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
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
Boomer’s life wasn’t all a lie. She might not have been born on Troy and she might not have had parents named Abraham and Katherine, but between the end of that cover story and the moment she shot Adama, was over two years of life that was wholly and exclusively Boomer’s. … More On Sharon “Boomer” Valerii
Kylo Ren has no soul. I don’t say this because I hate his character, or because I think he’s a monster, I say this because he’s so clearly tried to destroy one key part of his soul – his name. … More Star Wars, Kylo Ren and the Ancient Egyptian Soul
They occupy similar positions in their respective families. Most consequentially, they both have weird closeted Uncle Dad relationships with their sisters’ kids. They’re also middle children. Much as Jaime gets legal precedence as Tywin’s first son, he is Cersei’s little brother. … More Ned and Jaime as Foils
Now, a story doesn’t have to have an external villain – hero vs self is a thing. However, there needs to be some antagonistic force causing the hero problems otherwise there isn’t a story, and it would be strange for a story of this type not to have an individualized external villain. … More The Villains of the Hobbit Movies
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.
Ahhh, I can’t help but think about how important choice is in Bucky’s narrative, especially given the overarching story in this movie. This is about choice, and taking responsibility for your choices, right? Accountability and all that. The last choice Bucky made, before his life went all to hell, was really going back into the … More Bucky Barnes and Choice
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.
… More “But I Did It”- Guilt in Captain America: Civil War
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