Considering the points made in the previous two articles here and here, one has to wonder what makes a character at all. If it isn’t earth-shaking events like those seen in Picard, Avengers: Disassembled, or The Last Jedi that make a character who he is, then what does? What does real character progression look like? … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 6: Character Progression – Consistency and Repetition Make Even a Broken Character Who He Is
Reading Charles Edward Pogue’s novelization of Dragonheart* – for which he also wrote the screenplay – I was struck again by an idea that had flitted through my mind on a previous occasion. This is the difference between the corruption of Einon, the prince in the film* and the novel Dragonheart, and the fall of … Continue reading The Fall of the Apprentice – A Compare and Contrast
Sort of? It is an armadillo lizard, and it is cute. But it really is not much of a dragon. Not unless some scientists take their cue from Anne McCaffrey’s* series, Dragon Riders of Pern*, that is! And before said scientists run off to their Labs of Doom, allow me to say (with an appropriate … Continue reading Enter the Dragon
Have you ever imagined what your favorite characters from one fictional universe would look like and/or how they would behave in a different one? What if they were something other than human? Admittedly, that last one did not occur to this author at all. Human beings are much too interesting for her to want to … Continue reading Dragons, Superheroes, and Star Wars – Oh, My!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pgfmui3xxk For those who may not have followed the film trilogy, How to Train Your Dragon* is based on a book series by Cressida Cowell. In the course of this saga, Ms. Cowell tells how Vikings – better known to history as Norsemen – trained, rode, and hunted using dragons. Her final book ends with … Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon and the Presentation of Family in Media