4

I have just finished the fourth episode of the fourth series of The Legend of Korra. In The Calling, Korra finally confronts her fears. This enables her to metal bend the poison administered by the Red Lotus out of her … Continue reading

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Lawrence and Hogarth at Magdalen

On 20th November, Magdalen College in Oxford held a special talk by T. E. Lawrence’s authorised biographer, Jeremy Wilson, to celebrate the acquisition of the above bust of Lawrence by artist and sculptor, Eric Kennington. The talk focused on Lawrence and … Continue reading

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The Legend of Korra IV.3

In Episode Three, The Coronation, Kuvira launches a military coup and installs herself as ruler of a new Earth Empire. Korra, meanwhile, has been led by a spirit into a forest in the back of beyond to a metal bender who … Continue reading

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The Legend of Korra IV.2

The Legend of Korra is not content to rest in the emotional shallows. We do not see Korra fighting the enemy, defeating them and then moving on as if nothing happened. Quite the reverse, her triumphs come at a cost. At … Continue reading

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