Fiction and Fantasy

Tag: Discussions

  • Hype: When Others’ Opinions Affect Our Experience

    I finally got caught up on the deluge of Marvel movies. It took my more cinematically-informed friend sorting through the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s must-see’s and optional’s, but several weeks and six films later, I was finally ready to see the big one—Avengers: Infinity War. My friend tried hard not to say too much about it, […]

  • Why The Last Jedi Is So Divisive

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi is remarkably divisive, generating more polarized feedback than any other Star Wars film to date. Discussions have often devolved into shouting matches, shaming the other side for their perceived biases. Photo by Radovan on Unsplash It’s taken me a while to express my thoughts on The Last Jedi. What more […]

  • Movie Review: The Last Jedi

    This post will contain minor spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi You have been warned. Star Wars: The Last Jedi released in December of last year, almost four months to the day. And no Star Wars film has had such controversial reception. I saw this film shortly after […]

  • Parentage and Family History: Bane or Boon?

    This post will contain spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi You have been warned. YouTube 2018 Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the first new Star Wars film in a decade, so it came as little surprise when fans began feverishly theorizing about every question the film raised. Thousands of Star Wars theories flooded […]

  • In Defense of “Evil for Evil’s Sake” Villains

    Writer’s Note (10-10-18): Corrected some typos I noticed too embarrassingly late. My apologies. In the words of Spec Fic writer Janine Ippolito, they really do breed. Writer’s Note (8-4-22): Replaced pictures that went missing. Oops, pardon my mess! They’re back now. 🙂 — “Don’t make any ‘Mwahaha I’m so evil’ bad guys,” any so-called writing […]

  • Popularity and Art Quality

    You’re driving in your car listening to the radio, and that new pop song sensation comes on… for the five-hundredth time this week. And while everyone else seems to start tapping their feet to the beat, this song makes you want to rip off your ears. Awful. You get to class and your teacher tells […]

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