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Star Wars: No, Rey is not a Mary Sue

In anticipation for Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiering in theaters this week, I wanted to look back on The Force Awakens to see how the characters could develop and progress in the upcoming film. And since the new movie is com...


Stranger Things: Dungeons & Dragons, Nerd Culture, and Narrative

The first season of Stranger Things begins with Will, Dustin, Lucas, and Mike excitedly playing a campaign of the role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. Throughout the show, D&D evokes nostalgia and associations with ne...


The Future of Kingdom Hearts: 0.2 Birth By Sleep Review

Developed by: Square Enix Published by: Square Enix Release Date: January 2017 Available on: PlayStation 4 Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage is a short game–only about two hours long–in th...



Fantasy and Science Fiction in Game of Thrones: Playing with Genre

Recently, I sat myself down to re-watch the entirety of Game of Thrones, HBO’s hit television series based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, and in truly experiencing the scope of the show, I re...