Tag: Fantasy

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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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 Salvatore boarding school in Mystic Falls. Now, …

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The Fiend Behind the Mirror – Why The Necromancer Was the Best Written Villain of Season 1

  As season 2 of Legacies begins I feel it’s pertinent and absolutely necessary to reflect upon season 1 first. After all, it has a ton of issues, one of the bigger ones being the monster of the week formula. Most of the monsters that appeared were one-dimensional, bland and do nothing but screech and …

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Missing the Light at the End of the Tunnel – Why The Originals’ Ending Doesn’t Work

  The Originals has been over for quite some time at this point. And many people were… not entirely satisfied with the ending. That is to say that I hope the writer’s room for Legacies is fireproof and they don’t accept fanmail without thorough inspection. But why were their dearest fans so upset? What lies …

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The Hurricane Inside the Stoic – Analysing Sten From Dragon Age Origins

  One of the most interesting things about the Dragon Age video game series is that the writers just love laying things out in the open from the start. It’s not just foreshadowing, it’s laying all of their cards on the table immediately because they know that they can make a royal flush. But because …

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Of Cats and Castles – Discussing Where Elder Scrolls VI Should Be Set

  5 Min Read The Elder Scrolls has been in decline for quite some time some would argue. Some important people. Mostly me. And nobody with any brains would argue otherwise. But being ever-the-optimist, I decided I would outline what I would like the Elder Scrolls VI to be. And I figured the creature might …

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A Shiny Microcosm – The True Power of the Circle of Magi

  As I was playing another round of Dragon Age Origins I came across a helpful young Tranquil lad in Ostagar. A magey lad who was kind enough to explain to me what tranquility and enchantments are all about. One line in particular was striking: “Enchantment provides the circle its wealth. Certainly, we would not …

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From Pit Bulls to Puppies – How the Originals Were Trivialized

  “He’s here. This was a mistake. He wants me dead, Rose! I can’t do this! You give her to him, he’ll have mercy on you, but I need to get out of here.” Moments later a knock on the door. The door of the old manor slowly creaks open and a man in an …

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When The Make-Over Drains Your Soul – A Further Criticism of 2019 Jasmine

  Now I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t I already discuss why Jasmine was bad in the last CG? Yes. Yes, I did. But to my everlasting shame and eternal regret I did not manage to effectively communicate my humongously big buggaboo for the 2019 Jasmine. You see, poor Analyze fell asleep during my five …

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