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    Sigh. More thoughts on tagging in the fandom. All about perfectionism, of which I am thoroughly guilty.
    Sorry in advance to anyone I offend. This is just my opinion.

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    Harry Daghlian's death would cement the future of nuclear safety procedures. Its time to tell his often forgotten story.

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    An observation of the subtle ways in which The Bad Batch lays out the transition from the Republic to the Empire brick by innocuous brick.

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    A lot of people write daemonfic. But what forms are chosen for the daemons? What are the common tropes and trends of the genre, and how does that compare to both the original books, and to views on daemons as a whole? And what can these stories tell us about not only our relationship with animals, but also our relationships with ourselves?

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    Dragons are neat-
    what if they existed and nerds like me tried to classify them?

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    Do you remember, 21st night of September?
    Love was changing the mind of pretenders
    While chasing the clouds away
    Our hearts were ringing
    In the key that our souls were singing
    As we danced in the night
    Remember
    How the stars stole the night away, oh yeah

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    I'm analyzing the show one episode at a time. Dissecting each one for it's themes, motifs, foreshadowing, and character development. Expect updates weekly. I'm currently still working on Season 1

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    An essay about coffee and butts

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    With the opening two-parter laying the groundwork for much of this season, introducing the characters, the setting, the basic premise, the Big Bad(s), this episode takes the effort to introduce us to the final main element of the show as it was originally conceived – the Monster as metaphor for a Relatable Teenage Experience. The final scene of The Harvest promises a cornucopia of villains (“Not just vampires.”) from the show, but this is the first time we see it in action, with our Witchcraft-powered villain. In a way, this episode can be seen as the third part of a three-part premiere, for how much it solidifies the character dynamics and main interests of the show.

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    We need to talk about Jesse.

    As a character, he ostensibly exists because of Joss Whedon’s long-standing obsession with killing off a character in the opening credits. According to David Fury:

    “”Joss has bandied about, ‘I love the idea of putting a character in the main credits as one of the stars of the show and then kill him right off the bat.’” [1]

    This quote is in reference to what happened with Doyle on Angel, but it was apparently also the plan in this episode, to have Eric Balfour in the opening credits before abruptly killing him. It’s a trick Whedon attempts to pull over and over again – with Jesse, with Doyle, arguably with Dobson (the 10th character brought aboard Serenity in the Firefly pilot) and Tara, when Amber Benson is added to the title sequence for Seeing Red. It’s a ploy that makes sense on the surface – subverting the audience’s expectations by introducing us to a group of characters in the pilot that we assume are all going to be main characters, and then killing one of them. It’s a stunt, but one that makes sense if you’re wanting to grab an idle viewer’s attention.

    There’s just one problem. Jesse sucks.

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    This is the story of a girl.

    This is the story of a young blonde woman with supernatural strength. Who subverts our expectations by refusing to be the victim, and instead of being chased in an alley, turns round and kills them. This is the story of a woman who shapes the world with her actions. A charismatic, smart, and powerful woman, whose name is said in admiration and fear. A woman who sacrifices herself, who dies and is reborn twice over. I am talking, of course, about Darla.

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    This is a review of Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things, which is based on something that happened in my hometown of Flint, Michigan at a local hospital. A white supremacist couple wouldn't allow an African American nurse to care for their baby. The hospital went along with the request and the nurse sued the bejeezis out of them, rightly so. Picoult used this situation as a premise for her novel.

    The story made me think a lot about race and my own white privilege.

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    This is a collection of the errata, apocrypha, and informational posts that have ended up on the Spacebattles forums involving my Star Trek/Avatar: The Last Airbender crossover Beneath the Raptor's Wings. It will be updated as I go along, because I figure creating a central place to put those deleted scenes and mini-essays would be a good idea.

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    We Won’t Want is an Australian fanfic of a non-fiction Australian “survival guide”- Hard Times Handbook by Keith and Irene Smith (1984)- after the fashion of the anarchist and self-sufficiency zines and other freely distributed non-fiction guides that formed lifesaving resources for me, inscapable, during years of dumpster diving, homelessness, extreme poverty, freeganism, off-the-books gender transition, squatting, and navigating Centrelink and NGO agencies. In this fanwork I hope that you will find practical, positive, and accessible resources to better your life and your activism, comfort and protect members of your community, and thrive in uncertain and dangerous times.

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    This is an analysis of the speech patterns of the main characters in The Old Guard. I’ve focused on syntax, although I’ve also looked at pragmatics and semantics, as well as sociolinguistics to a smaller extent. For each of the characters I’ve talked about contraction usage, colloquialisms, phrases, verb and verb tense usage, ellipses, sentence composition, adjective and adverb frequency, discourse markers and fillers, profanity, vocabulary(ish), and questions.

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    A short essay on how I think the story of Melody of Memory can be improved.

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    О щедрости Блейка и скучном варианте развития сюжета Borderlands после первой части.

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    Русский
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    All Iida wants is to finish his English essay. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for him, Momo isn't going to let that happen.

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    Y'all i- (‘◉⌓◉’)
    There exists a well said statement by a man who was very qualified to speak on the matter. The man was Michelangelo, and the subject was goals and the making thereof. “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Here he debunks the common misconception that failure is damning, and in order to not fail, one should avoid the possibility altogether by setting one’s expectations so low they scrape along the bottom of the ocean.

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    Working on essays with his friends in the on-campus library is a routine part of Freshman Year for Dean. But he just can’t focus on his research today, especially when he could be holding Cas’ hand under the table instead. Their new relationship has Dean smitten, and when Cas suggests sneaking a secret kiss or two behind the bookshelves, how can Dean possibly resist?

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