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When Nationalism Leads to Pacifism – Discussing the Main Theme of Attack on Titan

  Disclaimer: this article describes parts of the manga that have yet to appear in the anime. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read this article. Although really, considering how long the next arc has been out already I think you’re just being silly for not reading the manga. SO GO READ IT …

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A Song of Relationship Algebra – Does Brandon+Ashara Equal Anything?

  R+L=J, the idea that Jon is the son of Rheagar and Lyanna, is one of the oldest A Song of Ice & Fire theories out there. In fact I’d go so far as to say it’s the stonehenge of speculations. The dinosaur of AsoIaF discussions. The Pacman of postulates. But why would Martin include …

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The Fate of Siblings – Is Credence Dumbledore’s Obscurial?

  This article is a response to a theory about Credence. In this video Ben from the SuperCarlinBrothers posits a theory about just who Credence may be. Credence, our beloved emo kid with an identity crisis, is the obscurus Albus Dumbledore created from suppressing his magic after his duel with Grindelwald and his brother. It was …

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Was Vampire Hitler Right? – How Season 5’s Ending Betrays Its Themes

  The species of New Orleans have been at war for as long as we can remember. From the beginning of the show it is made very clear that vampires, werewolves and witches don’t get along. Throughout the series we see them fight each other, try to dominate each other, distrust each other and slaughter …

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One Step Forward, Twenty Steps Back – Why Hope Mikaelson Has No Character Arc

(Warning: this audio clip can get a wee bit loud. Please make sure your ears are still attached after listening if you use a headphone) I really didn’t want to watch season 5 of the Originals. I just didn’t. I knew before I even watched it that it would be awful. I knew that season …

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Will We Die Just a Little? – Deciphering Grindelwald’s Riddle

  The first Fantastic Beasts movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has probably long faded into the depths of most people’s memories. It was, after all, released several years ago. A veritable eternity in internet time. But nevertheless, with the fairly recent revelation Rowling made about the nature of Grindelwald and Dumbledore’s relationship, …

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Sore Is the Ass That Sits the Iron Throne – What “Fire & Blood” Says About Leadership

  What makes a good leader the goodest? As the fearless leader of “Analytical Madness” I know it is important to stand tall in the face of adversity. To present a strict, yet loveable, a stoic, yet relatable, a vulnerable, yet truly unflinching image. But that’s really hard when an inconsiderate asshole refuses to die …

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The Broken Man on the Broken Wheel – Why King Bran Doesn’t Work

  All hail king Bran The Broken, The First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Six Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm! May his reign be long and blessed. May he fix the country and right all the wrongs. May he gov- Oh screw it. What the …

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What Character Arc? – Why Damon’s Transformation into a Human Was a Betrayal

  Damon Salvatore is perhaps one of the most beloved characters in “The Vampire Diaries.” And this isn’t surprising. He’s funny, he’s beautiful, he’s alluring, he’s mysterious, he’s kind of a bad boy (alright, a lot of a bad boy) and yet he’s ultimately sympathetic, so long as you forget about all the killing. So …

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Rise of the Mad Queen 2.0 – Is Daenerys Going Insane Realistic?

  My fellow farmers, sculptors and prostitutes of King’s Landing. Rejoice! Praise the Seven who are One! For today a new mad queen arises to rule over us, take away from us, enslave us and destroy our very lives. Daenerys Targyaren, the Breaker of Chains, has decided she is going to burn it all, like …

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