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"The Hero's Need" and Other Storytelling Issues

Stories are like opinions: everyone has one and some start to sound very much alike if you look close enough. Even with stories that seem like they have nothing in common, like  713 more words

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My Personal Canon for the Star Wars Expanded Universe

With the coming of Star Wars Episode VII, many longtime fans were shocked to learn that the Expanded Universe of books, TV shows, video games, comics, and other media would no longer be viewed as canon. 928 more words

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Reformed Villains

For the longest time, I found that there was a kind of story that always interested me: the story where a villain teams up with the hero in order to stop a larger threat. 731 more words

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"Extant" TV Show Review

Last night, I had the pleasure in reviewing a new Sci-Fi show on CBS, as you surely all should know, called “Extant.” Of course after seeing Halle Berry in… 441 more words


Fading Magic Meets Murder Mystery: Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

Despite my professed love for science fiction, I can’t argue with the fact that fantasy is still appealing even if the majority of those genre novels, films, shows, and games seem to be set in the same medieval context. 672 more words

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Take a Trip on a Talking Bike: Kino's Journey

When I’m looking up a new anime series to watch, I usually get most of my interest sparked from reading TV Tropes pages, from what my friends will recommend to me, and from titles I’ve simply heard a lot about and decide to finally watch. 632 more words

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First Look: The Flash (2014)

Over the last few months, I’ve had friends tell me how awesome the CW has gotten with shows like Arrow. And despite all the hype, I never did get around to watching  828 more words

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