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Growing Up Fast: The Slayer Edition

Growing Up Fast: The Slayer Edition

Buffy: the Vampire Slayer appeals to teenagers and young adults because the creators and actors found a way to blend the thrilling heroics and fantasy with the things that real people go through.  Buffy goes through a constant conflict of [...]

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Princess Mononoke and Miyazaki’s Women

Princess Mononoke and Miyazaki’s Women

In order to grow your audience, you must betray their expectations. – Hayao Miyazaki Note: This review contains spoilers. The original Japanese poster for Mononoke-hime, or Princess Mononoke. Before viewing Princess Mononoke for the first time, I (and I am sure many people [...]

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Martha Jones, Defender of the Earth

Martha Jones, Defender of the Earth

No companion on Doctor Who doesn’t get dissected and analyzed and criticized again and again, but no companion catches more flak from the fandom than the one and only Martha Jones. Even before becoming an avid Whovian, I noticed the hatred [...]

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Legitimate Pain: A Love Story

Legitimate Pain: A Love Story

Willow making with the magics Willow is my favorite character for a number of reasons.  Her development as a character is amazing over the seven seasons and she had a lot of conflicts both internal and external that made her [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Fringe (TV series)

Our Favorite Things: Fringe (TV series)

I’m guilty of watching a lot of bad television. I’ll watch an episode of Storage Wars or American Pickers any day of the week. I get my share of mindless entertainment. I like rooting for fictionalized reality-TV characters and I [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Anime

Our Favorite Things: Anime

I came into contact with Japanese animation, better know as anime, when I was seven years old. Back then, I didn't know what Samurai X, as it was called in Spanish, was; I thought it was a very unusual looking [...]

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