Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Case Study No. 1701: Jocasta Nu (Attack of the Clones)

Jacasta Nu: Worst librarian in the Galaxy
From Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
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[scene opens in the Jedi Archives on the planet Coruscant, as young Obi Wan Kenobi is searching for information when the elderly female librarian approaches]
JOCASTA: Did you call for assistance?
OBI WAN: Yes, yes I did.
JOCASTA: Are you having a problem, Master Kenobi?
OBI WAN: Yes, um ... I'm looking for a planetary system called Kamino.
JOCASTA: Kamino ...
OBI WAN: It doesn't show up in the Archive charts ...
JOCASTA: Kamino ... It's not a system I'm familiar with. Are you sure you have the right coordinates?
[Obi Wan sits down at a computer terminal and points at the screen]
OBI WAN: According to my information, it should appear in this quadrant here. Just south of the Rishi Maze.
[she looks at the screen, then shakes her head]
JOCASTA: I hate to say it, but it looks like the system you're searching for doesn't exist.
OBI WAN: Impossible. Perhaps the Archives are incomplete.
JOCASTA: If an item doesn't appear in our records, it does not exist.
[she notices a young Padawan and walks off with him, as Obi Wan continues to stare at the screen in puzzlement]




Lucas, George (Director). Star War, Episode II: Attack of the Clones. United States: Lucasfilm, Ltd., 2002.

Novelization: Salvatore, R.A. Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones. New York: Ballentine, 2002.

Starring: Alathea McGrath (Madame Jocasta Nu, Jedi Archivist); Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker); Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi); Ron Falk (Voice of Dexter Jettster)
Apparently libraries and librarians in galaxies far, far away aren't any different than those you find in the here and now. She's elderly, hair in a skewered bun, and wearing a conservative outfit. The library lay-out is familiar, too. And the librarian is as close-minded as we hope we never are. Librarian to Obi-Wan as they study the computer screen: "I hate to say it, but it looks like the [planetary] system you're searching for doesn't exist." "Impossible. Perhaps the archives are incomplete." "If an item doesn't appear in our records, it does not exist." She huffs off while he sits there with that baffled-patron expression we all know and love. (Later they realize the archive has been tampered with by a Jedi. Bad Jedi.) What led Obi-Wan to the archive in the first place was an interesting conversation with his old friend and kitschy diner cook (Dex) about wisdom, knowledge, and the importance of symbols -- subjects which are near and dear to information science scholars. (Here is an excerpt from the novel, page 156-157: "She was a frail-looking creature, quite elderly, and noting that brought a smile to Obi-Wan's face. How many younger and less experienced Jedi had looked upon that facade, the thin and wrinkled face and neck, the white hair tied tight, thinking that they could push the woman around, getting her to do their studying for them, only to encounter the truth that was Jocasta Nu? She was a firebrand, that weak facade hiding her true strength and determination. Jocasta Nu had been the Archivist for many, many years, and this was her place, her domain, her kingdom. Any Jedi coming in here, even the most exalted of Jedi Masters, would play by the rules of Jocasta Nu, or they would surely face her wrath.")



Jocasta Nu was the Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives at the time of the Clone Wars with a penchant for being a bit overconfident in the completeness of her Archives. Her patterned robes bore the symbols of the Ansata, representing her devotion to knowledge and learning.

During her career, Jocasta trained many Padawans, including the future Emperor's Hand, Jerec, Olee Starstone, whom she tutored in the years prior to the Clone Wars, and Jin-Lo Rayce, founder of the Agents of Ossus.

As a young Jedi Knight, Jocasta served as an archaeologist for the Jedi ExplorCorps and for decades after her service, she wore her lightsaber at all times, in memory of her time as an active field agent of the Order.

Some time prior to 49 BBY, Jocasta Nu stepped down after spending ten years as a member of the Jedi Council. She took up the mantle of Librarian and served as Archives Director for over thirty years. She knew Count Dooku quite well, and proclaimed him to be one of the greatest Jedi of all time.

During her position of Chief Librarian, she gathered a very precise and extensive knowledge of the galaxy. She often gave advice to Jedi Knights who were looking for information about the planets they were sent to on a mission. During these years, her confidence in the Archives was whole, claiming that if something was not in the Archives, then it did not exist. To her embarrassment, this statement was belied when Obi-Wan Kenobi was unable to find Kamino in the Archives since it took a child student under Yoda's instruction to suggest the obvious: that the records were tampered with to hide Kamino's existence. Thankfully to Madame Nu's experience, she provided the valuable clue that only a Jedi Master could have accessed the files and deleted them.

During Operation: Knightfall in 19 BBY, Jocasta told her latest padawan, Jin-Lo Rayce, to flee the Temple through underground passages into the Coruscant underbelly. She later faced Darth Vader, wielding her blue lightsaber. The Dark Lord lifted her with the Force Grip and impaled Jocasta through the chest after she denied him access to the Temple's signal beacon, killing her instantly. Jocasta's body was found by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda when they returned to Coruscant.

When the Galactic Empire emerged, official records compiled by Sate Pestage stated that Jocasta Nu was executed for harboring information that threatened the Empire and its citizens.




A bronze bust of Count Dooku stands among a line of other busts of Jedi in the Archive Room. OBI-WAN stands in front of it, studying the striking features of the chiseled face.

On the walls, lighted computer panels seem to stretch into infinity. Farther along the room in the background, FIVE JEDI are seated at tables, studying archive material.

After OBI-WAN studies the bust for a few moments before MADAME JOCASTA NU, the Jedi Archivist, is standing next to him. She is an elderly, frail-looking human Jedi. Tough as old boots and smart as a whip.

JOCASTA NU: Did you call for assistance?

OBI-WAN: (distracted in thought) Yes... yes, I did...

JOCASTA NU: He has a powerful face, doesn't he? He was one of the most brilliant Jedi I have had the privilege of knowing.

OBI-WAN: I never understood why he quit. Only twenty Jedi have ever left the Order.

JOCASTA NU: (sighs) The Lost Twenty... Count Dooku was the most recent and the most painful. No one likes to talk about it. His leaving was a great loss to the Order.

OBI-WAN: What happened?

JOCASTA NU: Well, Count Dooku was always a bit out of step with the decisions of the Council... much like your old Master, Qui-Gon Jinn.

