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Good Villain, Bad Villain

The difference between a well-done villain like Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and a poorly done one like Rasputin in Don Bluth’s Anastasia is actually pretty simple. With a…The difference between a well-done villain like Ursula in Disney’s The … Continue reading

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Freeman’s Mind, Humor, And Themes As A Writing Aid

From a structural standpoint, one of the biggest reasons Freeman’s Mind works so well as humor is that, in the Half-Life story, Ross Scott’s version of Gordon Freeman embodies not…From a structural standpoint, one of the biggest reasons Freeman’s Mind … Continue reading

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Learning French: Qui vs. Que As Relative Pronouns

Since I’ve been learning French recently, I’ve decided to start a series of blog posts to share insights I’ve had which helped me to grasp things more quickly. Let’s start…Since I’ve been learning French recently, I’ve decided to start a … Continue reading

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Fanon And The Hazards of Source Amnesia

a guest post by weebee Fanon is a rather odd entity. It’s often looked down on entirely, with those who think themselves the ‘best authors’ sneering at any use of it and claiming that you should never resort to such … Continue reading

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“Tangled” and Disney’s Big Weakness

Since rediscovering and posting my little essay on the problem with having a big bad, I’ve been thinking on how this relates to the problems in Disney “cheapquels” and their…Since rediscovering and posting my little essay on the problem with … Continue reading

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Why Disney Cartoons Grow Up With You And Looney Tunes Don’t

Note: I originally wrote this in April of 2009, but I forgot about it until recently when I started tidying up my notes on how to write better fiction. Many…Note: I originally wrote this in April of 2009, but I … Continue reading

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Why A Big Bad Is A Bad Idea

Note: I originally wrote this at the beginning of December of 2008, but I forgot about it until recently when I started tidying up my notes on how to write…Note: I originally wrote this at the beginning of December of … Continue reading

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