Darth Vader: Appreciating the Hero in the Villain

Gollum. Bane. Loki. Sherlock. Snape. These are only a few characters that are amazing because of their marvelous depth in the stories they helped create. But there is one character I always automatically think of when it comes to talking about the depth and character arc: Darth Vader. I’ve said it before: Darth Vader is AWESOME. He is my favorite villain of all time. He is the character that made the Star Wars movies; in other words, there would be no Star Wars if there was no Darth Vader. It’s as simple as that. This post is not only for people who 1) think it’s sick to love a character who killed little kids, or 2) hate the Prequels for various reasons. It is also for any Star Wars fan or writer who loves breaking down and analyzing the essence of Darth Vader’s character and the genius twist in the “Chosen One” stereotype.
Darth Vader Appreciating the Hero in the Villain                                                  Image Copyright Susannah Metzler ©2016 

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Constant Collectible: An Awesome Geek Site is On the Rise

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“Make Good Art” – An Inspirational Speech by Neil Gaiman

I won a runner-up in an Instructables contest (which was called “Spectacular Failures,” so no wonder) for an attempt at carving a Harry Potter pumpkin. I was such a wonderfully horrible carver that the pumpkin looked like it was melting from within and the words “Harry Potter” barely noticeable, and so I received a prize: a book called “Make Good Art” by a guy named Neil Gaiman. At first I just shrugged and thought it was just a sarcastic joke, but I opened it up and encountered some of the best inspiration I’ve ever slammed eyes on.

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The Writer’s Wish List: The Aspirations of Writers DEBUNKED

It is embedded in the origins of humanity for all full-functioning, self-ambitious human beings to wish for things. Trends in relevant statistics reveal that human beings wish for things such as vacations, game or theater tickets, snow, money, certain relationships, etc. This goes for a wide majority of the world’s population, despite differences in personality, status, or well-being. But writers? Well, sometimes the things these totally normal people wish for fall into three general adjectival Categories, listed below:

  • Deeply unusual and questionable
  • Seen as bizarre and ridiculous to everyone except themselves
  • Are either impossible or never could happen.

If you happen to have a friend who is a writer and have had to restrain yourself from taking him to the nearest psychologist, The Writer’s Wish List is for you. Its sole purpose is to finally reveal and explain the deepest wishes of these odd and scatterbrained, yet thoughtful and imaginative people we know as “writers.”

Ladies and Gents … The Writer’s Wish List.

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A Strong Theme: Your Story Has One

Writers can express what they believe through words. Words have the power to encourage, inspire, give hope, change someone’s mind, make people think again about themselves, other people, the world, the meaning of life. Words have power to make the world beautiful, and if we use those words right, we can. A Strong Theme Your Story Has One  Tea with TumnusRead More »