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The Expanding Scale of Civilisation – Why the Comic Just Works

  Warning: if you haven’t read the comics yet, you’re about to be spoiled big time. If you don’t want to be spoiled, READ THE COMIC YOU SILLY SAUSAGE! For the sake of correctness and the pursuit of knowledge I decided to make the ultimate sacrifice. I decided to do what no other man or …

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Gentlemen, Take Your Seats – A Case Study in the Art of Wordless Communication

  Game of Thrones used to have some great scenes. I know, I know, it’s hard to believe. But once upon a time, before it was the stereotypical high fantasy disasterfest it became, there was a golden age where season after season you would find it stuffed full of great scenes. Episode after episode it …

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There’s Only White Meat and Dark Meat – Why the High Death Rate Is Good

  One of the controversial things about The Walking Dead is that characters die at a shockingly quick rate. Like a really, really quick rate. So quick I can’t even finish my biscuit. Even long-established characters like Glenn, Carl and protagonist Rick Grimes, have been killed or shipped off unto greener zombie free pastures. This …

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A Lion Still Has Claws – Why Reforging Ice is the Best Scene in Game of Thrones

  Everyone has their favourite scenes in Game of Thrones. Hardly surprising, as the show is packed full of epic battles, incredible monologues and exciting plot twists. And my favourite scene… is none of those. It’s a scene where some old guy hands a sword to a blacksmith for reforging and then throws a wolf …

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Into the Wilds! – The True Power of the Wildlings

  The Free Folk are an everlooming threat during the Jon and Sam chapters in A Song of Ice and Fire. Lean and mean, rough and tough, old and bold, the Wildlings are the stuff of nightmares for our fearless watchers on the wall. Indeed, the wildlings form an army of 100,000 men and women …

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Selfless Redeemer or Selfish Controller? – Why Elijah Made Klaus a Worse Person

  Elijah and Klaus were no doubt the dynamic duo of The Originals. The Robin and Batman of the vampire world (unfortunately for many, minus the revealing suits), the bloodsucking murderous Bert and Ernie of the CW, the Analyze and picture-of-Analyze of the fanged figures. Two pees in a pot. And a heartwarming pot it …

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Behind the Pretty Exterior – Questioning the Premise of the Salvatore Boarding School (A Play)

  Warning: this article is a full quote article, a fantastical delving into my mind as we explore the premise of the Salvatore Boarding School. It doesn’t read like my normal articles, so all ye who expected that, ye be warned! Back when I was still a little Maddy I dreamed of one day getting …

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Behind Blue Eyes – Why Camille Was the Most Powerful Character on The Originals

  When dealing with a show where you regularly see 1000 year old super vampires, apocalyptically powerful witches and ancient culturally insensitive spirits battle it out you would perhaps not immediately jump to the conclusion that a frail little blonde human is one of the most powerful people on it. Yet, being the loveable contrarian …

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The Cursed Ruins of the Past – How Deconstructing Steampunk Enhances Immersion

  Steampunk is a weird concept I adore oh so much. It’s a genre that uses a combination of both fantasy, science fiction and a power source invented in the 17th century. Basically it wants to live both in the future by presenting us many nifty little inventions while living in the past, as in …

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Worthy Heir or Disappointment – Should The Vampire Diaries Fans Watch Legacies?

  Legacies, for those of you not in the know, is the most recent spin-off (the cynical among you might say “cash grab”) belonging to the Vampire Diaries universe. Following the life of Hope Mikaelson, daughter of Klaus Mikaelson, and the lives of the other students at the children’s death trap (also called the Salvatore …

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