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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” – Part 10 – Suns and Moons

All Close Read Entries While most conversations in the fan community are focused on the last few minutes of the episode, my favorite parts involved Ezra and his journey. Most believe he was being arrogant, selfish, and foolish. Some even … Continue reading

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The Charming Sincerity of Venom

There will always be self-aware movies that give a wink and a nod to the audience. Deadpool is on the extreme end, with fourth wall breaks (and fourth wall breaks inside of fourth wall breaks), but it doesn’t always look … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Franchise – Jurassic World’s Prequel Novel

Jurassic World: The Evolution of Claire by Tess Sharpe is a newly-released YA prequel novel to the Jurassic World movies. It is also a point-of-view reversal from Crichton’s Jurassic Park and the spiritual successor to Crichton’s The Lost World, while exploring the main question of the franchise. … Continue reading

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” – Part 9 – Did You Ever Hear the Tragedy of Darth Maul the Lost?

All Close Read Entries When Maul kicks out the fire… you all of a sudden feel the vastness of where they are. (Joel Aron, CG Supervisor – Lighting & FX, “Apprentices to Outcasts”) Kicking out the fire leaves Ben and … Continue reading

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” – Part 8 – Sympathy for the Devil

All Close Read Entries I was hesitant at first to make this its own installment. One 5,000-word post on 90 seconds of Maul screaming in a desert was certainly a dramatic way to begin this close read. Three posts* and … Continue reading

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Vasily Beloi and His “Moral” Outrage – Finding Myself in Fiction: The Ugly

About the series: Finding Myself in Fiction There are plenty of characters in Halo to hate, even to love to hate. The Prophet of Truth, Admiral Margaret Parangosky, the Gravemind, the Master Builder, and countless other, minor villains. All despicable. … Continue reading

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If nothing else, let us pursue God’s heart, which desires mercy, not sacrifice.

It sounds like some of my brothers and sisters in Christ are torn on their desire to please the Lord through being lawful citizens and their desire to please the Lord through showing mercy to the immigrants. My heart hurts … Continue reading

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