Tag: Movies

Half-elf description #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

I’ve looked through the different works and various forms of elves and what their half-breed children are like. Half Breeds in some stories look like their human parent, almost completely and I’ll explain why below… In other stories, they are mixed, though in most, they have slightly pointed ears, but otherwise look like humans. So far, there is one consistency; elven genes are recessive … Read More Half-elf description #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Why do books not always translate well to movies? #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

It’s not always the easiest question to answer. A lot of things go into making the jump from the written word to the big screen. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it doesn’t. Some stories weren’t ever meant to be turned into movies while others seem like they were made for it. Let’s explore some of the reason why a book may not translate well: … Read More Why do books not always translate well to movies? #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

The Antihero

I’ve always loved the antihero character archetype. To me, the least interesting character has always been the main hero, the good guy, the knight in shining armor. All too often the good guy is the same basic formula; A naive individual called upon to take up a weapon (either literal or metaphorical) and go on a quest to vanquish evil. Throughout this quest s/he … Read More The Antihero

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Death’s Work-Around

Hello Writers, Did you recently kill off a character? Do you regret it? Do you want to get that character back but are too good to simply resurrect the character? Well we’ve got a lesser known, yet equally cheap gimmick for you; take the character from another reality! At the low cost of your writing credibility, you can have you character back without any … Read More Death’s Work-Around

Unpopular Opinion: The Phantom Menace Wasn’t A Bad Movie

  Shaddap! Okay we all remember Episode 1 being the most anticipated movie in almost all of history. Fans were nuts! Action figures literally flew off of the shelves (I think I still have a few) and people were ready for Star Wars fever. We’ve been without a new movie for over a decade and were itching for this. What we got… did not … Read More Unpopular Opinion: The Phantom Menace Wasn’t A Bad Movie

Unpopular Opinion: Bakshi did it better!

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know how I feel about things like preaching in your story, out of context political diatribe, breaking the 4th well, inappropriately clashing reality with fantasy, and so on. Well… today I wanted to touch on a subject that I think is getting constantly […]

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The Love/Hate with Relationship Writing

There seems to be a trend that is pretty well-established in Hollywood, but unfortunately has also inked its way into literature and other various art forms as well, and its one I do not like nor do I think its effects are positive. What do I mean by that? Well let’s think about this for a moment; Name one TV show in recent memory … Read More The Love/Hate with Relationship Writing

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The Double Standard of Art

There seems to be a trend that is pretty well-established in Hollywood, but unfortunately has also inked its way into literature and other various art forms as well, and its one I do not like nor do I think its effects are positive. What do I mean by that? Well let’s think about this for […]

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Prequelitis

I think I can speak for everyone here when I say that we’re all pretty tired of prequels am I right? Earlier in the week I heard through the grapevine that Game of Thrones was going to have a couple of spinoff series dealing with events that happened before the events we all know and love. The response I’ve heard; A collective groan. Of … Read More Prequelitis

Doctor Sleep: An Awake Review #Movies #StephenKing #DoctorSleep

SPOILER WARNING! (Also note, this review is about the movie. I haven’t read the book yet, so if it’s explained in the book, that’s fine, but criticisms still stand if left out of the film) As most of my readers know, I do not typically do movie reviews… like ever. Most of my reviews deal with action figures, commentary on writing, etc. So as … Read More Doctor Sleep: An Awake Review #Movies #StephenKing #DoctorSleep

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Nostalgia Goggles.

You ever watch a good movie, read a good book, or go somewhere fun, and store it away in your memory? Then years later, you go back to that thing and its not nearly what you remember? Sometimes its better, sometimes it worse, and some times its just different than what your mind recorded. For me, I have a few examples: Masters of the … Read More Nostalgia Goggles.

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Death’s Work-Around

Hello Writers, Did you recently kill off a character? Do you regret it? Do you want to get that character back but are too good to simply resurrect the character? Well we’ve got a lesser known, yet equally cheap gimmick for you; take the character from another reality! At the low cost of your writing credibility, you can have you character back without any … Read More Death’s Work-Around