Tag: Fantasy

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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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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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 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 children’s death trap (also called the Salvatore …

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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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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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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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Groundhog Die – Why Hell is Other People is the Best Vampire Diaries Episode of Season 7

  When anyone mentions season 7 of “The Vampire Diaries” I get a cold chill down my spine. A warm feeling collects down my throat and I can feel the acid burning my esophagus. Suffice it to say… I am not a fan. I am not a fan of any season of TVD after season …

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Be Careful What You Wish For – Why the Aladdin Remake is Terrible

  My therapist told me, before I fired her, that I’m supposed to try to be more positive. So let’s be optimistic. Aladdin is a movie. It really is. It has actors. It has dialogue. It has CGI, a lot of it, and it even has cinematography. And I can honestly say that I haven’t …

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