The Bionic Raccoon and Space Mall Cop

Those are the moments that are foreshadowed, that form the emotional climax, the payoff and culmination of all that character development and conflict. And THESE…are not those moments.

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In any movie with some emotional component (yes, even Michael Bay films), there’s always ‘the talk’ where there’s a major revelation, a major resolution. Basically the thing where they either say “This is the problem I am raising at the worst moment!” or “This is the explicit moral of the story I just learned.” Those are the moments that are foreshadowed, that form the emotional climax, the payoff and culmination of all that character development and conflict.

And THESE…are not those moments.

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The Fandom Menace

Even if they weren’t, that wouldn’t stop even two to five especially determined otaku from making a website for the waifu.

Disclaimer: I’ll be honest: Overall, I’ve grown rather jaded with fandoms, so take any of my opinions with a grain of salt. That being said, I’ll still try to give you a fair and balanced account!

If you have spent any amount of time interested in something with mass appeal, be it fiction, sports, cars, My Little Pony, or even medieval-age combat (arming swords for the win, by the way), you’re bound to be familiar with fandoms.

However, what is a fandom? There’s groups for everything, all behaving in very different ways. You’ll hear all sorts of horror stories or awesomeness about them, from the crafty cosplayers making cardboard armour to the folks who wish to wed animated characters of various species, so what exactly are they?

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I, Main Support

This is what happens if you make the world revolve not just around a Main Character, but ONLY when the Main Character is around.

Disclaimer: All mentioned films are the property of Disney and any original owners of the source material. There might be SPOILERS when I describe works.

Made you look at Li Shang’s abs. Or are you reading this straight from the blog? Oh, then in that case, there’s a shirtless Li Shang somewhere in here.

So I was able to watch Moana the other day. Long story short, I didn’t care much for it, thought it wasted a lot of its potential coddling the main character, but it got me thinking about a blog topic. So today, I’m gonna be focusing on a vital component of any story’s development and world-building: The Supporting Cast.

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Man of Wait-He’s-Stronger-Than-Steel

The thing that makes him Super is the Man. Yes, I totally went there.

Disclaimer: Superman and all related characters are the property of their respective owners. This blog is purely for entertainment, and I do not intend to monetise my thoughts.

Following up on my last Batpost, I opted to do a crash course on the other top property of DC, Superman! And once again, I have no idea where you’ve been if you haven’t heard of him.

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Pictured above: The moral compass of the Justice League.

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BATMAN! I’M! STILL! BURNING!

And then he makes a sacred salt circle to stop the ancient mystical Thanagarian demon.

Disclaimer: Batman, Lego, and the Lego Movie are all the properties of their respective creators.

He is vengeance. He is the night. He is Batman!

Now that that’s out of the way, time for a quick crash course on Batman with a bit extra on some of his fandom.

Now, for those of you not in the know somehow, Batman is one of DC’s biggest characters and arguably the most famous non-powered superhero. Motivated by the tragic death of his parents, young Bruce Wayne dedicated his life and his multi-billion dollar fortune to fighting crime. Because apparently, therapy was out of the question.

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Dial D For Deicide

“Shut up, God, you’re not my real dad!”

Disclaimer: Before you read too deeply into anything I say, lemme just come clean: I consider myself a devout Christian, not in terms of righteousness, but because I truly believe in and try to live my faith. While I will always do my best to keep this post focused on explaining the concept, I won’t deny that I’ve got my own experiences and beliefs colouring my views! What am I, a robot?

As you can guess from the title, this post is about gods! Well. Killing gods, anyway.

I’m sure you’ve encountered the idea in some shape or form. Whatever the genre, whatever the media, there’s probably been at least one arc where the characters went up against a divine or godlike being. Cosmics gods, eldritch abominations, lost technology from extinct civilisations, these are usually the final frontier of boss battles. Or if it’s not a god, it’s at least a figure of such power and authority that it might as well be the god of the setting. Like Dracula in Castlevania. Or Hogger in World of Warcraft. Or that jock jerk Chad Anderson who everyone seems to worship even though he’s peaked in high school and is a borderline sociopath who Principal Mazer won’t expel just because the school team is finally winning for a change.

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