OBI-WAN: (surprised) Really?

JOCASTA NU: Oh, yes. They were alike in many ways. Very individual thinkers... idealists...

JOCASTA NU gazes at the bust.

JOCASTA NU: He was always striving to become a more powerful Jedi. He wanted to be the best. With a lightsaber, in the old style of fencing, he had no match. His knowledge of the Force was... unique. In the end, I think he left because he lost faith in the Republic. He believed that politics were corrupt, and he felt the Jedi betrayed themselves by serving the politicians. He always had very high expectations of government. He disappeared for nine or ten years, then just showed up recently as the head of the separatist movement.

OBI-WAN: It's very interesting. I'm not sure I completely understand.

JOCASTA NU: Well, I'm sure you didn't call me over here for a history lesson. Are you having a problem, Master Kenobi?

OBI-WAN: Yes, I'm trying to find a planet system called Kamino. It doesn't seem to show up on any of the archive charts.

JOCASTA NU: Kamino? It's not a system I'm familiar with... Let me see...

JOCASTA NU leans over OBI-WAN'S shoulder, looking at the screen.

JOCASTA NU: Are you sure you have the right coordinates?

OBI-WAN: (nodding) According to my information, it should appear in this quadrant somewhere... just south of the Rishi Maze.

JOCASTA NU taps the keyboard and frowns.

JOCASTA NU: No coordinates? It sounds like the sort of directions you'd get from a street tout... some old miner or Furbog trader.

OBI-WAN: All three, actually.

JOCASTA NU: Are you sure it exists?

OBI-WAN: Absolutely.

JOCASTA NU: Let me do a gravitational scan.

OBI-WAN and JOCASTA NU study the star map hologram.

JOCASTA NU: There are some inconsistencies here. Maybe the planet you're seeking was destroyed.

OBI-WAN: Wouldn't that be on record?

JOCASTA NU: It ought to be, unless it was very recent. (shakes her head) I hate to say it, but it looks like the system you're searching for doesn't exist.

OBI-WAN: Impossible... perhaps the archives are incomplete.

JOCASTA NU: The archives are comprehensive and totally secure, my young Jedi. One thing you may be absolutely sure of - if an item does not appear in our records, it does not exist!

OBI-WAN stares at her, then looks back to the map. JOCASTA NU notices a young boy approach. She turns from OBI-WAN and leaves with the youngster.

Case Study No. 1700: "Sexy Librarian" Vindicator

Heroes of Newerth - Sexy Librarian
- New Vindicator Avatar: Sexy Librarian
* School's out, and this curvy mistress of literature can't wait to unbutton and chase some Canterbury tail. When this vivacious wordsmith takes you back to the biology section, get ready to hit more than the books!



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[scene opens with a female Vindicator character (blue hair, gold earrings, glasses, yellow blouse, blue skirt, holding a large book in her right hand) standing in the middle of an open field, as the player cycles through her various taunts]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Call me Vindicator ...
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: A well-read woman is a ... dangerous creature.
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Show me your hands, warm and capable of earnest grasping.
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Mm mm, there is no talking in the library! However, there are no rules against flirting ...
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: It was the best of lanes, it was the worst of lanes ...
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Shall I introduce you to the ... "Do-Me Decimal System?"
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: I'm looking for a lover who's radiant, humble, and terrific ... not just some pig!
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: How about after this match, we go into the backroom and ... study?
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: If you stop clicking on me, maybe ... I'll let you into my chamber of secrets!
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Let's kick some Canterbury tail!
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Hit the books!
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Time for a little crime ... and punishment!
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Please, be quiet!
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Read between the lines ...
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Oh, I'm not done reading yet!
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Mmm, could you refill my mana, baby?
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: So it goes ...
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Choose your own adventure ...
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: There and back again ...
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Oh, the places you'll go!
[the player initiates another taunt]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: I'll write about this journey one day ...
[cut to the player attacking an enemy character with magic bolts (while initiating yet more taunts)]
[the player casts an "Inscribed Glyph of Silence" spell]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: May the odds be ever in your favor!
[the enemy finally explodes in a fountain of blood]
SEXY LIBRARIAN: Spoiler alert, sweetie ... you die at the end.



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Heroes of Newerth pits two teams of players against each other: the Legion and the Hellbourne. Both teams are based at opposite corners of the map in their respective bases. Bases consist of buildings, creep spawn points, towers, a hero spawning pool, and a central structure. The goal of the game is to either destroy the central structure, the World Tree (Legion) or Sacrificial Shrine (Hellbourne), of the opposite base or force the other team to concede. Players achieve this by selecting heroes with unique skills to combat the other team.



Patch Notes 3.4.4 - Summon the Arcane!

A short summary of the avatars released in the new Heroes of Newerth patch. Includes the new hero, the new courier and the following avatars:
- Debut Moira Avatar: Hecate
- New Moira Avatar: Singularity
- New Vindicator Avatar: Sexy Librarian
- New Predator Avatar: Russian Battlebear
- New Blood Hunter Avatar: Gargoyle
- Corrupted Disciple (POG)
- New Courier: Izbushka



From one generation to the next, a reclusive order of hermits have guarded apocryphal writings said to come from the Prophet himself. Vindicator, still early in his lonely quest, is the last of these lonely sentinels, but he has left his exile behind in order to join the battle against the Hellbourne. Using the potent verses inscribed in the Great Book, he wields unique and powerful magic.

Case Study No. 1699: "The Machiavellian Librarian"

[FREE PDF] The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies Combating Budget Cuts and influencing
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The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies Combating Budget Cuts and influencing Stakeholders by Melissa K. Aho [PDF]

"Publisher: Chandos Publishing; 1 edition (May 14, 2014)

Editorial Reviews About the Author Melissa K. Aho works at the Bio-Medical Library at the University of Minnesota, and is pursuing a PhD in International Development at the University of Southern Mississippi, USA.

