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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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Solo Set Up a Perfect Movie for [Spoilers]

Spoilers. Spoilers. Spoilers.

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” – Part 7 – It All Comes Down to This

All Close Read Entries You have to stick the landing. Not only is it the end of an ambitious episode of Rebels, not only is it the end of a particular Rebels arc this season, but it’s also the end … Continue reading

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Waiting for It to Feel Real

A refinery blew this morning in the city where I work. As of this writing, there have been injuries but no fatalities, and there is an ongoing evacuation of the surrounding area. I drove into work this morning with no … Continue reading

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I Scream, You Scream, Maul Screams, We All Scream for Kenobi

A companion post to an essay for Eleven-ThirtyEight On one hand, I feel bad for Ewan McGregor. I mean, I’m allowed to change my hairstyle and get in shape without thousands of people interrogating me about my career path. For … Continue reading

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