The Wonderful Whistles of Oz
I mentioned in my post on the warp whistles in Super Mario Bros. 3 that there were some magic whistles in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, although as far as I know none of them summoned the tornado. One is the silver whistle that Dorothy uses to contact the Queen of the Field-Mice, and another is used by the Wicked Witch of the West to summon her wolves, crows, and bees. This is also described as…
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Clive Barrett’s illustration of Ra from The Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, resembling the Emperor from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.
My first thought when I saw him was actually Jar Jar Binks.
I don’t think anybody understands why it’s okay to have super powers as long as you weren’t born with them. I guess it’s just part of the problem with all of Marvel’s comics taking place in the same world. It’s a good thing for the most part, but it can lead to contradictions like that.
The Dance. Fabio Fabbi (Italian, 1861-1910). Watercolor and pencil on paper.
The present scene depicts one of Fabbi’s favourite themes: Raks Baladi, the popular folk dance of Egypt which is believed to have mothered all Oriental dance. The women don long, simple robes indigenous to Egypt with some ornamentation around the bust and scarves accentuating the hips.
I’ve got friends on the other side.
I saw Keith David at a convention the other day. Sadly, he mentioned neither this movie nor “Gargoyles.”