Erika Bennett is Instruction Services Team Supervisor at Capella University. She has written book chapters, conference papers, and articles on information literacy and assessment. Erika holds an MLIS and an MS in Educational Psychology. "
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The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and influencing Stakeholders
by Melissa K. Aho (Editor), Erika Bennet (Editor)

Series: Chandos Information Professional Series
Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Chandos Publishing; 1 edition (May 14, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1843347555
ISBN-13: 978-1843347552

Do librarians 'rock the boat'? Do they challenge those around them to win influence and advantage? Why is it that librarians are little found on the 'influence' grid of personality assessment tests? The Machiavellian Librarian offers real life examples of librarians who use their knowledge and skill to project influence, and turn the tide in their, and their library's, favor. Authors offer first hand and clear examples to help librarians learn to use their influence effectively, for the betterment of their library and their career. Opening chapters cover visualizing data, as well as networking and strategic alignment. Following chapters discuss influence without authority-making fierce allies, communicating results in accessible language and user-centered planning. Closing chapters address using accreditation and regulation reporting to better position the library, as well as political positioning and outcome assessment.

* Throws the spotlight on librarian's professional and personality traits, many of which are deleterious to the long-term viability of library funding
* Shows how best to boost the value proposition of libraries, through enhanced influence
* Includes how-to chapters on influencing others in the organization



Although I recognize this book is unworthy to be given to Yourself, yet I trust that out of kindness you will accept it, taking account of the fact that there is no greater gift I can present to you than the opportunity to understand, after a few hours reading, everything I have learned over the course of so many years, and have undergone so many discomforts and dangers to discover.
- Machiavelli, 1995, p. 5

Those words by civil servant Niccolo Machiavelli are at the beginning of the most famous political works in Western history, The Prince, written in 1513 in Florence, Italy (Machiavelli, 1995, p. 5). While the book that you are currently holding in your hands did not come from dangers or discomforts (well, not too many, at least), it is filled with ideas and suggestions that Machiavellian librarians have learned over the course of their professional years.

Five hundred years ago, aka 1513, started out to be a very bad year for Machiavelli, as months earlier he had been wrongly found guilty, along with some of his acquaintances, of plotting against the new Medici government of Florence. So at the age of 44, Machiavelli spent his jail time being tortured, fined, and writing letters to powerful friends like Giuliano Medici, whose brother had just been elected Pope Leo X. Pope Leo would soon release Machiavelli and others in jail so that they could join in the public festivities which were underway to celebrate the new pope (Machiavelli, 1995, p. xii).

Born in 1469 to Bartolomea de' Nelli and Bernardo Machiavelli, Niccolo was truly a product of the Renaissance culture going on around him (Viroli, 2000). His father was a poor lawyer who could not join the legal guild due to his family's debits, but he wanted his son to have a good education in the humanities (Machiavelli, 1995, p. xiii; Viroli, 2000). But Niccolo, due to his family, was destined always to be the civil servant and never the politician. Machiavelli first appears in the public records in 1498 as a second chancellor of the Florentine republic and later that year he was elected to the position of secretary of the Ten of War committee (Machiavelli, 1995, p. xiii). Other high-ranking positions soon followed, such as organizing the Florentine militia, and later he would travel to France, Austria, and all over Italy on diplomatic missions (Machiavelli, 1995, p. xiv). By 1501 he had married Marietta Corsini and with her had six children (Skinner, 2000).

While considered the ideal book for anyone going into politics, written to convey the art of influence and leadership for a young prince just coming into power, The Prince was penned by Machiavelli as a plea for a job. Talk about a cover letter! The Prince, writes Skinner, has two themes: war and arms, and that "in addition to having a sound army, a prince who aims to scale the heights of glory must cultivate the right qualities of princely leadership" (2000, p. 38). Virtue and goodness are apparently not characteristics we need in princes, Machiavelli tells readers. What is needed is deception, cruelty, unfaithfulness, and whatever it takes to be a successful prince and stay in power and to keep the principality safe and secure (Rubery, 2009). After writing The Prince in jail, Machiavelli did not get back his diplomatic and civil service career; that part of his life was over. Instead, he changed his focus and increasingly became "a man of letters" (Skinner, 2000, p. 55) and soon other works - fiction and nonfiction - followed, including The Discourses, The Art of War, and The History of Florence. However, The Prince, which was not published until after his death in 1527, would be his claim to immorality.

What does a 500-year-old Italian book on war, arms, and cruelty have to teach modern-day librarians? Librarianship may seem much more in tuned to Servant Leadership than Machiavellianism. Librarians are typically called to their profession by principles of public benevolence: tolerance, equality, and civic empowerment. We root the arguments for our continued existence in lofty principles and touching patron anecdotes. When we do use data, it is often rife with caveats: "Well, there is a correlation here with student success, but you know that the only true measure of causation is a longitudinal focus group... " We bury the lead headline behind pages of interjected pre-analysis.

Why read this book? In sum total, librarians need to boost their abilities to influence decision-makers, or else face professional extinction. Machiavelli wrestled with dualities through his writing: private life vs. public life, Christianity vs. paganism, individual knowledge vs. common pursuits (Donskis, 2011). Librarians live in a similarly dichotomous world. On one hand, we are seen as fuddy-duddy relics of a print-based world. In reality, we are recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency for our digital information prowess (Central Intelligence Agency, 2007). On the one hand, we avoid using our professional terms like "metadata," "Boolean," "databases," or "fields," but on the other hand, our students of all backgrounds and preparation levels get hired as data-entry professionals in the entry information economy, and an understanding of Boolean logic could boost their efficiency with every search box they ever face. Fictional police and crime shows talk about databases with glee, glamour, and awe, as an all-powerful research tool that only the most crafty hackers on their team can wrangle. They don't search "Google Terrorist;" they consult a crime database. Yet these hacker-turned-criminal-investigators are never former librarians. Librarians in fiction still dwell in caves of paper books. How do we shift impressions of what we do? How do we craft a message with greater impact? How do we show stakeholders the import and value of our information skills? Each author in this book has offered practical examples and insights into the professional dilemma of bringing visibility to our value.

