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Essential Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episodes for Fans of the Franchise

One of my friends is a massive Star Wars fan, like myself, and though I’ve managed to make him start watching Rebels (which he loved) and he knows Legends well, he has never seen the Clone Wars. The Clone Wars TV show (and the TV film that acts as a first episode) is clearly aimed… Continue reading Essential Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episodes for Fans of the Franchise

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Cliches: Expectations vs Reality

These are some of the cliches that have appeared in stories and films over the years. Today, we’re going to compare what it would be like as depicted in the fictional story, and how that would translate to the real world. Falling… onto your lips This is quite prominent in Korean Dramas, when two people… Continue reading Cliches: Expectations vs Reality

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Favourite Female Characters

After last week’s article about well-developed female characters, I thought it would be a  good time to discuss my favourite female characters of all time. Whether they’re in books, comics, TV, film or game, these are my favourite female characters and those that I think are the most well-developed. It’s characters like these that I want to… Continue reading Favourite Female Characters

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A look at strong female characters and how they differ from ‘Strong Female Characters’.

Lately we’ve had a huge storm of ‘Strong Female Characters’ marching their way on to our cinema screens and thoroughly unimpressing us all. For years we’ve seen hundreds of these characters because ‘they’re not like other girls’ and ‘one of the boys’. This form of faux feminism is damaging and unfair. And means that the… Continue reading A look at strong female characters and how they differ from ‘Strong Female Characters’.

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Cliched Characters and Overused Plots Devices

Today we consider character types that have been overused over the years to become cliches and it would be best to avoid them in your own stories. These cliches apply more to television and movies rather than books, but either way, it’s best to beware of them. Girl disguised as a boy This plot device has… Continue reading Cliched Characters and Overused Plots Devices