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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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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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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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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