Does Star Wars Reflect the Modern Age?

The new Star Wars (don’t worry, no spoilers!) is an interesting reflection on the modern era, about a villain becoming a villain through his choices, and heroes becoming heroes by facing similar choices and selecting the moral path. The Jedi are a myth; the next generation grew up without them. Kylo Ren believes returning to... Continue Reading →

What the Women of Fringe Taught Me

I may have issues with what J.J. Abrams has done with the Star Trek franchise (sexism, ahoy!) but I love his brainchild, the five-season sci-fi series Fringe. It’s the kind of thinking-viewer’s show that makes me go into spasms of delight. It asks hard questions, it makes me think, and it gives rational explanations for... Continue Reading →

The Mastermind of a Villain

Some of the best villains in literature and film are INTJ’s, from Magneto to Hannibal Lecter. What makes them villains is probably their higher percentages than your average, ordinary INTJ off the street -- higher percentages that result in a diminished lack of concern for the well-being of others, an increased curiosity for "watching the... Continue Reading →

Star Trek International Trailer

Just linking to it now, since some idiot changed the official "pause" image from Benedict to a half-naked woman, and I'd rather not have porn on my blog. =P Pretty much the ONLY movie other than The Hobbit I care about this year. How many chances does one girl get to see a Benedict villain go... Continue Reading →

The Spirit of Avatar

How did you spend Thanksgiving this year? I spent mine with a small group of people I love very much. We had lunch, did the dishes, and then my mother gave me a sound thrashing at Monopoly. I stared at the board so hard and for so long that my eyes were tired by the... Continue Reading →

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