At the surface, the misanthropic stereotype of Machiavellianism seems like an ill fit, professionally. However, librarians who deeply read Machiavelli's work may be surprised at certain synergies. While Machiavellianism in the pejorative sense means deceit, manipulation, cynicism, and ruthlessness, his works were much more complex, motivationally. He never actually stated, "The end justifies the means." In fact, deep reading reveals certain shared values with the library profession. For one, he wanted a value-neutral evaluation approach. In his view, politicians should have values and ethics independent from other value sets, such as religion, and reject the biasing influences of utopian fantasies. In essence, he believed in approaching information pragmatically, according to need or function. Secondly, a review of The Discourses reveals that personal gains are not the end goal for Machiavelli. They are simply a vehicle for civil prosperity. His goal was not the whims of the Prince, but civic virtue, preserving civilization from disruption. He sought a place where rules were followed and civility ultimately reigned. Librarians can appreciate this mindset. Sometimes, in the interest of fairness and the common good, individual patrons cannot get what they want.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Case Study No. 1698: Billie

Lost in the Stacks: Episode 2
Henry begins her search for his mystery girl, while his stepsister Madison tags along.
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[scene opens with sped-up footage from the previous episode, where a male college student speaks to a female college student from the other side of a bookshelf in the school library]
HENRY: [in voice over] Okay, where was I? I met a mystery girl, and what happened next ...
[cut to the male student and his stepsister walking into the library]
MADISON: Henry, we were just here!
HENRY: Don't worry, we're not here to study. We're here to--
MADISON: I know, I know! We're to find the new love of your life ...
HENRY: No, not the love of my life ...
[she sighs]
HENRY: Just a girl that I have met and ... would like to meet again.
MADISON: And you seriously think she's gonna be as boring as us, and spend two nights in the library?
[cut to a closeup of Madison]
MADISON: Why do you like this girl so much?
[cut to a closeup of Henry]
HENRY: Uno, she was wearing a Blondie band t-shirt!
[cut back to footage from the previous night, as the mystery girl's t-shirt can be seen through the open space in the bookshelf]
HENRY: [in voice over] The greatest eighties band!
[cut back to the two in the library]
HENRY: Two, she laughed at--
[cut back to footage from the previous night, as the girl is looking through the open space in the bookshelf and laughing]
HENRY: [in voice over] All of my jokes!
MADISON: [in voice over] Oh god ...
[cut back to the two in the library]
MADISON: You did not tell her the one about the fork, the poodle, and the whipped cream, did you?
[he laughs]
HENRY: Uh huh, and it takes a special kinda girl to laugh at that one!
[cut to a closeup of Henry]
HENRY: Come on, just help me! It'll be like all those crime scene dramas that you love so much!
[cut back to a shot of the two]
MADISON: Except there is no crime ... except for stalking. But, as long as I'm here--
[cut to a closeup of Madison]
MADISON: Let's go check this girl out.
[she puts on a pair of sunglasses, then cut back to a shot of the two (as Henry is not impressed)]
HENRY: Let's just try to find the shelf I was at last night ...
[he walks off, and she shrugs]
[she takes off the glasses and follows him, then cut to sepia-toned footage (including "silent film" style piano music) of the two walking around the stacks (he's feverishly looking at the books, while she makes a half-hearted attempt before checking her phone ... so he grabs her by the arm and drags her with him)]
[cut to the two walking towards another bookshelf (as the footage returns to normal), and Henry grabs one of the books]
HENRY: This is it!
MADISON: Yay, you found books ... Congrats! Can we go now?
[he shakes his head and keeps looking around, so she starts pouting]
MADISON: Please, what kinda clues do you think you're gonna find here?
[he stops, unsure of what his next move should be, then cut back to footage from the previous night]
HENRY: [in voice over] It was then I realized she had a book in her hand ...
[cut back to the two in the library]
HENRY: We just need to find out who checked it out!
MADISON: Well, here's hoping they'll give you the information ...
[cut to a young African-American female librarian (dark hair pulled back in a ponytail, hoop earrings, flower blouse) standing at the front desk with an emotionless look on her face]
[cut to the two standing in front of the librarian, as Henry shakes his head in dejection]
MADISON: Well, there goes hope ...

Produced, Written & Directed by
Candace Kaw

Associate Producer
Amy Mariani

Line Producer
Emily Handy

Script Consultant
Richard Solomon

Richard Solomon as Henry
Jenny Fedor as Madison
Amy Mariani as Jane
Monique Wilburn as Billie


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Henry just said he isn't going to fall in love. However, one night at the library he meets the girl of his dreams through the stacks, but she disappears before he can get her name. Now he is on a mission to find her.

Richard Solomon, Jenny Fedor, Monique Wilburn, Amy Mariani, Candace Kaw

Directed By
Candace Kaw

Written By
Candace Kaw

Case Study No. 1697: Pinky (Wannabe Librarian)

One of the funniest Pinky ONEliners ever
Pinky tries on the new glasses for the first time...

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[scene opens with the white mice Pinky and Brain heading out on the campaign trail]
BRAIN: Now Pinky, I must warn you. The American voter will ask grueling questions, some of which will have no clear cut answer.
[he walks over to a computer monitor (next to which is something covered up with a handkerchief)]
BRAIN: To help you through this ordeal, I have come up with a little something I like to call ...
[he pulls off the handkerchief, revealing a pair of glasses]
BRAIN "Prompt-O-Specs!"
[he starts typing on the keyboard]
BRAIN: I will type out the well reasoned response on this keyboard, and the words shall appear before your eyes.
[Pinky picks up the glasses and puts them on]
PINKY: Oooh, they give me that saucy librarian look! You know, all bookish ...
[he takes off the glasses]
PINKY: Then take off the glasses, let down the hair, and ... "Rawrr"!
[he laughs uproariously, but Brain merely stares at him with a deadpan look on his face]
BRAIN: Pinky, don't act like an idiot 'til after you're elected ...



"Pinky and the Brain"
Season 2, Episode 7 ("The Pink Candidate")
Air Date: Saturday November 2, 1996

Pinky writes a letter to the newspaper criticizing the comic strip "The Family Circus". His letter, however, is misunderstood as a political statement that thrusts him to a spotlight that leads him to the Presidency of the United States. Pinky's administration, however, must deal with a scandal when the Brain's plans to take over the world are made public.

The Pink Candidate is a satire on the 1996 presidential election (in which Pinky enters the race and defeats Bill Clinton and Bob Dole).

