Tag: Fantasy

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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Every Stone and Flower Tells a Story – The Symbolism of the Almsivi’s Skin Colour

  Like every person who’s just a bit too old to know what the hell Fortnite is, I once played “The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.” And while I had my issues with the game, one thing I always enjoyed immensely about it was its living gods: Almalexia, Sotha Sil and Vivec. Not only because I …

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The Battle at Ostagar: Unwanted Failure or Deliberate Manipulation? – Discussing Loghain’s Motivations

  War is hell. It brings about the worst kind of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder imagineable. Many a knight has spent the night screaming for his beloved mama. So do I, for after all these years I’m still suffering immensely from the failed battle at Ostagar. Not because of the gruesome deaths, the fact that …

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From Gold to Black – Is the Black City Arlathan?

  As Dragon Age players we all know the story of the Black City. It’s the very first thing anyone is confronted with upon starting a game of “Dragon Age: Origins.”  But to recap, just in case: At the beginning of time the Maker, jolly old chap that he is, created a beautiful golden city …

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The Charge of the Dothraki? – Explaining What Cavalry Is All About

  Oh hai there, it’s me, Maddy. I’m in the army now! Together with my bestie Analyze I’ve enrolled in the Dothraki super duper special awesome horde. I could not refuse the plastic bow I got for free! And my dearest Analyze says he’s a khal now! He’s leading the Dothraki army! We’re waiting for …

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Come At Me Bro – Why I Hate Lyanna Mormont

  Brave, strong, fearless, puts the assholes in their place and is loyal to the heroes. All of these words describe Lyanna Mormont. Officially introduced in season 5 and making her first on-screen appearance in season 6, ever since then she (and her 62 men, can’t forget about those) have been steadfast supporters of our …

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A Lot – What Went Wrong with Game of Thrones

  As you all well know we’re sticklers for consistency and sobriety here at Analytical Madness. So when we watched the latest seasons of Game of Thrones we found ourselves a bit… puzzled. And not just a bit puzzled. But more like you found a box in a random trashcan and like half the puzzle …

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The Silence Before the Storm – Was Episode 2 the Best or Worst of Season 8?

  With the second episode of season 8 of Game of Thrones behind us the plot has finally moved towards what we always wanted. The epic battle of the White Walkers against the living. It’ll be full of carnage, slaughter, blood, horrified looks and the clanging of Valyrian steel against ice spears. But first we …

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A Doomed Relationship – Why Klaus Could Never Have Been a Good Father to Marcel

  I can say with confidence that the best new relationship The Originals introduced was the one between the controlling Klaus Mikaelson and his obstinate son Marcel Gerard. And one of the reasons for this is that it is in its very essence a tragic relationship. One that had so many positive emotions and kindness …

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