“Considering it, he realized that somehow he never worried about Miriam, and that was wrong. He did not worry about her because she seemed so self-sufficient, so strong. She was like their mother had been, only more so, much more so. But he felt it was wrong to think of a girl that way…It was … Continue reading Love Among Characters – A Reflection
“Playing good girls in the ‘30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress.” Olivia De Havilland via BrainyQuote.com Olivia De Haviland as Melanie Hamilton in Gone … Continue reading Nice Girls – Are They More or Less Difficult to Write than Bad Girls?
Hermes, messenger of the gods As I mentioned in this Superversive Livestream here, archetypes are the frameworks or skeletons on which one builds a character. They are not the entire character, as Living Anachronism ably explains here, but they give writers the broad design and understanding of the character’s place within a narrative and the … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 9: Character Progression – When Does “Interesting” and “Realistic” Belie Contempt for an Established Archetype and Personality?
One of the nicest – not the best, but the nicest – Disney films of the modern era was The Game Plan*. Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the movie follows arrogant quarterback Joe Kingman through the adventure of discovering that he has a daughter whom he never met and never knew existed. In a series … Continue reading “The Power of the Father”
A worthy piece from Mr. Winchester, readers! Check it out! My Jedi Academia So recently we got snowed in for a couple of days so I finally got to watch the first two seasons of My Hero Academia. It’s a great, solid show. I expected to like it and it went PLUS ULTRA on my … Continue reading Reposted: My Jedi Academy
Take a look at this excellent piece by Mr. John C. Wright, readers! Swan Princess versus Jasmine Political Correctness is factual incorrectness, or, in other words, falseness. Falseness is fatal to fiction. Even though fiction is fictional, in order to be dramatic, it must capture the real drama of the real human condition, including the … Continue reading Reposted: Swan Princess versus Jasmine
…and the pronouncement was a doozy! Click the link to learn more, readers! A judge has announced in court that ‘Last Jedi’ and ‘Rise of Skywalker’ are mediocre films By Herb Scribner@HerbScribner Updated Jun 4, 2021, 12:41pm MDT Judge Kenneth K. Lee, a 9th Circuit Court judge, has officially ruled “The Last Jedi” and “The … Continue reading The Law Has Spoken!
My apologies but The Wizard of Oz* allusion was, once again, too good to pass up. And it also makes me think of Disney’s animated movie Bolt*, which nailed the portrayal of the pigeon in the course of its story. If you have not seen that movie yet, I heartily recommend since it is both … Continue reading A Pigeon of another Color!
John Carter* is an enjoyable film. I, for one, would have paid to see it in theaters – if the title had been a little more clear on the fact that it was a science fiction film based on the book John Carter of Mars*, by Edgar Rice Burroughs*. As things stand, I saw it … Continue reading From Earth to Barsoom – Almost