Case Study No. 1696: Zhanim the Librarian

AION Fast figth with Zhanim the Librarian
It was easy and fast :-P
Tags: Zhanim Udas Temple Inggison
Added: 11 months ago
From: Rei Boy
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Aion: The Tower of Eternity, known also as The Tower of AION in Japan, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released by NCsoft, a major Korean game developer. The game combines PvP and PvE (a concept the developers call PvPvE) in a fantasy game environment. As of May 20, 2009, Aion had 3.5 million subscribers in Asia.

When the god Aion created the world of Atreia, he created the draken - powerful dragon-like beasts tasked with safeguarding the humans; performing Aion's will on the planet; and protecting the Tower of Eternity, Aion's physical presence on Atreia. For a time, the draken obeyed Aion; but over time, they began to enjoy their power, ignoring their duties and abusing the humans. Aion took notice, creating the twelve Empyrean Lords in response. Angelic in appearance, the Empyrean Lords were demigods who walked amongst humans, and used a force called "Aether" to create a powerful barrier around the Tower of Eternity, protecting all of those within. While the outside world continued to be ravaged by the draken, who had become the more ferocious Balaur; the humans within the barrier managed to tap into the Aether, gaining their own powers. In time, they would become known as the Daeva.

As time went on, the Lords decided that they had to be more aggressive in stopping the Balaur. With the number of Daeva growing in size, the Lords decided to form an army, with ten of the Empyrean Lords leading the Daeva into battle; while the remaining two, Siel and Israphel, protected the Tower of Eternity (thus earning the title "Tower Lords"). This conflict between the Balaur and the Empyrean Lords would come to be known as the Millennium War, which led to no real progress by any side. As the war progressed, a faction of Lords began to view the war as unwinnable, and Lord Israphel proposed a discussion of peace with the Balaur. This surprise proposal drew criticism from within the faction; after a lengthy and heated debate, seven of the twelve Lords became the winning majority to move forward with the plan.

However, for reasons unclear, the negotiation failed. When the Balaur arrived at the Tower of Eternity, a commotion broke out, killing a Balaurian captain; the remaining Balaur, enraged, marched upon and destroyed the Tower, which set off a chain reaction that threatened to destroy the planet. However, Israphel and Siel made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their own lives to protect Atreia. The world was shattered into two "hemi-shells", with a dark Abyss lying between them; but it was held together by the aetheric field created from the Tower Lords' sacrifice.

While the Balaur were banished to the Abyss, the Empyrean Lords found themselves in conflict with each other. Two groups were formed, each with five Lords; the Seraphim, who had proposed the peace solution and blamed the others for sabotaging the peace negotiations by failing to agree to them; and the Shedim, who blamed the Seraphim, believing that their weakness and their proposing of the peace talk allowed the Balaur to gain the upper hand. From that day on, the two sides became bitter enemies.

The Shedim were exiled to Asmodae, the dark and harsh upper, inner half of the planet; while the Seraphim Lords settled in Elysea, the light and beautiful bottom half. They both took their humans and Daeva with them, and over time, they adapted to their new world and declared the opposing side to become their mortal enemies. Those in Asmodae became the Asmodians, gaining dark features and hostility towards outsiders (though they are generous and supportive to their own kind). Those in Elysea became the Elyos, growing even more beautiful and believing themselves to be Aion's chosen people (although they have grown arrogant). From that day on, they would wage war for centuries as bloody enemies.



Zhanim the Librarian
A Jotun (mechanical giant crafted by Aion himself) who handles information in the Lower Udas Temple.

Type: Normal
Race: Magical Monster
Aggro Range: 20m
Elyos Reaction: Hostile
Asmodians Reaction: Hostile



Sulla's Startling Discovery
Order: A huge petrified object was discovered at the Scar Canyon. See Brigade General Yulia for an assignment.

Step 1. Talk with Brigade General Yulia of the Hushblade Legion stationed at Inngison Illusion Fortress (a no-nonsense leader, she hates the outmoded and - she feels - patronizing Brig. Gen. Versetti).
Step 2. Talk with Sulla, a scholar in Soteria Sanctuary, Inggison, with a heavy interest in the origin and history of the Reian tribe of the Temple Village.
Step 3. Talk with Philon, a scholar at the Philon's Campsite in the Scar Canyon, Inggison. He has been studying Tiamat's power, which has petrified the nearby area.
Step 4. Obtain a sample from the Western Petrified Mass (petrified by Tiamat's power). It can be seen in Scar Canyon and may be a part of Theobomos's Project Drakanhammer.
Step 5. Obtain a sample from the Eastern Petrified Mass.
Step 6. Obtain a sample from the Southern Petrified Mass.
Step 7. Talk with Sulla.
Step 8. Talk with Machiah, a wise scholar at Cloister of Kaisinel in Sanctum. He is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge on every subject.
Step 9. Talk with Pyrrha, an archaeologist studying the Theobomos Lab.
Step 10. Talk with Sulla.
Step 11. Talk with Gelon, a Reian tribe survivor living in Soteria Sanctuary, Inggison. He is an older Reian tribesman who is very familiar with the history and lore of Inggison.
Step 12. Talk with Titus, a Reian tribe survivor in the Undirborg Observation Post of Inggison. He lost his family to the Dragonbound.
Step 13. Put the Bloody Greathammer into the hand of the Drakan Stone Statue to enter the Hidden Library.
Step 14. Activate the Hidden Switch.
Step 15. Defeat Zhanim the Librarian.
Step 16. Examine the Traveller's Bag (it looks old and worthless, but holds an important document written by a pupil of Theobomos.).
Step 17. Read the Udas Research Diary.
Step 18. Report the result to Brigade General Yulia.

