Tag Archives: Truth Unpolished

Striking Blue Thunder – Episode 6: Skydiver

The Plot: APEX must protect the president of a Latin American country from a counter-revolutionary group bent on assassination.

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Where Stereotypes Reign

Want to see where stereotypes go unchallenged? Where sexism, misandry, and misogyny go unchecked? Where fat-shaming and body issues go hand in hand? Where you can give your racism a veneer that most rights groups don’t really bother to confront, … Continue reading

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Fantasy vs. Reality in Storytelling

This is an outgrowth from the discussion at Ars Marginal about the Chosen One motif found in televised and printed media.  Some of the discussion moved towards using more historical references for developing better characters of color OR telling their … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Elektra [2004, Jennifer Garner]

Note:  This is not the Shannon Tweed Cinemax Softcore Movie of the Same Name. Sliced Summary: An assassin is chased by a clan of Japanese Ninjas when they discover the whereabouts of a young girl who holds the key to … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Glory

The Call to Arms: A all-Black regiment in the Union Army is formed during the American Civil War of the 1860s.  While fighting against the Confederacy for their freedom, they also have to stand against the bigotry within the Northern … Continue reading

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Pause…Reflect…

What happens when you cheer openly for the death of others? What happens when the first reaction to a body hitting the ground in a pool of blood is wild applause? What happens when no reflection of life except for … Continue reading

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On Comic Book Adaptation and Story Continuity

Some of the many arguments that happen between fans of comic books and media personalities surround the idea of “Staying True to the Origin Story.”  The loudest argument you often hear from many fans – other than a scantily-clad female … Continue reading

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