Enlightenment and Salvation in Rogue One

As a Hindu (a religion star wars has been inspired by) one of the common themes I’ve noticed is how enlightenment works. One of the main ideas is that anyone in any situation can be salvaged in the end (ie. redemption. Like how Anakin rises to the light in ROTJ). Some people, are dedicated believers their entire lives (see: Chirrut in the Force, Cassian in the Rebellion). Some lose faith but regain it in the end (see: Baze in the Force, Jyn in the Rebellion). … More Enlightenment and Salvation in Rogue One

HOW ‘WESTWORLD’ SUBVERTS THE MADONNA AND THE WHORE COMPLEX

Before “Westworld” had even premiered on HBO, its pilot episode sparked criticism because of the general overabundance of sexual violence against women on the network, particularly on “Game of Thrones.” Critics wondered, was “Westworld,” like “Game of Thrones,” merely going to use the nudity and sexual violence of women as a gimmick, as a tool for shock value? Or was it going to delve deeper? … More HOW ‘WESTWORLD’ SUBVERTS THE MADONNA AND THE WHORE COMPLEX

He has always loved her.

I like the idea of Sherlock realising that he loved Molly under duress. I see no issue with the idea at all. It makes perfect sense to me. This is Sherlock Holmes after all. Loving someone romantically has never been an option. He wouldn’t even consider asking himself the question. Add his life-long conviction taught by Mycroft that caring is a disadvantage, the repressed loss of Victor, the loss of Mary, the constant threat of losing John and the case of Irene Adler to the mix and that’s what you get: Being in love? Never. … More He has always loved her.

“But I Did It”- Guilt in Captain America: Civil War

I came away from Civil War really struck by how overwhelming the theme of guilt was. It motivates people to do selfless things, it motivates people to do selfish things, and it’s the driving force behind the ultimate showdown between Bucky and Tony. What the movie does though is contrast the fashion people deal with their guilt.
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Concerning the Bearing of Half-Elven Children by Human Females

Multiple examples exist in Tolkien’s writings of children being born to a human father and an elven (or at least mostly elven) mother. However, we see no cases of children being born to parents where the mother is human and the father is an elf. It may be that the scenario of such a pair attempting to beget a child simply did not occur. Regardless, I still find myself wanting to investigate whether such a union could produce healthy offspring, as I suspect the answer may be no. … More Concerning the Bearing of Half-Elven Children by Human Females