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FROM THE ARCHIVES – The Flood (Definitive Edition)

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE OLD HALO ARCHIVE, MARCH 2015 Reposted without edits, save navigational issues. Review and analysis of Halo: The Flood by William C. Dietz The Flood (The Definitive Edition) by William C. Dietz Here lie the events that will … Continue reading

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Book Rec: On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior

On Reading Well is the most fruitful impulse purchase of my life. Well, save perhaps for Halo: The Flood. Karen Swallow Prior’s book is a collection of essays examining how certain books explore various virtues, and I fell in love with … 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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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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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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