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24 August 2016

Greater Good: Xenites Need Help Saving Horses

ImageAttention Xenites, Horse lovers and people who hate animal abuse/neglect of all types!

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Two of our own - Sr. Bard and Jr. Bard - are in the process of assisting on saving 13 horses. They are arranging homes for 10 of them, but three have caught their hearts personally and they need our help! One is a Palomino just like our beloved Argo.

Another is the spitting image of Gabby's horse in Season 6. The third... well no man or horse left behind right?? The three have made their own little mini-herd inside a herd and separating them is not an option. The situation these horses are in is getting worse. The... I hate to use the word man or even person to describe someone who would neglect animals... thing who currently has control of these animals is not letting them go without a fight. While they have plenty of grass to eat, their hooves are all in terrible condition – foundering, abscesses, all overgrown and sore. Allergies and other health concerns are ignored and their ‘owner’ believes in the stick not the carrot method of training. With adoption fees, transport and veterinarian care, the cost has become too much for our two friends and they need our help. Please, if you can, help us save these noble animals so our friends can give these three a good home for the rest of their years. – And please, do not contact the Bards on FaceBook – the folks who have these horses monitor our Bards’ FaceBook pages. If you have any questions, direct them to me, and I will get in touch with them.

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15 August 2016

The Best Live-Action TV Shows of the 90s - Xena Warrior Princess

ImageThe Best Live-Action TV Shows of the 90s

From: Collider

Xena: Warrior Princess is a rollicking, ridiculous B-Movie transformed into an engaging quest for redemption for the titular warlord turned hero, and there’s a good reason it’s become an enduring cult series. Packed with all the over-the-top action, slapstick comedy, and scenery chewing you’d expect from a midnight movie, Xena holds up surprisingly well, thanks in no small part to creator Rob Tapert of Evil Dead fame, whose Renaissance Pictures (founded alongside none other than Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell) backed the series along with its sibling show, Hercules. With the strength of that behind-the-scenes creative support and a star-making lead performance from the ever-fabulous Lucy Lawless, Xena was able to back up a rich mythology and sometimes rather dark narrative with impressive production value and consistency.

Xena also holds a special place in this writer’s heart as a pioneering piece of queer and feminist television, with lesbian subtext so thinly veiled it was basically just text. Casually groundbreaking and always entertaining, Xena is a funny, sexy, campy romp that regularly surprises with moments of resonant drama and moral teachings.



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