Hard Vs Soft Magic – Strengths, Weaknesses, and Which to Use

With the end of Game of Thrones, fantasy has been on my mind a lot lately. Fantasy, as a genre, is an interesting beast. It revolves around the fantastic and the impossible, without the constraints of pretending at science like even the least grounded sci-fi, which means in theory that it should have limitless possibility …

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Restrictions Breed Creativity: Lessons from Game of Thrones

Well, this season of Game of Thrones has been controversial to say the last. Some people still love the show. Others are starting to be...less than happy with the direction things have taken. I’m in the latter camp. Wait, wait, don’t go for that back button. This is not the 2,000,000,000th article analyzing this season …

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Why Superhero Movies Might Never Die – and That’s Okay

So, if you follow movie news and reporting, you probably heard the term ‘superhero fatigue’ being bandied about - the idea that the general audience is getting sick of superhero movies due to overexposure. Usage of that term seems to have dropped off steeply since 2018, which isn’t surprising - 2018 brought us Black Panther, …

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Redefining Success – A brief Camp NaNoWriMo Roundup

Camp NaNo has come and gone, and the final numbers are in: 57,311. There were about 3,000 words I forgot to track near the end of the month. Overall, I should be happy with these results - 57,000 isn’t anything to sneeze at, 60,000 is an incredibly solid number. However, I’m not happy with that …

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