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Some Men Just Want to Watch the World…Rain?

As a mother of a three year old, I try hard to curate the TV she watches, but inevitably, I am exposed to some stupid kids’ show from time to time. The kind that it makes me want to take … Continue reading

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Picking Over the Vulture

We finally got around to seeing Spiderman: Homecoming, and absolutely loved it. So unsurprisingly, I’m gonna talk about the Vulture, and will include spoilers. We liked the entire movie pretty well; I’m sure there’s room for criticism, but it’s a … Continue reading

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Failing Your Fears

A common theme in books is facing one’s fears, whether that’s the entire story arc, or just a side plot, or important character growth. And while there definitely are exceptions, a lot of these arcs progress where the character is … Continue reading

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Diablos Ex Machina

I’m sure you’ve all heard the term Deus Ex Machina and are familiar with why it’s generally a problem- and I’ve discussed why it’s a problem concerning the defeat of villains, even if not in those direct terms. You’ve probably … Continue reading

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What Makes a Villain a Villain?

This is a question I’ve thought about a lot, and one that many other people have also thought about a lot and procured many answers, most of which are good – all of the ones I’ve heard have been good … Continue reading

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Megamind Isn’t a (Real) Villain

Hello all! It’s nice to be back! I am still pregnant and actually still not in great shape because of it, but at this point, I’m mostly just exhausted instead of outright sick. And during this hiatus, I got the … Continue reading

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“I’ll Do Anything!”

Aaand we’re back to torture. Following up on your hero being a person who expresses pain when under duress, you probably ought to consider another aspect of toughing torture out. I mean usually – or sometimes at least – when … Continue reading

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LeFou and the Beast

So a little while back, I saw the new Beauty and the Beast. (And this post takes no care with spoilers so if you haven’t seen it, look out: there are spoilers.) I was nervous from the multitude of things I … Continue reading

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream…For Torture!

This one’s a huge pet peeve of mine. You have your hero in the terrifying dungeon of the bad guys, and they come in and do some horrible things to him/her, and… The hero, being a Super Tough Guy ™ … Continue reading

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No Pain, No Gain

Apparently, there’s nothing like a sinus infection to get you writing again. Or my writer’s block just happened to end in the middle of one, whatever. It was pretty poor timing because I simultaneously wanted to write and wanted to … Continue reading

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