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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 more modern animated works like The Princess and the Frog … 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 of the most iconic Warner Brothers and Disney cartoons were … 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 better fiction. Update 2011-08-14: I now also have a more … Continue reading

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A Few Suggestions/Pleas to Authors of Mystery-oriented Fiction

Just a quick couple of suggestions for people looking for something a little more original than The Loch Ness Monster, Atlantis, or Alien Abductions to work into their creative endeavors. (Because they occurred to me while I was wandering Wikipedia … Continue reading

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