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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Two, Episode Two (Episode Sixteen)

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 Two Episode Two: Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms - **   Part One: Hard Work We focus here on the grander scheme going on in the military ranks and… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Two, Episode Two (Episode Sixteen)

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3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Four

Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 8 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 6 Overall Plot: 5 Subplots: 7 Sum: 32/50 Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: Fam The Umbrella Academy Season One Episode Four: Man on the Moon - ***** Part One: No, Really, Who Put the Monkey There? Was it Pogo? His Mother? His Father? Those Are… Continue reading 3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Four

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3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Three

Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 8 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 6 Overall Plot: 5 Subplots: 7 Sum: 32/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   The Umbrella Academy Season One Episode Three: Extra Ordinary - **   Part One: This Week on Klaus and Some Other Umbrella People THEY RUINED HIM! THEY RUINED MY… Continue reading 3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Three

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What Makes a Good Character Relationship?

There are hundreds, thousands, maybe even more beautifully-written characters in published works. But what is a character on their own without any connection to the people around them? Isolated characters can only go so far; we are a social species, after all, so relationships of all sorts are important to us. Let's take a look at how fictional relationships work.

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3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode Two

In which Five makes some Mistakes, we meet the lovely antagonistic assassins (one of whom is a unionist), and Klaus gets some lovely unintended bonding time with his brothers.

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3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode One

Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 8 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 6 Overall Plot: 5 Subplots: 7 Sum: 32/50 Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None The Umbrella Academy Season One Episode One: We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals - **** Part One: Eccentric Billionaire Buys Some Magic Babies, Ruins Them No preface necessary… Continue reading 3P Reviews: The Umbrella Academy, Season One, Episode One

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

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 13: Beasts of Dublith - *****   Part One: Best Char Okay, so Greed is the best character in this entire series. A lot happens in… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Thirteen

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3P Reviews: Annihilation (novel)

Annihilation (novel)   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   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 whose penchant for books has diminished in recent years. If you haven't noticed, I certainly have. Lately, I've actively sought out a… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Annihilation (novel)

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

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 11: Miracle at Rush Valley - *   Part One: All Girls Can Deliver Babies, Don't You Know? How many times is it that we have… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season One, Episode Eleven

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3P Reviews: Primeval, Season Two

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 6 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 6 Subplots: 7 Sum: 33/50   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: No familiarity   Season Two - ****   Part One: Fun With Time Travel When we last left our intrepid heroes, Nick Cutter had gone through the Permian anomaly and lost… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Primeval, Season Two