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  1. Important Thing Learned From "Logan"...and "Star Wars"

    Recently...the YouTube Channel "The Film Theorists" came out with a video titled "The Star Wars/Valerian Conspiracy".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ZgPuPY7OQ

    In it, they take a step-by-step approach to showing you how Star Wars borrowed a lot of content from another sci-fi series called "Valerian". Before the present day marketing for the movie I had never heard of it, but after watching this the similarities look really clear.
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  2. Newness

    Trying to be deliberately new is hard...

    A lot of thought and brain-storming and going back and keeping track of things. I had begun with a series of rethinks that eventually became a complete re-do that eventually led me to completely rethinking the tone of the world, itself. I realized that my story follows the same Eurocentric customs in that while the world- the stage- may be different- the people in it still act the same and believe the same things. The values line up with our ...
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  3. A View of Lovecraft

    Lovecraft. I was fascinated for a while, but then, as usual, you get too close to your heroes and you realize...somethings funky. Great guy, don't get me wrong, but...hmmm...where do I begin?

    Okay, so revisiting for a brief moment, but when I said Lovecraft was outdated, I was wrong. More to the point, Lovecraft is imitated, but not outdated. As I said before, philosophical themes are often brought up in media, but not explored for meaning, just superficial flavoring of a sort. This ...
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  4. Ugh...Inspired? Tired? Both?

    In Elder Scrolls Oblivion, there was a Redguard character that was hit with a fatigue spell that seemed to make him constantly exhausted... That's what I have been feeling of late. Sometimes it's even hard to get out of bed and as far as writing, the only thing I've been able to do is put down more notes on things rather than writing things out. I have not even touched the actual review of all the notes I have written on the matter. It makes me want to wail...

    From this standpoint, ...
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  5. From the Simple, Complex

    I guess this is a bit elementary, but...

    You ever wonder why it is that you take three things like protons, neutrons, and electrons- each one of it's kind identical to the other- and based on the number of them and the structuring of them you get the massive variety of (theoretically) everything in existence living and non-living.

    But the strange thing is that these three...materials...are not the most basic things in existence. Below them you have a more complex array ...
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  6. My Bro's A Writer :)

    So...I was over my fathers house yesterday. My little brother was there. I'd always known him to be an artist- he's always drawing something- but I saw him writing. I stopped in my tracks and asked him what as he doing. He told me he was writing the final draft of a story he'd come up with.

    My eyes popped 👀. I was like 'when did you start writing'. He told me he'd been doing it for a while- a little at first, but he does it a little more often. He's been posting his stories ...
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  7. The Greatest Demons Are Within

    Small note...

    Along the way of reformation I came along one of those things that are well-known, but never really applied. It's like the simplest advice people give you that you ignore right up to the moment you realize you should have paid attention...for years. Decades...

    To me, in much fiction, many philosophical themes are brought up but never actually worked on or resolved- some even going completely counter to the philosophies they bring up. Many, actually. The infamous ...
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  8. Are You Going To Be A Writer?

    I think a lot of people wonder if they will get published or not. They wonder if they will ever really be a writer or finish what they started.

    I think it's a lot like love between two people. Maybe it's the same thing. You know you will do something when you can't help but do it. You don't really force yourself, you are pulled towards it. Writing is an innate form of expression. It is your native language.

    I feel like I will get done, despite the utter mess it seems ...
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  9. Hidetaka Miiyazuri - World-Building (Short Because I Have No Time Version)

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    "The greatest tool for narrative is the world you create for it to exist in. A well-designed world can tell its story in silence."
    - Hidetaka Miyazuri

    The world of Dark Souls is smaller than that of G R R Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire", but it has so much depth and meaning in it that people are still digging through it's amazing labyrinth. It is one of those stories that either is or has come so very close to being the perfect circle- a story ...
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  10. Rebuilding...

    The idea to start all over...completely over...was not mine. It came from a person more experienced in writing than I was, but less than a professional writer, I suppose.

    I decided to give him a rough outline of my story. He asked me some questions. I gave him vague answers. He asked me to write down the basic points. I couldn't be clear on them. He told me you don't know what you are writing. You've got a bunch of beads, but no string for a necklace. After his bout of embarrassing ...
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  11. Is Torture Effective?

    There are scenes in movies and plenty of conversation dedicated to the viability of torture as a means of intelligence gathering. Media seems to put an emphasis on the fact that torture is useless for information gathering because a person could say anything under duress. I disagree.

    Let's just start by saying that before torture begins the torturer is probably not completely in the dark. While he doesn't know everything, he does know some things and the tortured likely doesn't know ...
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  12. Wonder Woman (Spoilers)

    I saw it...

    It wasn't the female-empowerment eye-roll that I thought it was going to be, but it wasn't as good as all the reviewers said it was either. I think people just wan't movies to be good so much that the inflate their experiences.

    Goods

    What they say about Gal Gadot's physical presence in the movie is pretty solid in the instance later in the movie where she fights. I'm all for super-women in anything, but I hate it when the heroine looks like an ...

    Updated June 8th, 2017 at 03:36 AM by kaminoshiyo

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  13. The Three Pillars

    Three influential women in my life gave me three important pieces of advise...

    "Be still."

    "You need to chill out."

    "It's not all about you."


    Fast forward...

    I decided to take writing a little more seriously and a lot slower, focusing more on the writing than...talking about writing? At first I said that I would not write anything else until I typed out my first full 100 pages of story, but this ...
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  14. ...Sub Sole Est Novum

    Hmmm...



    This pretty much encapsulates what I meant by my "original thoughts" not being original at all. I spent a long time trying to philosophize the creator and creation for my own creation narrative and...it sounds just like every other one. Void...infinite...abstract rationalism...inconceivable entities and realities...gah.

    This was definitely an area I was looking to be more original on. Sub sole est ...
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  15. Peace vs Violence

    I believe...at the heart of every story it is said that there needs to be some sort of conflict to progress the story. And most of this conflict comes in the form of violence and the violence is...beyond biblical. In fact, even the Bible is hyper violent- the God of Love and Mercy having destroyed the entire world and fire-bombed cities. And his son, who came with a message of peace, threatens to return with great force against any who oppose his (or his fathers? or his own, since he is his own ...
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  16. Refocusing...

    Spring cleaning in a way...

    Sloppy writing and wayward thoughts, so I swept it all away like Pharaoh's army.

    What's left?

    I wanted to, perhaps, try doing a professional blog, though in the very near future I may be either too busy and/or tired to even write anything. At first I wanted to write about my story, but since I don't like revealing much about it, specifically, I don't think the pronoun game would endure for very long, if at all. Even so, talking ...
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