You see, I’ve struggled with math my entire life because I could never understand why the numbers did what they did. Elementary Logic 122 was entirely about why the numbers did what they did, except in convoluted rhetoric with a handful of philosophy thrown in. I would have been much better off if I had just bit the bullet and taken Intro to Stats. At least there were only 10 digits you had to work with, not a long list of vocabulary and a myriad of symbols that made me feel like Sophie Neveu from The Da Vinci Code. A horseshoe? Really?
Pan’s Labyrinth was directed by Guillermo del Torro (who also produced Pacific Rim and Kung Fu Panda 2…I don’t get it either). It’s set in Spain in 1944, after the Spanish Civil War and during intense exchanges between the guerilla rebel forces and the military under dictator Francisco Franco. Main characters include Ofelia, a daydreaming 10-year-old girl, her mother Carmen, her stepfather Captain Vidal, and her baby brother. Also included are fantastical beasts such as a talking faun, insect-like fairies, an enormous toad, and a child-eating monster that resembles something from the survivor horror video game Amnesia: The Dark Descent.