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The Villain Checklist: Kick The Dog

Blake Snyder’s seminal work Save The Cat! is considered the bible of Hollywood screenwriting and its backbone is the titular plot point. In the book, Snyder describes the “Save the cat” moment as a relatively small but very important instance … Continue reading

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Review: Beauty And The Beast, Kong: Skull Island, Ghost In The Shell

Beauty And The Beast Trailer Belle (Emma Watson) lives a frustratingly dull life in her provincial French town caring for her doting father (Kevin Kline) and fending off the unwelcome advances of town boor Gaston (Luke Evans). Things change when … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Defining Statements

The matter of the defining statement is an important one for all characters in any story, and the antagonist is no exception to that. What do I mean when I say defining statement, in the context of the villain? Simply … Continue reading

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Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #1

So we come to Leaves On The Wind, the official full scale comic continuation of the Firefly/Serenity story, written by Zach Whedon with art work by Georges Jeanty. In the next six entries, I’d like to take a walkthrough through … Continue reading

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Serenity: The Other Half And Downtime

Let’s move on from the world of role playing games for a while and go back towards Firefly/Serenity’s more mainstream media efforts post-film, in the form of more comic books. Today, I’d like to take a look at some of … Continue reading

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Review: The Big Short

The Big Short Trailer Another I missed from earlier in the year – it was actually a late 2015 release in the States I believe – that Netflix has let me catch up with. The Big Short was a surprise … Continue reading

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Serenity: The Unification War

It was while reading “The Shepherd’s Tale” that I began to think a bit more about the Unification War, that defining event in the history of the ‘verse that so looms over everything that unfolds in Firefly and Serenity. It’s … Continue reading

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