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Scott Pilgrim’s Such an Unreliable Narrator

One of my favourite movies is Scott Pilgrim vs the World. I’m pretty sure both the movie and the comic book it was based off was written specifically for me because every line and every image appeals to the awesome … Continue reading

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Give Me a Moment

Recently, I was introduced to this amazing short film. I may have been procrastinating the metric tonne of assignments dumped on my head at the time (incidentally, that’s also my excuse for skipping last week’s post) but it’s something that … Continue reading

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Why Flawed Characters are the Best Kind

As writers, we love our protagonists. We can’t help it. Spending so much time with someone, going over every possible scenario and adventure they could get themselves into, we get to know them better than we know even our closest … Continue reading

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Writing in First Person

These days everyone writes in first person. It seems that you can’t turn around without seeing another book written this way. And another. And another. But why this sudden trend of first person? What is this collective madness? And should … Continue reading

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Culture Clash Part 2

Last week I talked about culture and used some of Geert Hofstede’s work to explain how different cultures being different is something we can actually measure and prove rather than just giving lip service to the phenomena. This week we’re … Continue reading

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Culture Clash Part 1

I’m going to say something that will surprise you. I would ask if you’re ready for this but I don’t think anybody’s ready. Not really. This is something that you just can’t be prepared for. But here we go anyway. … Continue reading

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Conversing with Captain Obvious

The other day, I watched Lord of the Rings Return of the King with my roommate. And, in addition to being STILL blown away by the sheer epic of that movie despite multiple rewatchings and ten years of advances in … Continue reading

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