Digression Girl

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Batwoman was finally canceled after limping along for two extra seasons. I saw one episode of the show (the first) and tuned out ever since. But from the sidelines, it’s been an interesting study on how the CW has tried to chase an audience that didn’t reciprocate its interest in bulk. In a country with …

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I get asked all about zombie fiction all the time, mostly about why it’s popular, but more importantly, “what’s the point?!” Interestingly enough, if you’ve read The Walking Dead comic, it actually makes it very clear that the series has a very important point to make, far beyond what the individual struggles to survive would …

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After making a joke about Jada Smith’s haircut and saying she was prepping for “G.I. Jane 2”, Will Smith walked up onto the stage and hit the performer right in the face. I honestly don’t know where to start with this. I may have to update this later if charges are filed, (you can file …

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I just finished watching the film, (seriously, about 50 seconds ago), and felt like typing a review. The Adam Project does something I haven’t seen in a while:  it breaks away from a lot of the modern story telling tropes to tell what I would call a classic story. What kind of story? Well, a …

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I love The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I really do. But Elden Ring brings a whole new level of awesome to fantasy open-world games, along with the patented “Soulborne” style and difficulty! It’s more approachable than Dark Souls 3 was for new players and gives you a lot of options to play with but make …

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Wise Man’s Grandchild is the epitome of a Gary Stu star and story. It’s been hilarious to me how the “Mary Sue” label has caught on so strongly and become such a bone of contention with many fans, reviewers, and critics over the last few years, especially when reviewing what comes out of Hollywood. Characters …

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I know, I know, that’s pretty harsh. But keep in mind: Critical Role is a multi-million dollar business. With the 10 million dollars they’ve earned on Twitch and the 11 million dollars they raised to make their own TV show, (and whatever they end up getting paid through merchandise sales and Amazon Prime), this is …

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As an Agent with the [Redacted] with a license to [Redacted], I’m fascinated by all forms of combat, and have studied fighting a lot. So when it comes to the fiction I like, you better believe that I’m down for seeing some two-fisted justice get laid out in comics, TV, and film! And something I’ve …

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My Next Life As A Villainess–the best Surprises I’ve had with anime in a long time! I didn’t realize that the heroine we’ve been needing would arrive in an anime set in a very clichéd genre: Isekai. Someone dies in our world and is reborn in a new one. I’ll admit I’m a little addicted …

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The short answer: because it’s actually pretty tough to do evil well. Most people end up being “Evil.” (More on that below.) Evil done well: (Gul Dukat, “Deep Space Nine”) – If the guy who ran Auschwitz believed himself to be the ‘kinder, gentler’ administrator who prided himself on reducing deaths by 20% during his …

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There are very few stories I would say are “must-reads” when it comes to comics. But when it comes to recommendations, my first two are usually, “A Death in the Family” and “A Lonely Place of Dying”, which are both Batman stories, and shockingly, both about Robin, Batman’s partner. “A Death in the Family” is …

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      A couple weeks ago I was poking around YouTube when a video popped up on my feed picturing Sean Bean in a sword fighting duel. Me being me, I clicked on it immediately, since I’m a fan of the actor and of swordfights; it’s a complete win-win. But what surprised me was …

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I’m Agent [Redacted]. I’d tell you my name, but then I’d have to kill you. At least, that’s what movies would have you believe. People making movies make some interesting choices, and I LOVE talking about those choices! For Instance, Let’s talk about the new “Black Widow” film, and one of the major choices they …

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