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The Magic of Earthsea

The Earthsea Cycle is a collection of five novels and nine short stories written by Ursula K. Le Guin, with its publication spanning decades—from the first novel, A Wizard of Earthsea in 1968 to the last installment of the se...


A Thematic Analysis of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War,Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Black Panther. Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe produced character-driven narratives that weave in themes...


What Ready Player One Could Learn from The Lego Movie

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline takes place in a dystopian future, where the population of Earth spends all of its time in a virtual reality game called the OASIS.  The game developer who created the OASIS, James Halliday, d...



Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition and Meta Narrative

Final Fantasy XV, originally entitled Final Fantasy Versus XIII, wrestled through development hell for nearly a decade before its initial release. The game was accompanied by a movie, Kingsglaive, and an anime, Brotherhood: Fin...


How Stands Changed JoJo for the Better

As one of the most influential manga and anime series of all time, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a pioneer of the shounen genre. Its third and most popular part, Stardust Crusaders, is an endearing road trip story that foll...