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The Phantom Stranger


Sep
1st
2018

Ur-Fascism: The Nature of Starfleet · 5:52pm Sep 1st, 2018

Note that I did not write this. At worst, I am the translator because this was originally in Spanish and at best, I'm the proofreader. If you want to read Ur-Fascism, check out https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/

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Jul
31st
2018

Friendship is Failure: DARKNESS OF DIMENSIONS Review · 12:33am Jul 31st, 2018

I've read a ton of Pokémon fanfiction in my life. For those of you that don't know, the Pokémon fandom has this slight obsession with creating fics with Ash betrayal. Often times, these stories would be a mess because of how angsty they could be. Here's my friend's sentiment on darkness.

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Jul
30th
2018

A Refutation: Mykan's My Style of Writing · 11:52pm Jul 30th, 2018

Jul
6th
2018

Small Talk: How Stories Reflect their Writers · 5:21pm Jul 6th, 2018

Really, this is just a revamp of an old blog I did a few months back

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Apr
11th
2018

The Author Tract · 7:02pm Apr 11th, 2018

Everyone knows that you cannot objectively remove the authors from their works. Now, let's see where it gets toxic. Often times, writers want to convey some kind of message in their works. Kingdom Come was a graphic novel dedicated to how good intentions can lead to evil. Spider-Man One More Day and One Moment in Time are basically long essays about why marriage is just a piece of paper and is ultimately a useless institution. Keep in mind, I did not say that these were

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Mar
10th
2018

Black and White Insanity Part 2: Scales of Justice and Morality · 4:36pm Mar 10th, 2018

Morality is such a fascinating concept. So much so that I could go on about how it is somehow both subjective and objective at once. If something is objectively correct, then it should apply to everyone, but if it is subjective, morality then only applies to those who adhere to it. Let's take theft for example. We can agree it is wrong, but is it wrong to steal under any circumstance like trying to feed your starving family?

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Mar
3rd
2018

Protagonists with Black and White Insanity · 8:31pm Mar 3rd, 2018

We all like to believe we are right. After all, all villains are the heroes of their own stories, but then there is Black and White Insanity, seeing everything as one extreme or the other. If the world was that simple, then there would be no nations with five, six, or even nineteen-party political systems. We'd be reduced to only two parties, the right and wrong. Most people would pick the party that was right and let the stupid few pick the one that was wrong. Well, life isn't so simple.

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Feb
17th
2018

Small Rant and Review: Disney's Decendants · 2:20am Feb 17th, 2018

With news of Descendants 3, I thought we'd look back at the original one. For those of you that don't know, let's look at the poster.

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Feb
15th
2018

Is it okay to base a character on a stereotype? · 12:03am Feb 15th, 2018

Honestly, this question sparks debates across the internet. Some will say the stereotypes are utterly racist and should not be used. Others are more willing to use them as part of a character. Where do I stand on this? Well, I say it's perfectly okay to base a character on a stereotype so long as there is more substance to the character. In the heat of the flame wars and debates, we often forget that stereotypes are often subsets of archetypes. There is as much as problem with using archetypes

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Jan
22nd
2018

Small Talk: Do stories reflect their writers? · 2:14am Jan 22nd, 2018

Too often do I hear, "Well works obviously don't reflect their writers. After all, Stephen King wouldn't want people to get brutally murdered by a psycho clown."

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