Meet Me Halfway

Banes at 12:00AM, March 11, 2021



Last week I talked about what kind of stuff to stick in the middle section of stories.

Here's a tangent I found myself on, about the actual halfway mark:

Well, the middle bit almost always contains the actual halfway point of the story. In many stories this is a ...





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Captain America Civil War

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2021



I've compared “Avengers Infinity War” to the classic movie cliffhanger in The Empire Strikes Back.

But the Marvel Cinematic Universe actually pulled off an almost-“Empire”-level story a couple years before that, in Captain America: Civil War.

The MCU started off with multiple movies setting up Iron Man ...





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The Empire Strikes Back is 40 - and More Baffling Silliness from Disney Lucasfilm?

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 31, 2020

Spoilers for recent Star Wars, eg the Mandalorian.
It went unspoken in my year of Newsposts, but 2020 is the 40th Anniversary the release of The Empire Strikes Back.

that's not true! That's impossible!
No, man! Search your feelings! you know it's true! Forty damn years!


Though ...






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The Boys Shows a Refreshing Perspective on the Superhero Genre

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 30, 2020



Imagine a city where a group of seven high-powered “superheroes” (think the Avengers or Justice League) are corrupt and it is up to a lone-wolf vigilante and an audio/visual salesman to be the ones with a lawful moral compass.

At first, the plot twist is refreshing, it answers the ...



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San Diego Comic Con Rocks Southern California this Week

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 15, 2019



San Diego Comic Con comes to town in a few days to begin a new Hotelacolypse, or when hotels run out of space in downtown San Diego. The line ups are going to range from new film and series announcements with the casts of Game of Thrones, IT 2, and ...

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QUACKCAST 425 - Pay-off or rip-off?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 7, 2019

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In this Quackcast we chat about set-ups. pay-offs, and rip-offs. To make your climaxes and endings more satisfying you have pay-offs for audience expectations: set them up ...



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A confused rant about setup and payoff

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 3, 2019



After seeing both the recent episode of Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame, I walked away wondering why I felt slightly unfulfilled. I’m going to go into spoiler territory here, so if you haven’t seen either GOT or Endgame it might be best to steer clear of this ...

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The Normal Ones

Banes at 12:00AM, May 2, 2019



There was an episode of the show ‘Supernatural’ a few years back where Dean met with the literal personification of Death. This Creature - one of the most powerful, if not THE most powerful, would take human form once in awhile (or when some ancient agreement demanded it). He would sometimes ...

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Countdown to Free Comic Book Day

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 1, 2019



Free Comic Book Day is coming up and there is still time to figure out if your local comic book shop is handing out free comic books. On Saturday, May 4, 2019, several comic books shops will have comic books on the racks at no charge to you. It is ...

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5 great comic book slots

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2019



Comics have always had a special hold on people’s imaginations, with stories immersing readers in fantasy worlds where literally anything is possible. And, unlike books, comics combine the power of words and pictures. The skills of the artist mean that those worlds and other phenomena are there for all ...

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