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A Duel Upon the Razor's Edge: Some Problems With Good Guys

Think about any book you’ve ever read that featured a protagonist you might call “hero.” They may not be swept up in the dragon bothering, dungeon defiling antics of a high fantasy romp or heading up the clash between rival starfleets, but they’re the ones who give events their shape (or around whom the plot centers, as the case may be). 2,183 more words


The Tropes I Hate

There are so many tropes in books, especially in YA.  Sometimes, I get a little tired of certain ones.  So, today, I thought I would release some of my frustration and tell you what tropes I hate and why I dislike them so much. 1,292 more words


Moana the Chosen One?

So I’ve been reading a bunch of posts on Moana being “the chosen one” and I just need to vent my own thoughts. (Spoilers ahead) 314 more words


You can't do that... #TuesdayThoughts with Doris (@mamaD8)

*Hello, lovely, peeps, Doris here with some thoughts, or maybe that should be rants.


This post follows on quite nicely from Ravenna’s excellent post from yesterday… 542 more words

Writing Advice

The Breakdown: Unreliable Narrator

This is going to probably be the shortest Breakdown I have done since the concept is relatively simple. Why is it so simple? Probably because it happens all the time, intentional or not. 354 more words

The Breakdown

The Death of the Podcast

Welcome back to the Player’s Guide.

This week Jackson and Daniel get a little somber as they discuss death in fiction. Death is a powerful narrative tool, one that can be used very badly or very well. 80 more words

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Greetings Loved Ones! Liu Is The Name, and Views Are My Game.

The words “rape movie” and “heart-warming” don’t typically mesh well together. And yet, somehow, Lee Joon-ik’s… 743 more words

Film Review