Graduated Articulates: Seriously Though, What is Wrong With Female Characters?

I bet no one remembers that this happened. But they shouldn’t be surprised.

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Graduated Articulates: He’s Only Guilty of Being a Dwarf

Tyrion Lannister, in the Privy, with a Crossbow.

Oh, hey. Spoilers, yo.

So. It’s been a bit, but I’m packing a new Game of Thrones post. I had wanted to write another sooner, but I figured it would be easier and fairer to wait until the Season Finale. It’s not fair to declare a TV series racist, sexist, or homophobic until it’s given you all it can. And, well, Game of Thrones Season 4 has given us all it can.

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Modern Mythologies: SCP Foundation

“We secure. We contain. We protect.

– The Administrator”

In the world of modern mythology, one would be remiss not to mention the SCP Foundation. With the last count I saw at upwards of 2000 articles, this is a site I’ve visited for years now and honestly believe to be a gem of the Internet.

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Modern Mythologies: Slender Man and Marble Hornets

Since I hit my first year as a Freshman college student, news has had a way of getting under my skin. It can shock me; leaving me either irritated, enraged, terrified, or a little bit of all three. It got to the point where I had to take a step back. I had to completely separate myself from the news stories I knew would do little more than aggravate me, and I’ve done pretty good about it.
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Graduated Articulates: Genre Specifics

We as a culture have an awkward relationship with genre writing. We reflexively understand that the Literary Canon should be realistic poetry and writing, but we also break down movie theatre doors in order to give studios trillions of dollars for Avengers and The Dark Knight. We somehow respect genre writing as the entertaining adventure that it is while denouncing it as not having the same artistic merit of any classic novel. Does Frankenstein not have the same literary merit as Jane Austen?
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Graduated Articulates: A True Lion Cub

 Harken ye, thy mighty few – there be spoilers ahead.

Sexuality is very present thing in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” universe. It’s a necessary reality of a book series that is so obsessed with a realistic representation of a world at least tangentially related to the British “War of the Roses.” Martin has repeatedly suggested this idea, and I completely agree. You cannot have a series on war and subjugation and somehow have sex be absent. However, as I’m going to outline below, the writers of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series have taken that idea and ran much too far with it. They took what was a very real part of the ASOIAF universe and made a mockery of it – all in a futile attempt to really, really get us to hate King Joffery I of the Houses Baratheon and Lannister, the First of his Name.

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