XP: 14003562

Mithril Coin
Inggison Illusion Fortress Scroll

Selectable Rewards
Yulia's Bandana
Yulia's Hat
Yulia's Chain Hood
Yulia's Helm

Monday, November 24, 2014

Case Study No. 1695: Kate the Library Assistant

Episode One - Part One
1st part to 1st episode.
Tags: book mice
Added: 6 years ago
From: BookMiceEpisodes
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[scene opens in the library, as the female assistant (brown hair, blue sweater, blue jeans) walks in carrying a pile of folders, when she stops and notices a potted plant sitting precariously atop a pile of books]
KATE: Oh no, not again!
[she drops her folders (and her handbag) and tries rushing over to the plant, but it tips over and falls to the floor]
[she sighs, then cut to a puppet mouse (hanging the letter "B" on the inside of a wall in the library) as the show's theme song plays]
SINGERS: Bookmice!
[another mouse runs in and places an "O" next to it]
SINGERS: Bookmice!
[another mouse runs in and places another "O" on the wall, then cut to an exterior shot of the St. Clair/Silverthorn Public Library]
SINGERS: They live inside the library ... Bookmice!
[cut back to behind the wall, as the mice hang up the letters "K" and "M"]
SINGERS: Behind the wall where no one can see ... Look twice!
[cut to various shots of the mice in the library reading books]
SINGERS: Three curious mice who love to read ... Bookmice!
[cut to one of the mice holding the letter "I", as he stops and turns to the camera]
SINGERS: There's Norbert ...
[the camera pans over to show another mouse holding the letter "C"]
SINGERS: Zazzy ...
[the camera pans over to the final mouse holding the letter "E"]
SINGERS: And Leon!
[they place the remaining letters up on the wall, spelling out the title of the show]
SINGERS: They got a lot to say ... They're Bookmice!
[the mice starts dancing, then one by one scurry off screen]
SINGERS: Look twice ...
[they all pop back into frame, then immediately leave again]
SINGERS: Bookmice!
["The Prankster" appears on screen, then cut back to the library assistant trying to clean up the soil that spilled out of the broken pot]
KATE: Ooh, this makes me so mad! This is the third time this week that someone has played one of these stupid practical jokes!
[she starts picking up the pieces of the pot and sighs]
KATE: Oh, Misses Keaton will be just furious!
[cut to two of the mice spying on the woman from inside a nearby wall]
NORBERT: Who do you suppose is doing this?
ZAZI: I don't know, but there's got to be a way to find out!
NORBERT: Yeah, it may be funny for them, but it sure isn't funny for Kate!
ZAZI: Wait a minute!
NORBERT: Zazi, you've got that look in your eye ... What are you thinking?
ZAZI: Come on, let's find Leon ... I've got an idea!


[the library assistant is taking a VHS tape out of the VCR, as the mice spy on her from inside the wall]
ZAZI: Hmm, so far so good! Everything seems to be fine today ... no sign of any stupid stunts!
[cut back to the library assistant, as she ejects the tape]
KATE: Now, where is that container?
[she reaches for some VHS boxes underneath the VCR, then recoils in horror and screams when she notices a large rubber spider]
[cut back to the three mice, as they gasp]
ZAZI: Oh no, it's happened again!
NORBERT: Poor Kate!
[the third mouse, however, looks away and tries to stifle a laugh ... but tries to brush it off when he notices the other two are looking at him]
LEON: Oh, uh ... it's terrible! It's just terrible!
[cut back to the library assistant, as she picks up the spider]
KATE: Oh, I am so tired of these ridiculous practical jokes!
[she gets up and storms off in a huff, then cut back to the three mice behind the wall]
ZAZI: This Prankster character has just gone too far!
NORBERT: Yeah, it's not funny anymore!
LEON: Oh? I dunno, I thought it was kinda funny ...
ZAZI: It is not, Leon! This joker doesn't know when to stop!
[Leon mocks her in a condescending tone]
LEON: Well then, why don't you try to catch him, huh?
ZAZI: We will!



Bookmice is a Canadian children's educational sitcom, where a public library is secretly inhabited by three fun loving mice.

Zazi (voiced by Trish Leeper)
Norbert (voiced by Nina Keogh)
Leon (voiced by Karen Valleau)
Kate (Stephanie Broschart) - The library assistant.
Cat - A ginger cat with green eyes. Seeks to catch the mice.
Luke (Andrew Sardella)
Jason (Ari Magder)
Alysha (Erica Luttrell)
Mr. Flower (Eric Fink)
Officer Martinez (Stefanie Samuels)


Episode 8
The Prankster

The mice try to find who is playing pranks on the librarian Kate.

Book Read: "Miss Nelson is Missing!"



Bookmice (1991- )
TV Series - 30 min

The main characters in this TVO kids' series were three puppet mice who lived behind the wall in a library, and didn't always get along. Their names were Zazi, Norbert, and Leon. They made friends with certain kids who regularly came to the library, but always had to make sure that no librarian was ever aware of their presence in the building! The mice were often visited by the Wiz of Wonder, a wizard who was a friend of theirs, and eventually started working in the library in disguise, going by the name Mr. Flower. There was also a puppet feline in the show named Exit, who often caused trouble in the lives of the mice while he was around. Zazi, Norbert, and Leon often encountered some other interesting visitors as well.



Bookmice (Series) (1991-1999)
Aka: Book Mice
Broadcast: TVOntario

Norbert, Zazi, and Leon, three fun-loving mice, live secretly behind the walls of the neighborhood library. Only Lee, a lonely boy who has just moved into the area, and an interloping, decrepit cat know of the existence of the Bookmice. Later in the series, the mice are discovered by three new children, Alysha, Jason, and Luke, who become their secret friends. Humor, wonder, stories, music, and delightful animation are present in the everyday adventures of the mice, as they explore the wondrous world of books - and the library's many friends and activities. Along with encouraging a love of reading, programs promote social values, as children learn about helping others, the importance of honesty, and overcoming fears.

Episode Guide

Moving Day - #01 - The mice are planning a move to a new home in the cheese factory, until they listen to a story shared by Lee and the library assistant, Kate.

The Mess - #03 - While tidying and taking inventory in the library, Kate loses some certificates and finds a toy car. Secretly, the mice help Kate find what she's lost.

A Friend like You - #04 - Norbert learns that Lee is having trouble fitting in at his new school. He introduces himself and the other mice to the astonished boy.

Secret Friends - #05 - Lee lends the toy car to Norbert, who loses it in the basement. Norbert risks capture by the cat as he searches for the car, which Kate eventually recovers.

Playtime - #06 - Zazi, back from drawing lessons, thinks a name change will improve her art. Lee helps the other mice perform a play to convince her to keep her name.

Growing - #07 - Kate and Lee discuss what plants need to grow. Norbert, who wants to grow quickly, overhears, and tries some of their methods - on himself.

The Prankster - #08 - Someone is playing practical jokes in the library, and they are not funny anymore. A search begins to reveal the terrible trickster.

