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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels: “Twin Suns” – Part 1 – Cold Open

FOREWORD The best stories are the ones that encourage exploration. Exploration of stories takes many forms: fan art, fanfic, cosplay, discussions, celebrations, make-believe play, or ridiculously long essays. Sometimes the exploration is a conscious act, something actively pursued. Sometimes it’s … Continue reading

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Good Science Fiction: An Examination Through the Lens of ODST

A rewrite of an old, old blog post of mine when I was but a wee blogger. To me, Halo 3: ODST doesn’t feel like Halo. Let me rephrase: the story of ODST doesn’t feel like Halo. The audio drama … Continue reading

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War for the Planet of the Apes: Bleakness without Cynicism

The quiet moments in War for Planet of the Apes surprised me. Bleak stories like this movie can easily veer very sharply off into cynicism. Moments of joy or hope get cut horrifically short because it’s “realistic.” To quote a … Continue reading

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I’m Particular about My Bennets: A Brief Reflection on a Few Adaptations of Elizabeth from Pride & Prejudice

My litmus test for any adaptation of Pride & Prejudice essentially boils down to the scene where Mr. Darcy slights Lizzie. How the writers of the adaptation chose to make her respond pretty much establishes how well they know the character … Continue reading

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Framing a Lightsaber Battle: A Brief, Close Read of the Cinematography of “Twin Suns”

Three seconds. Star Wars: Rebels told us a story and gave us a twist ending in three seconds primarily through staging and cinematography. “Twin Suns” spoilers ahead.

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Emotional Attachments: A Character Analysis of Obi-Wan and Maul

A while back there was an analysis on Maul from Tumblr user scribbleymark, about how Maul is a sympathetic villain because he genuinely cares about certain individuals. This analysis has stayed with me throughout my watch of Star Wars: Rebels and influenced … Continue reading

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Halo Wars 2: A Summary

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