Tag: Science Fiction

When Does the Cycle End? – Discussing the Main Issue With The Walking Dead

  Note: This article was written after the mid-finale of the first half of season 9. Therefore it doesn’t keep the second half in mind, nor is that necessary. I know what happens in the second half and nothing really argues against the smackdown I’m about to lay down. The best things of that half …

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More Than Just Bullies With Guns – Re-imagining the Saviors

  I like The Walking Dead. I really do. There is something about zombie shows that I really enjoy and I find it a fascinating venue to explore human nature. This is something that The Walking Dead explores thoroughly and it’s one of its better thematic points. With this in mind we should take a …

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From Sweet Child to Mass Murderer – Discussing Eren’s Character Arc as a Shonen Protagonist

  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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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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The Life of a Hero! – Taking a Look at the Character Alec Ryder in Mass Effect Andromeda

  Mass Effect Andromeda starts on a pretty low point. Your twin brother or sister is in a coma, your father is a busy workaholic who never really spent time with you as a child and your first mission in Andromeda is a failure. Worse, Habitat 7 claims the life of your father, forcing you …

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The Cracks in the (friend)Ship – Taking a Look at the Tempest Crew Members of Mass Effect Andromeda

  In my previous article I spoke about the squad members in Mass Effect Andromeda and how well written they were. But I also neglected to mention the crew members, who are equally important to your mission. And there’s a good reason for that. Whereas the squad mates have interesting personalities and character arcs your …

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The True Power of Friendship? – Taking a Look at the Companions in Mass Effect Andromeda

Remember that article I made predicting that Mass Effect Andromeda wouldn’t be as good as the trilogy because it didn’t have interesting companions? I was wrong. Many may disagree, but I genuinely found the Andromeda companions, both the squad and shipmates, pretty interesting characters in their own right. And while I have to admit that …

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When Krogan Start to Croak – Taking a Look at the Krogan Race in Mass Effect Andromeda

  While it needn’t be said that discluding the Quarians is a ghastly sin worthy of decapitation, there is a second race in Mass Effect Andromeda that was handled poorly: the Krogan. What is wrong with them, you may ask? Simple: The Krogan are fucking soft! I’m not talking about the pleasant kind of soft …

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Judging a Book By Its Cover? – Critiquing the Plot of Mass Effect Andromeda

  When Mass Effect Andromeda was released it got a lot of criticism for its animation and voice acting. And yeah, those are baaaaaaad. But while everyone was expressing their opinion in the healthiest of ways, a question was left unanswered: how good is the story of this game? I won’t keep you in suspense: …

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The Samurai Jack Plot Marathon – Why Season 5 of Samurai Jack Failed

  When the fifth season of Samurai Jack started I was really excited and thought it was the start of some interesting developments. The Bushido mindset Jack carried and the psychological implications were a clear indication that Genndy had done his research. There is something inherently satisfying about exploring the hero’s quest failing and seeing …

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