Category Archives: Random Stuff

I Think I Know What Aslan Said to Puzzle at the End of The Last Battle

In the final chapter of the final book in The Chronicles of Narnia, The Last Battle, something mysterious happens. I’m not talking about the destruction of the old Narnia, the sudden super-speed of the humans, their ability to run up … Continue reading

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I Was So Wrong in This Old Article

I make a lot of definitive statements as the Deja Reviewer, judging this and that movie in ways that I think are reasonable and sometimes daring. But doing this leaves me open to the possibility of having to eat humble … Continue reading

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Quigley Down Under’s Villain Isn’t Such a Bad Guy

When it comes to villains, Elliott Marston is among my favorites. During my recent rewatch of Quigley Down Under in preparation for my Cinematic Chiasmus article, I noticed that Marston is surprisingly sympathetic. I’m not saying he’s a paragon of … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Work Is Never Finished

George Lucas famously said that films are never truly finished, only abandoned. I’ve noticed that that is true of basically everything I do, even though I’m not a filmmaker. I’m a writer, and each article I write feels like it … Continue reading

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My Cancellation Has Already Begun

Last Monday, I logged into Reddit looking for fun things to upvote when I was hit by an admin message informing me that my account has been permanently suspended. No recourse. No discussion. No mercy. And why was I banned? … Continue reading

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Are We a Good People?

Yes, I meant to put that “a” in the title of this article. That’s because I’m not just asking if we are good people individually, but, as a neighborhood, city, county, state, and country, are we a good people? Do … Continue reading

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An Important Change in the Way I’ll Talk About Movies

I take criticism seriously. By listening to people, especially when they have something to say that feels painful at first, I find many opportunities to grow and be better. I recently received some feedback to an article I wrote that … Continue reading

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I Wonder When I Will Be Canceled

With all that’s going on in the world, I feel the need to take a detour from my usual topics and discuss something of supreme importance. As a simple man who doesn’t go with the flow and instead pushes against … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Times

Just a quick Christmas message. I was thinking recently about how the best and worst times in life are often inseparably intertwined. We are in the midst of a yearlong lockdown, which has led to a lot of suffering that … Continue reading

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Taking a Moment to Be Grateful

I know Thanksgiving was last week, but I feel the need to take a moment to express gratitude for something most precious to me. The Monday before Thanksgiving, my wife collapsed in a puddle of her own blood in our … Continue reading

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