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YA Strong Female Characters (and Witty Blog Comments)

I read this article today about “Trinity Syndrome”. This happens when a female character is set up as badass, interesting, multi-faceted, in the first act… then has nothing to do for the rest of the movie. Examples were Trinity from The Matrix, Valka from How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Tauriel in The Hobbit:[…]

Atonement

Today is Yom Kippur. It is sometimes called the holiest day of the year. It is the Day of Atonement, when the sacrifice is made to make atonement for people’s sins. Personally, I remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross to make reconciliation between me and God. Atonement is a strange concept, isn’t it?[…]