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Why I Love/Hate Eucatastrophe?

Hero–  I’m rather torn on this subject. Villain–  I flat out hate the thing.  Almost as much as not having a name for this skit. Hero–  We can agree on that second problem. Villain–  Hear me out on eucatastrophe.  It … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using a Eucatastrophe

As we established on Monday, eucatastrophe is when a story ends with the protagonist being rescued from the clutches of doom by an event beyond their control.  So, how can you use it intentionally? First big rule is that these … 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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