The Wiz of Wonder - #09 - Zazi's writing inspiration, the Wizard of Wonder, gets trapped in the computer. Meanwhile, Leon and Norbert try again to get rid of the cat.

Lost and Found - #10 - After the Wizard returns to Wonderworld, Leon finds some old toys in the basement. Kate worries about losing her voice, and Lee loses his library card.

Surprises - #11 - Norbert thinks that Lee is the only one who has remembered his birthday, but Zazi and Leon are secretly organizing a party. A magic seashell arrives from the Wizard.

Muscle Mouse - #12 - While Leon exercises in preparation for a confrontation with the cat, Norbert mopes around because it's too dangerous to leave the library for a game of baseball. Lee, who is collecting old toys for the annual Humane Society sale, comes to Norbert's rescue.

Claws for Alarm - #13 - Despite Leon's efforts to secure the library, the cat gets in again and plots his revenge against the mice. Leon and Lee have an argument over Lee's project on cats.

Tall Tales - #14 - A new girl named Jenna comes to the library to work on a school project; Lee is initially put off by her boasting, but Zazi, watching from the wall grate, is smitten by Jenna's glamorous clothing and the exciting lifestyle she leads.

On Our Own - #15 - Zazi and Leon miss Norbert when he spends a couple of nights away from home for the first time. Kate is worried about Lee when he doesn't drop by the library for a few days.

Friend or Foe - #16 - The mice discover the cat in the basement, badly injured in a fight. Zazi insists that they nurse him back to health; Leon and Norbert reluctantly help.

The Hobby - #17 - Feeling as if he's the only one without a hobby, Norbert begins looking for something special that he can do. Lee competes with a girl named Alison to make the best model dinosaur, and accidentally lets the library's iguana loose.

The Puppet Makers - #18 - While Leon searches for a place in the library to hide some "treasure," he is stalked by the cat. Lee's new interest in puppets gives the mice an idea to frighten the cat.

The Circus - #19 - When Norbert and Leon investigate a strange sound coming from the basement, they discover the cat suffering from an annoying affliction. After Kate invites Lee to a performance by the Cirque du Soleil, Norbert begins wondering whether he will ever see a circus.

Out of this World - #21 - The Wizard of Wonder invites the mice to a party, and unintentionally creates a big problem when he tries to teach Norbert to dance. After a stargazing excursion, Lee and Mrs. Keaton, the librarian, find the Wizard trapped in the library.

Scout's Honor - #22 - Lee must design and build a mousetrap to earn his Cub Scout handicraft badge. Leon plans to camp out overnight to get his camping badge and, while reading some survival manuals, makes an interesting discovery.

Truth to Tell - #23 - Leon struggles to control his tendency to exaggerate, while Zazi tries to cut down on snacking. Mrs. Keaton the librarian wins an award and gets caught up in the glamour of the presentation ceremony.

C is for Cat - #24 - Norbert becomes the "King of Silverthorn"; Kate is apprehensive about the arrival of an after-school drama teacher; and the cat begins learning the alphabet.

All Together Now - #25 - Leon invents a robot to do housework, but Norbert is not pleased when the contraption malfunctions and destroys some of his treasures. The cat continues reading lessons.

Monkeying Around - #26 - Norbert is upset to learn that Lee will no longer be coming to the library. He is consoled by Exit, who gives him his special key collection. Two new children, Alysha and Jason, discover the mice.

The Teddy Bear Party - #27 - Alysha and Jason meet the mice and promise to keep their secret. Norbert's favorite toy, Freddie the Frog, is repaired and almost given away at The Teddy Bear Party.

Helping Hands - #28 - The Wiz of Wonder assumes a second identity as Mr. Flower to get a job in the library and fulfill a special mission. Leon and Norbert start a Handymouse Repair Service for their friends.

Lucky Leon - #29 - Leon relies on good luck charms and superstitions to replace Zazi's Walkmouse which he and Norbert have accidentally broken. Alysha, Jason, and Mr. Flower prepare for Friday the 13th.

Dinner Is Served - #30 - The mice are invited to dine with The Wiz, but unexpectedly travel to Wonderworld, where they meet a couple of pesky bees and a mean witch.

Tricky Business - #31 - Norbert tries to help Exit learn the finer point of becoming a household pet. All the mice eventually persuade him to lure Jason's lost dog back to the library.

Winter Woes - #32 - While Norbert and Leon excitedly welcome the first winter snowfall, Zazi dreams of becoming a famous figure skater. The Wiz's homemade survival kits come in handy during a severe blizzard.

Ode to Alysha - #34 - Norbert becomes smitten with Alysha after she kisses him in gratitude for finding her lost ring. Exit offers worldly advice as Norbert struggles to express his feelings.

Tooth Fairy Troubles - #35 - Fiona Fay, a most unlikely Tooth Fairy, arrives a night late to collect Norbert's first lost tooth and becomes stranded in the library.

Mysterious Monsters - #37 - Norbert overcomes his fear of monsters, and Jason summons up enough courage to speak in public.

Live and Let Live - #38 - Exit toughens up after joining The Alleycat Club. Norbert helps The Wiz by babysitting Mother Duck's egg, which nearly becomes breakfast for the cat.

A Talent for Trouble - #39 - Kate is overworked and exhausted. The mice help her by cleaning up the library. After several disagreements, Alysha and Jason finally cooperate in putting on a puppet show ... with two surprise "stars."

You Can Do It - #40 - Exit tries to prove to his alleycat buddies that he's not a pussycat by accepting a challenge to fight. Leon helps him prepare, but it's brains, not brawn, that eventually win the day. Kate struggles to find a suitable story topic after entering a writing contest.

Chocolate Chip Trouble - #41 - Leon finds an old electric keyboard that he and Norbert try to fix; Zazi makes chocolate chip cookies for Alysha for her birthday; and Luke, a new boy in the library, thinks he is not invited to Alysha's birthday party. Norbert sneaks one of Zazi's cookies and becomes transparent.

Double Exposure - #42 - Zazi's skating banquet and Leon's scout dinner are scheduled on the same night. Zazi is angry because Norbert and Leon promised to attend her function, Leon thinks his event is as important as Zazi's, and Norbert doesn't know what to do. Fairy godmother Fiona Fay tries to help but only complicates matters.

