[Review] Sunstone Volume 4

written by Brandon Moore and Kate Spencer

Things start to get sticky in Volume 4 of Sunstone, and not in the good way. Hopefully Kate Spencer and Brandon Moore can make some sense of things.

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[Review] The Flash (2014) Episode 2×10: “Potential Energy”

This week, more than one person says goodbye. Slow down and take a breather, because it’s time to take a look at CW’s The Flash.


BETHANY

The theme of this episode could be described as “HOW DO I RELATIONSHIP?”

Anybody could probably tell you the answer: it takes work, it takes trust, it takes love. The thing about trust, though, is that it’s a leap of faith. You have to hope that someone will catch you if you jump. If you don’t know that you’ll be met halfway, you stop at the edge and suddenly there’s this chasm between you and someone else, one you didn’t see before.

I mean, it’s all metaphorical, here. But you don’t really run up on that chasm until the moment comes when you have to trust, and be trusted. You have to meet in the middle; it doesn’t work any other way.

Spoilers under the cut.
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[Review] Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

written by George Hatch

I’ve been a Star Wars fan for most of my life, but it wasn’t until my late teens that I was really turned on to the novels in the Extended Universe. I spent a good portion of my twenties voraciously reading the next chapters in the post-Return Of the Jedi era, until I felt a sense of closure at the end of the Legacy Of the Force series. Six years later, Disney bought Lucasfilm, ending the Extended Universe and establishing a new one. However, Disney did an interesting thing when it grandfathered the Clone Wars cartoon into their new cartoon, Star Wars: Rebels: they brought back fan-favorite characters, such as Ahsoka Tano. It was a sign that not all the old EU characters were destined for the great space dustbin.
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[TV Breakdown] He-Man Episode 1×05: “She-Demon Of Phantos”

TV/Comics Breakdown: what is it? It’s a live Twitter series that appears every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It’s like Mystery Science Theater 3000, but for classic comic books and TV shows. Peruse the archives here, and if you like what we’re doing, please donate!

In this entry, we’ll be looking at He-Man and the Masters Of the Universe Episode 1×05: “She-Demon of Phantos,” in which Teela twerks.

Read the review at https://storify.com/Akelaa/tv-breakdown-episode!

[Review] Horizon: Zero Dawn

written by Kate Spencer

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: humans make machines, machines have pretty big flaw that no one notices until it’s too late, machines cause apocalypse, humans now live in a post-apocalyptic world fighting against machines.

I know, I’ve just described The Matrix, Terminator, and countless other stories. The hubris of humankind when creating machines is a theme that’s so well-tread that we all fear Siri will one day rule the Earth…after she tells us “drool the mirth” isn’t in our contacts. While the robot apocalypse theme isn’t a new one, it’s still possible to take that theme in a new direction to make a unique story.
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[Anglo-Filles] Episode 55 – Hashtag On Brand

Les Filles address a recent kerfuffle in romancelandia — is a happy ending mandatory? Let’s talk about genre conventions and audience expectations, how far can you stray before your readers (movie watchers, podcast listeners) voice their displeasure.

Click here to listen to the latest episode of the Anglo-Filles.