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Rex Ivan


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  • 282 weeks
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  • 350 weeks
    In Defense of King Sombra

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  • 378 weeks
    The 'Write for Yourself' Lie

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  • 399 weeks
    What now

    OK, so I haven't written anything in a while. I was in a depressive funk there for a time, and couldn't bring myself to write anything. You most likely have had a period of time when something similar has happened to you too, so you know how things can get. So, now that I want to write again, I am just kind of sitting here thinking, "what should it be?"

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It was always there. · 11:08pm Apr 4th, 2015

The FIM season five premier highlights the destructive and manipulative nature of communism when actually put into practice. Everyone who watched those two episodes can see that. It's obvious. What isn't so obvious is that the show has been doing that for quite some time. Will you believe me now when I say that the King Sombra episodes were about a tyrannical dictatorship. Yes, I'm banging THAT old drum again.

Sombra was a metaphor for the power hungry tyrant who is so lost in his lust for conquest and enslavement, that he loses sight of all else. Fans criticizes him, saying he had no character development or motive. They're right, but they miss the fact that he was intentionally made that way by the writers. He was single-minded and shallow, just like so many other dictators become after they lose themselves to power and corruption. His only real tool to keep his subjects under his control was fear. Once the citizens got their Heart back (their courage) they were able to stand united, and Sombra could not hold power any longer. It is what always happens when a country's people rise up against their oppressor.

So to everyone who said, "You're wrong. Stop insisting there is some deep alternative meaning reflective of real world politics imbedded in our children's cartoon," this is me saying, "Nope! I was right." The political allegories were always there, but only now became obvious.

Why do I keep bringing this up? Because I really enjoyed the season three opener, and it gets a bad rap.

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