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3P Reviews: Annihilation (novel)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 4 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 6 Overall Plot: 5 Themes: 7 Sum: 29/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Annihilation (novel)   Part One: Biologist, Anthropologist, Surveyor, Psychologist You may have noticed that I like discussing adaptations. You may have also noticed that I'm an extraordinarily slow reader… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Annihilation (novel)

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What Makes a Good Monster?

Everyone loves a cool monster design. I recently came across a Twitter thread on the subject and it got me thinking about what goes into effective horror monsters. There are a lot of schools of thought regarding horror in general, and because it's such a broad genre, its appeal will vary quite a bit from… Continue reading What Makes a Good Monster?

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3P Reviews: Watchmen (graphic novel)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 6 Aesthetics and Style: 8 Creativity: 6 Overall Plot: 5 Subplots: 7 Sum: 32/50   Spoilers: Some, but not as many as you might think. Audience Assumptions: None Part One: The Legend Talking about this book is different than talking about The Killing Joke for me personally. I've been around… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Watchmen (graphic novel)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Four

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Season One Episode Four: An Alchemist's Anguish - ***   Part One: Mandog Anyone vaguely familiar with Fullmetal Alchemist has probably seen or heard references to the morose dog-like… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Four

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3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part Two, Act Four

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 3 Aesthetics and Style: 2 Creativity: 1 Overall Plot: 2 Subplots: 3 Sum: 11/50   Spoilers: Yes, for this book and the Harry Potter series. Audience Assumptions: Familiarity with the Harry Potter series.   Act Four - **   Part One: Harry's Feeling Angsty Again Well here we are at… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part Two, Act Four

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3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part Two, Act Three

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 3 Aesthetics and Style: 2 Creativity: 1 Overall Plot: 2 Subplots: 3 Sum: 11/50   Spoilers: Yes, for this book and the Harry Potter series. Audience Assumptions: Familiarity with the Harry Potter series.   Act Three - ****   Part One: What are Stage Directions and How Do they Work?… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part Two, Act Three

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3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part One, Act Two

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 3 Aesthetics and Style: 2 Creativity: 1 Overall Plot: 2 Subplots: 3 Sum: 11/50   Spoilers: Yes, for this book and the Harry Potter series. Audience Assumptions: Familiarity with the Harry Potter series.   Act Two - **   Part One: Time-Travel Fuckery What's better than a poorly-written sequel? A… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part One, Act Two