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Vegeta: Redeeming a Villain. Or, How to Make Everyone Forget He Slaughtered Planets for Fun

Vegeta. A proud Saiyan prince. One of the greatest and most powerful warriors in all the universes. Antihero. Bad boy. Tough guy. Redeemed villain. If there is one thing that people like more than a hero, and even more than … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #383: The Power of Choice

“Power just makes a person more of themselves, right?” – Major Lemar “Battlestar” Hoskins, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1, Episode 4, “The Whole World is Watching” When Lemar says this, he’s talking to his best friend and … Continue reading

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Robotic Uprisings: The Deeper Fear

Robots. AI. Man-made life. These are staples in fiction, especially science fiction, featured in countless – and more every year – books, movies, TV shows, games, cartoons, anime, and more. It seems there is practically no limit to all the … Continue reading

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Spider-Man’s Way Home

Is Spider-Man: No Way Home a good movie? Yes. It is. However, it must be said, either you know the story so far, or you do not. It was said of Infinity War, when it first came out, that it … Continue reading

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The Captain Falcon and the NOT Winter Soldier Anymore

As human beings, we have a tendency to deify or demonize almost everything we see, including each other, and especially the people who stand out, like our heroes and villains. Now, there most certainly are such things as good and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #337: Dangerous Pedestals

“The danger with people like him… is that we put them on pedestals. They become symbols, icons, and then we start to forget about their flaws. From there… innocent people die, movements are formed, wars are fought.” – Baron Helmut … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #336: Meet in the Middle

“We can’t demand that people step up if we don’t meet them halfway.” – Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1, Episode 6, “One World, One People” Yes, I have enjoyed this show, and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #335: A Hopeful Point to the Pain

“What would be the point of all the pain and sacrifice if I wasn’t willing to stand up and keep fighting?” – Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1, Episode 5, “Truth” One might … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom 334: The Limits of Bloodshed

“Blood isn’t always the answer.” – Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1, Episode 4, “The Whole World is Watching” For as long as humans have existed, we have struggled to survive. It is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #331: Giving Symbols Meaning

“Symbols are nothing without the women and men that give them meaning.” – Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon,┬áThe Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1, Episode 1, “New World Order” This show just started, and it’s clear that the idea … Continue reading

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