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[writing] LitLectures – Mythology 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lGtMXcI9lM It's 2020. As we grapple with changes to popular franchises and stories, we might wonder what is going on. Some may recognize ongoing negotiation surrounding concepts of myth and canon. What is myth and mythology? What role does have in modern society, if any? Base Definition According to the Oxford Lexicon, myth is described… Continue reading [writing] LitLectures – Mythology 101

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Rashomon: Kurosawa’s Yata no Kagami for our souls

Those who dismiss the "naivete" of humanist's "wishful thinking" have not adequately plumbed the depths and horror of nihilistic thought. In the wake of the death of God, we must ask: is it better to be hope against hope for a better future in the face of despair and harsh reality or to commit suicide?… Continue reading Rashomon: Kurosawa’s Yata no Kagami for our souls

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[fanfic rec] Whipstitch

Title: Whipstitch Author: KaasKnot Status: COMPLETE [27 Chapters] Rating: M Pairing: Loki/Sigyn Summary: It dawned fair and clear, the day they sewed Loki’s lips shut. My Thoughts [****** 6/7 Stars]* Character (½ star)* Plot * Formatting (NOT CORRECTLY TAGGED!)* Grammar * Descriptive * Complete This fic, I think, is the unsung story of the Loki… Continue reading [fanfic rec] Whipstitch

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[review] X-wing: Wraith Squadron (Aaron Allston)

As a fair, broad-minded officer, I should ignore that. But as a Corellian, of course, I'll manage some sort of revenge. -Wedge Antilles, p. 6 Lots of people talk about Zahn's Thrawn trilogy endlessly, but in my opinion, it does other fantastic Star Wars books and novelists a disservice. Out of the X-Wing Series written… Continue reading [review] X-wing: Wraith Squadron (Aaron Allston)

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[fanfic rec] Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Title: Say Goodbye To YesterdayAuthor: melonbutterflyStatus: COMPLETE [4 Chapters - 112,000 words approx!!!]Rating: R/MaturePairing: FrostironSummary: The day after the invasion Tony wakes up and his tower is intact again; everything is exactly the way it was before this whole mess went down. It doesn’t take him long to catch up but he can’t figure out… Continue reading [fanfic rec] Say Goodbye To Yesterday