Author Archives: Y.O.U.R.

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings

Some of you might already have heard the news, that Amazon has purchased the rights to do a Lord of the Rings tv series. At this point, not much is known about it – shooting has yet to begin and cast and crew are yet to be announced, however it will supposedly be a 5 season long endeavour and there has been claims that it will have an extremely high budget. Rumour has it that it will not be a mere retelling of the LOTR books, but it will heavily rely on the source material provided by the books. Continue reading

Power levels are bullshit! – introduction

Hello and welcome to a new segment of this little blog, called “Power levels are bullshit”.
Most of You probably know, that the title is a refference to DBZ and nerdy versus discussions in general.
You know, those discussions, where they pit one fictional character against another, say, Superman vs Goku, or Hulk vs Thanos, where they start with scans and they usually degenerate into a meaningless game of Angry Nerds, where everyone involved is only humiliating themselfs.
See, the thing is, I… usually stay away from those, for two main reasons.

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Why I think that making the Hobbit a trilogy is justified

One of the most common complaints about the Hobbit trilogy is the fact, that it is… a trilogy. Mainly since the book itself is only about 300 pages long, depending on your edition. Which is why many of the film’s critics have accused Peter Jackson of spreading too little material out so they could make more money. While it’s true, that The Hobbit book in itself does not have the scope or the length of The Lord of the Rings, that does not necessarily mean, that a movie version should be short just because the book was so. Especially, if one is to consider, that the two books are quite different in many ways.
So let’s take some time and look at why making the Hobbit a trilogy was justified and how Peter Jackson actually did the story a favour by giving it more space to breathe.
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Serpents of Eden – Unalaq

So let’s talk about Unalaq, the resident baddie from Book II of Legend of Korra.
In this post, we’ll have a look at his personality, his backstory, his powers and his overall place in the story, as well as some of the most common issues people seem to have with him, to determine how well he holds up as a villain.
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Dismantling the purist – introduction

So, I thought it would be a good idea to clear a few things up, before I actually start this series, since I do not want people to get the wrong idea.
‘Dismantling the Purist’ is a series, where I take an actual, real-life comment written by a Tolkien purist, and break it down to see why that comment and the things said in it are… not amongst the very wise.
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Hero’s Journey – Bra (DragonBall Multiverse)

So, let’s talk about Bra from the online fan-manga Dragonball Multiverse, as this was a topic requested by several people.
Probably an odd choice to start off the Hero’s Journey series of this blog, as many would argue, that she is in fact, not a hero at all. Which in itself, already says a lot, so let’s dive right in to see, how she holds up as a character as well as a hero.

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