Very Young Writers: What Characters Do

Hello again, VYWs (and all other writers)! This is totally unrelated, but  do you remember Ship's Log by Brandis, that little Alen's War fanfic I wrote (except it's canon because I wrote it and I'm the author)? Well, school is done, and I finally wrote part two on Figment. Go check it out. Now, let's talk for a minute about characters. You probably … Continue reading Very Young Writers: What Characters Do

Two Reasons I Liked Rogue One

Reminder: Don't forget about free books! I feel like this post doesn't need much of a prelude. Chances are that anyone reading has already seen the newest Star Wars story and doesn't care about reviews or spoilers, so this is basically a structured rant about a fun adventure/war film. Because I like that sort of thing. So yes, I've seen Rogue … Continue reading Two Reasons I Liked Rogue One

Why That Movie Wasn’t a Failure

I've been confused for some time about the complaints of Star Wars fans of The Force Awakens. You have probably heard them... "That's not a story; that's a pitiful fraction of a story." "There wasn't enough character development!" "How can I understand this story? The movie raised more questions than it answered." But the people who say … Continue reading Why That Movie Wasn’t a Failure

Swords, Soapboxes, and Why Rey Never Gave a Fig

I've been thinking lately. And all the people said "Oh no." This time, I have been thinking mostly about Rey from The Force Awakens. She is by no means a typical character (ie archetype) for the big screen these days, but that does not necessarily mean she is a good character. Originality does not guarantee excellence; … Continue reading Swords, Soapboxes, and Why Rey Never Gave a Fig

A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Bad

“Whenever you take on playing a villain, he has to cease to be a villain to you. If you judge this man by his time, he's doing very little wrong.” -Colin Firth Everyone agrees that a supervillain should be antagonistic, amoral, willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want, and for the … Continue reading A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Bad