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'Keeper of My Sky' -- The intention really seems to be to explore how mythology can be intertwined with science, and the story succeeds in doing that. This is such a lonely tale, though. Alunsina and the rain. It's a good thing it didn't rain while I was reading or I might feel someone's heart breaking. :-/
Dec 19, 2011 12:00AM
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I guess it's time to find our very own local Rick Riordan. :p
Dec 21, 2011 07:26PM
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Okay, Paolo, you must tell me the story of Kundaman and his giant (pet) bird!
Dec 21, 2011 07:21PM
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'Fantasy is very important for personal growth. Myths, legends, and folktales provide fantastic stimuli for the imagination, and allow people to create an alternative persona.'
Dec 21, 2011 07:16PM
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I'm envious of that part of Prof. Coben's childhood where people tell her all these fantastical and epic folktales.
Dec 21, 2011 07:15PM
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(con't.) The main narrative read like a complete story in itself, so I had no compulsion to immediately check the footnotes. When I finally did, they embellished the main narrative really well.
Dec 21, 2011 07:11PM
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'The Door Opens' -- I panicked when I saw that this story had a good number of footnotes. I have a love-hate relationship with fiction that incorporates footnotes. I feel that it's very rarely done well enough that the author doesn't interrupt the flow of the main story. Dean Alfar did well with this story, though. (con't.)
Dec 21, 2011 07:10PM
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'Balat, Buwan, Ngalan (A Myth for the 21st Century)' -- I love how this story incorporates the old tales into a modern world. I had a lot of fun reading both the pop culture references and the old myths. My only problem was the POV. I think it would've been more powerful had it been a first person one because it was kinda "meta", like 'Interview With The Vampire'.
Dec 21, 2011 05:52PM
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'Once more, you nod to yourself, then walk away from the table, dreaming with your eyes open, of love, and of chaining one's self to the ghost of it, till the heart shrivels, and blows away on the gust of a desolate sigh.'
Dec 21, 2011 05:42PM
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'Offerings to Aman Sinaya' -- This story's POV was a little unconventional. I liked the story but the ending felt too abrupt.
Dec 21, 2011 01:44AM
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'Beneath the Acacia' a.k.a. 'CSI: Arayat". :p -- This was interesting, as Maria Sinukuan actually seemed a little more human. It's likely because the spotlight was trained on Juan, but it is a pleasant change. Mang Andres' description of supernatural characters jarred me a little, though, as it read a lot like he was explaining things to someone who isn't aware of the creatures.
Dec 21, 2011 01:25AM
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