Category Archives: Katy Pontificates

We’re All Gone Now

copyright 2018 We’re all gone now. When we left, it was for many reasons. Some wanted adventure, Some wanted a steady job, Some wanted glory, Some wanted the chance to go home to the Old Country, Some wanted to see … Continue reading

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Special Hallowe’en Episode!

Special Hallowe’en Episode! MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 12, Episode 6 (Sir. Sir? Sir!) (I will eventually get to the first five Season 12 episodes.) For the first time, Murdoch Mysteries decided to produce a special, standalone Hallowe’en episode. This naturally confused … Continue reading

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The Red Necklaces

copyright 2018 She picked up the ancient beads delicately in her gloves. The red colour that they had been painted was still vaguely visible over the polished stones. She tried to imagine what the full necklace might have looked like … Continue reading

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Reflections on 17 Years Since 9-11

This past week was the seventeenth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on New York City and Washington DC. Like most Canadians, I didn’t really make much of a deal out of it – it was an ordinary Tuesday this year. … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Having finally watched How to Train Your Dragon earlier this summer, I got around to watching How to Train Your Dragon 2 this past week. It was a great story and I look … Continue reading

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Stardust (2007)

Stardust (2007) There is something to be said for deciding to create a ‘2.0’ version of a story when adapting a novel to film. While all films technically do this, the creators of Stardust openly opted to create new characters, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor As proof that breakout characters and franchise spinoffs are not unique to our current superhero era, William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedic spinoff from his history plays. He wrote this … Continue reading

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