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Joss Whedon and the Golden Age

Alright, so I have to say: I think we are entering into a Golden Age of creativity in our world today. A world where we are running into new technologies, new ways of doing entertainment, new ways of approaching storytelling. A world where there is so much quantity, but we still value the quality so much.

I submit to you that this, the world we are moving into, the Day and Age, the Zeitgeist – for the geeks, the barometer of this has to be the success of Joss Whedon.

The shirt is from pvponline.com, but it's all over the Internet by now...

The shirt is from pvponline.com, but it’s all over the Internet by now…

A man who, constantly, has been shut down by the establishment. And who, when given the chance, creates the most beloved pieces of geekdom being produced today, outside of perhaps Doctor Who. Perhaps.

So join me for a few moments to consider where Joss Whedon has been, and where he has gotten to now, director of one of the highest grossing movies ever made.

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Character Studies Truncated

This grid does a pretty good job breaking down the alignments, other than being in an odd... alignment. Found on http://thenickelscreen.com/2011/05/24/the-nine-alignments-of-movies/

This grid does a pretty good job breaking down the alignments, other than being in an odd… alignment. Found on http://thenickelscreen.com/2011/05/24/the-nine-alignments-of-movies/

So, I’ve decided I may have dived in a bit early with my last post. I started doing some research, and found that, not only do I come across images of the alignment grid… they’re all over the place. This is a thought experiment that we are by no means the first to experiment with. So, the question becomes, should we pursue it?

Or do we pursue the white whales?

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Character Studies – D&D Alignments

One of our favorite things to geek out about is characters. Who they really are, what they believe, what they do, why they do it. And one of our favorite ways to think about characters and their underlying beliefs and philosophies is with the Dungeons and Dragons alignments.

If you have not thought about the solid, real-world applicability of alignments before, you should do so now. Then read on.

Our thought would be to explore a few characters (or groups of characters) that match each alignment. We may also highlight some particularly difficult to place characters. (That means you, Kvothe.) So what sorts of themes are we seeing as we think about it?

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