Category Archives: Thoughts

Curse of the Chapter 3

Disclaimer:  I actually misread my note that said ‘Ch. 3 Curse’.  I thought I meant to make a post about curses that come in 3’s, which I thought was odd.  So, I got the above picture and sat down to … Continue reading

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What is the Superhero Paradox?

I’ve actually thought of this issue a lot since my teenage years, but I never knew there was a term for it until now.  It may be nuanced, but the gist is: Superhero Paradox–  Superheroes try to make the world … Continue reading

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Eucatastrophe: It’s a Real Word, Spellchecker

Coined by J.R.R. Tolkien, this type of event is one that closely resembles Deus Ex Machina.  That means people don’t like it.  Tolkien did say that this could happen with the use of Deus Ex Machina, but that isn’t easy … Continue reading

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What’s an Idiot Plot?

I was trying to find what would be the opposite of ‘Plot Armor’ when I came across this term.  It is: Idiot Plot–  The story is only able to continue because everyone involved is an idiot.  This means that they … Continue reading

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Canon vs Head Canon

I’m not talking about the weapon, which is spelled CANNON.  This one is missing an ‘N’ and gets thrown about a lot.  What is it? Canon–  A list of works connected to an author, world, or character that are established … Continue reading

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What is Plot Armor?

I was surprised when I ran into people who had never heard of ‘Plot Armor’.  It’s been around for a while and gets tossed about the Internet fairly often.  It shows up a lot when it comes to action adventure, … Continue reading

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What Exactly is an Energy Attack?

My son and I started watching Dragon Ball a few months back.  This got me thinking about energy attacks and the overall power structure that was introduced in this series.  Also, how it differs from what I use: I work … Continue reading

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A Collection of Odd Thoughts

Not that long ago, I began thinking of strange things.  I decided to write them down and that’s where they stayed.  I shared a few with people, but the reactions were never what I expected.  Some could be seen as … Continue reading

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Pieces of an Adventuring Party

Fantasy adventures commonly have groups of heroes even if only one of them is the primary antagonist.  A challenge for any author is to piece one together that is effective and interesting.  You can go with all warriors or all … Continue reading

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Autism in Fiction

I kind of tackled this in 2015 with a Questions 3 post.  I didn’t really go into my own thoughts and details though.  Also, I’ve learned a lot and my beliefs back then might have changed.  As my son gets … Continue reading

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