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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell: A Review

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What on Earth is this novel? Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is Susanna Clarke’s bestselling Fantasy History Novel. And it is amazing, astounding, supertastical, and brilliant. These are all just a handful of the real (and created) adjectives possible to throw at this tome. Were one to enter into an adjective war this book would […]

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Ragnarok and Roll! A Review of the Third Thor Film

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Rockin’ to Led Zeppelin  Thor: Ragnarok is a riveting, edge-of-your seat, rock and roll…comedy? Indeed, Taiki Waititi’s direction, creates a comedic film that is a pure action-packed adrenaline hit. This, combined with Chris Hemsworth’s eponymous star power, creates the most fun of all Marvel films. Easter eggs, potent visual effects, and charismatic character development abounds across […]

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The Dressmaker

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A Uniquely Australian Text The Dressmaker is quintessentially Australian in nature. After all, Australia is this reviewer’s homeland. And yet at the same time it is a somewhat controversial novel. For The Dressmaker is in many regards a distasteful novel and not at all a fairytale to read. There is no happily-ever-after morality with regard […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Metaphors and Similes

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Metaphor and simile: What is the difference? Technically speaking, the most common difference between metaphors and similes are described as this: metaphors state that an object is something it is not (i.e. the man was a ferocious tiger) while similes state that an object is similar to or like an object it is not (i.e. […]

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: A Play Script Review

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The Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Play Review Sam: Did you hear Tom? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead? Tom: Really dead? Sam: Really dead. Tom: Really? Sam: Really, really. Tom: Really, really, really? Sam: Really, really, really. Tom: Really, really, really, really? Sam: Would you stop that? Rosencrantz is dead as dead can be – which is actually pretty dead. Tom: Pretty dead indeed. Sam: But (pauses) they’re […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Character Development

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Character Development Through Archetypes In a previous post, the idea of character archetypes was briefly discussed with the use of a character archetype wheel. These character archetypes are the roles that characters typically fall into as seen in the following detailed wheel: The problem with simply following character archetypes, however, is that many characters do […]

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Thinking Education – An Introduction

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Introduction – Thinking Education Another series of blog posts will begin to run simultaneously with our review categories, technical writing advice, and story drafting. This series is named ‘Thinking Education’ because it gets to the heart of what education aims to develop: thinking. Thinking Education aims to explore are some practical thinking activities. As well […]

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Civil War II – A Graphic Novel

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Civil War II is one of the latest events in the Marvel Comic Book Universe, following on from the events of the Secret Wars and all the new characters being introduced into the current continuum (such as Ms. Marvel and the Miles Morales version of Spiderman). Civil War II focuses on conflict between Iron Man and […]