Work and Play - #43 - Exit drops in on Leon and Norbert while they are practising their music and says he might be able to get them a real set of drums; he comes through later on but then tries to take control of the band. Norbert is a nuisance when the three mice clean their room together.

Write Right - #44 - Alysha finds time to try out for the baseball team only after she talks Norbert into helping her with a book report; he ends up reluctantly writing the whole assignment. Exit continues to try to take control of the band; Norbert continues to resist, but accepts some sheet music the cat offers him.

Sour Notes - #45 - While Norbert has enthusiastically worked on his part for band practice, Leon shows up unprepared. Exit comments on the bad notes Leon is playing, and Leon walks out. Meanwhile, Alysha and Luke join Kate in a lip sync contest. Luke meets the mice.

The Sky Is Falling - #46 - During a storm, a large pole falls through the skylight above the mice's room; while the window is being repaired, Zazi and Norbert stay first with Exit and then the Wiz, and learn about sharing with someone they're not used to. Luke makes similar adjustments when his grandfather comes to live with him.

Wishful Thinking - #47 - Norbert rubs a lamp he finds in the library, and genie-in-training Fiona Fay appears. She conjures up a pizza for him, but then eats it herself. Meanwhile, Alysha loses all the money she earned in a run to raise money for the local community centre.

Someone's Sick - #48 - Zazi, Luke, and Mrs. Keaton all have the flu, but when Mr. Flower (the Wiz) starts coming down with it too, his tracking systems go haywire and he disappears with every sneeze. Alysha is frightened when he vanishes before her eyes; he confesses to being a wizard in disguise.

Good News, Bad News - #50 - Exit and the Mousetones are invited to play at a mouse hop but without Exit. Mrs. Keaton falls off a step stool while she's shelving books, and sprains her ankle.

The Library Fairy - #51 - Fiona Fay is upset about being fired from the Federation of Fairies. The mice try to help her find a new job. Luke tries out for the soccer team and is surprised when he is accepted.

The Story Thief - #52 - Someone in Wonderworld is stealing stories and fairy tales. The Wiz and the mice help Cosmo, the head wizard, track the culprit down.

Lights! Camera! Exit 1 - #53 - Kate and Mr. Flower (the Wiz) plan a celebration for the library's tenth birthday. Because Zazi is away and will miss the big even, Leon decides to videotape the proceedings. Luke discovers that Mr. Flower is really a wizard.

All That Glitters - #54 - The mice decide to hold a rummage sale. Norbert discovers a divining rod and proceeds to locate "gold" in the library.

Not Nice - #55 - The Witch arrives from Wonderworld and tries to turn the mice into frogs. With a little help from the Wiz, Exit saves the day.

Magic or Not - #56 - Fiona Fay comes for a visit, bringing with her a book of spells. Leon finds the book and tries to weave some magic, with dubious results.

The Word Wizard - #57 - Norbert can't seem to be able to do anything right; a new "word wizard" program is started at the library to encourage reading - but Alysha's new friends convince her that books are not cool; Mr. Flower and Luke help to gather books for the community centre. Norbert reads Something Special by David McPhail.

Winning Ways - #58 - Norbert is very excited that Zazi and Leon are going to see him play in the big baseball game against the Squirrels; the Wiz is studying for his Wizard First Class licence; and an episode of Lardocks and Crunch is featured.

The Dream Team - #59 - The library is hosting a big Halloween party - but Alysha feels she's too old to dress up and Norbert refuses to attend when his friend Ramone the pumpkin is inadvertently carved into a jack-o'-lantern. Hoping to change their minds, Fiona Fay and the Wiz team up to cast a spell. The mice read A Dark Dark Tale by Ruth Brown and watch another episode of Lardocks and Crunch.

Exit to Egypt - #60 - The library kicks off its celebration of the cultures of the world with an exhibit on Egypt; Exit, who is being pestered by a neighborhood dog, overhears that in Egypt, cats are treated like kings, and decides to escape to the "land of the pharaohs." Norbert reads Zoom Upstream by Tim Wynne-Jones.

What a Ball! - #61 - The Mousetones receive a rave review after a performance - but Exit's name is left out; Fiona Fay asks Exit and the Mousetones to play at Cinderella's wedding. The Wiz reads from Fish and Flamingo by Nancy White Carlstrom.

It Only Hurts When I Laugh - #62 - Leon's big dream of becoming a stand-up comic doesn't pan out exactly as planned when he appears at the Rat's Nest Comedy Club's amateur night; Mrs. Keaton is hurt to learn that she doesn't have a sense of humor. Leon watches another episode of Lardocks and Crunch.

The Sky Travellers - #63 - Cosmo decides to step down as Head Wizard of Wonderworld because he believes his imagination is running out; the Wiz is forced to take Cosmo's old job with some disastrous results. Cosmo reads Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.

That's Funny - #64 - Fiona Fay drops in and tries to plug her new sideline - fun kits; Luke desperately tries to raise money to fix his bike. Norbert watches an episode of Lardocks and Crunch.

Ready to Roll! - #65 - The mice hope to be booked on a cross-country tour with their band - but Exit wants no part of the deal. Mr. Flower is asked to speak at a magic convention.

Shamrocks and Shilalees - #66 - Seamus McFee, a charming but mischievous leprechaun, takes a liking to the library when he drops in on the mice and friends as they prepare for Irish Week. He decides to make it his permament home, but he can't stay unless he finds someone to trade places with him. When he tricks Zazi into holding his magic hammer, she disappears into Leprechaun Land, where she is forced to take up cobbling. With the help of the Wiz and Alysha, Norbert and Leon set out to rescue Zazi, but underestimate the powers of the tiny trickster. (1hr)

Norbert's Dream - #67 - After a nasty bump on the head, Norbert realizes his life has been at the whim of a group of writers creating a children's television series. Puppeteers, actors, cameras, wardrobes, props, makeup - what an odd world. This can't be happening. Or can it?



The Silverthorn Public Library, at 1748 St. Clair Avenue West is famous for appearing on the opening sequence of the syndicated Book Mice television show. Children from all over Canada and as far away as the United States have stopped in to visit the home of the book mice. The staff at this library even conduct a Book Mice Tour much to the delight of the children who visit here.