Ret’s Review: Black Panther

So after all that, now we’ve got the movie, which essentially acknowledges “Hey, I’ve got a life and a country to run outside of your weekly superhero slapfights.”

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So I’m an Asian dude reviewing a movie about fictional Africans originally created by a white guy. Nope, don’t see how this could possibly go wrong!

But yeah, Black Panther was pretty good. And let’s tell the internet and Social Justice to shut up and listen for a minute: Yeah, it was good because it was good.

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Sidekicks: Kids Stop The Darnedest Crimes

In other words, Robin goes where Lois Lane can’t.

Holy Marketing Scheme, Batman! Looks like we’re trying to appeal to the youth demographic!

But wait, that can’t be right! Everyone knows comics are made for 20-to-30 somethings with massive feelings of entitlement about their theories and perceptions!

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Power Class: Strength

After all, nobody knows the tale of Hercules and the Incorporeal Psychic Squid Thing From Dimension Z.

So over the course of this blog’s lifetime, I’ve covered specific characters, archetypes, plots, and structures. I’ve went from the tabletop to the internet and YouTube, and now I’m going to introduce a new type of post altogether. Because if I keep putting it off and doing the same thing then I’m never going to get anything new done.

So without further ado, welcome to the first post in a new series about powers! Much like the posts about specific characters, but now talking about specific superpowers and abilities you get in fiction. And of course, I’m starting with one of the simplest and most direct powers: Strength.

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Speculative Fiction: Alternate Universe Time Travel

After all, it’s kind of hard to sustain a villain of the week when your victory could accidentally erase a country.

Leeeeet’s do the tiiiiiime waaaaaaarp agaaaaaaiiiiiiiin!

Fun fact: This post will be written and posted at a point that will be in your past!

Fun fact: That fact was not fun at all.

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Imperfect Characters: The Fault In Our Flaws

Because sure, hasn’t everyone had days where they’re nearly killed by an irradiated chunk of a dead planet?

Imagine a perfect vase. It’s nice, it does the job, it seems to be exactly what the artist intended. But it’s boring.

Now a baseball flies into it. There are now several cracks of various dimensions.

That will be our introduction to character flaws.

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Fabletop Classes: Paladins, O Holy Knights

Also, Homing Missile of Righteous Retribution sounds like an amazing magic item or spell.

‘Twas the week nearing Christmas, and all ‘cross the blog

Was stillness and silence like a dead driftwood log

And the writer did ponder on what he should say

In order to welcome this year’s Christmas day

When inspiration struck like a singing weevil

The zealot that bellows “Smite Evil!”

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Conflicting Views: Lot Of Straw, Man

There ARE people like that, no matter how reasonable we try to make the world, because the world is NOT a reasonable place.

Stories are built on conflict.

Conflict is built on things which disagree with each other.

And that thing I disagree with CAN KISS MY-

What do I mean I’m doing it wrong?

…The only people who’ll like that are the people who agree with me?

…The most OBNOXIOUS ones?

…Well, I DO want to force my views on a larger audience…

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