Wardens Chapter 10
Hut of Witch of the Wilds, Flemeth
"Say that again?" Mairon was now next to the old woman who had called herself Flemeth while most except Rabbit and the dwarves remained stunned at this revelation. They had all heard the tales, in one fashion or another, stories that spoke of the Dreaded Witch who caused the fall of Conobar.
But to have her standing here...they had no idea what to make of it.
"Asha'bellanar!" Gilead immediately bowed to the older woman as if to confer respect though he still shook with fear, "Abelas...Andaran atish'an..."
"Get up young Seeker...the people need not bend their knee so quickly."
"The Flemeth of Legend? Daveth was right...you're the Witch of the Wilds, aren't you?"
"And what does that mean?" Flemeth asked the skeptical Alistair, "I know a bit of magic and it has served you all well, has it not?"
"The elder speaks truly." Durin spoke, "I know nothing of this Flemeth, but we owe this woman our lives. To throw aside gratitude in the name of facing off
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I leap and roll off of the train and watch it crash off a cliff.
Things have become so stupid, convoluted and contrived that I no longer care about how the Naruto series ends. Kishimoto has demonstrated that he doesn't give a damn about story consistency and he's just going to do whatever the hell he wants regardless of if it makes sense.
It's his story, so technically he can do that. But that doesn't mean that he should.
When a writer just ignores their own set rules and starts doing whatever the hell they want, then it shows in the story and weakens it. Things like Deus Ex Machina/Diabolus Ex Machina are employed when the writer writes themselves into a corner with no other way out; Handwaves are meant to direct the audience away from plotholes so that they can "enjoy" the show; or even jump sharking just to get a cheap reaction from the audience.
There's a lot of them, but some are just symptoms of the disease or signals from noise. Stuff like Naruto disregarding Hinata's
Logic's Insight: Twilight IntroductionLogic's Insight: Twilight Introduction3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anyone ever met someone who they had a bad feeling about from the start? Maybe they didn't put themselves out in the open as often, seemed like nice people and looked legitimately trustworthy. Even then, they just seemed like someone you could have a good time with. But you had a bad feeling about this person that only grew the more you hung out with them. Eventually you see them for the manipulative jerk that they really are and see signs that they'll cause trouble. But you look around to see that many of your friends don't see what you see until...the person does something.
That would be the best way to sum up the Twilight Saga. While at first glance, it appears to be a teenage love story about a girl who falls in love with a vampire despite the obvious danger. Good or bad, the premise isn't terrible in itself, in short, it's a nice set up for a decent read. Unfortunately, Twilight is much...much...worse...
There is a three word phrase that I can use to sum up my feelings for this se
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Reason #2 for hating Twilight, the relationship and dynamic
So we all know that Twilight's entire infrastructure is no longer valid because the central characters of the love story fail to make us care about them. Without that, we don't care about them getting together or about what might happen because of it.
But let's pretend that physical features can constitute a bond and that we care about them for a few minutes. It wouldn't matter because everything about their relationship and the dynamic it holds is wrong. Everything about their little tale is so horribly wrong.
You see, every love story has a certain dynamic that affects it's mood and tone, kind of like an overarching cloud that the story lies within. These dynamics come out in how the love story plays out and can wildly vary since love stories are so diverse and numerous.
Here's a few examples: Passsionate but forbidden romance; an animosity that still remains despite a g
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Sakura was pissed.
It was the anniversary of their marriage and Sasuke hadn't returned home. Worst yet, Sakura had an infant daughter to raise and her income wasn't getting stretched. Sakura assumed that Sasuke had some kind of inheritance or clan funds set aside from the Uchiha Clan. Considering that Sasuke and his daughter were the only living Uchiha left, Sakura figured that Sasuke was loaded with more than enough money to never have to worry about bills.
Except if that were the case, Sasuke didn't tell her anything.
So she needed a break. She left Sarada with Naruto and Hinata while she went on a long-term mission meant to pay a lot of money. Tsunade wanted her to find some guy named Luffy and capture him to use his bounty to strengthen the village treasury. Sakura traveled for months in-search of this Nami and hadn't found any trace except for towns being looted of money without any sign of who took it. Island after island reported the same thing and finally, Sakura checked into a
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Reason #1 for hating Twilight: The main characters
I may annoy a few people if I bring up a future point again and again and again. But it's such a pivotal one that it can't be ignored.
A love story is a tale about two characters who meet, form a bond that grows into a dynamic of love, and the rest of the story is about how that relationship is tested.
That last sentence, is the best summary that I can think of for why a life story either succeeds or fails. The first thing you need to have a love story or any kind of story for that matter, is a protagonist. In the case of the love story, two protagonists or a protagonist and his love interest.
Here's some basic examples from popular media:
Miroku and Sango from Inuyasha, Ron and Hermoine from Harry Potter, Master Chief and Cortana from Halo (it's weird), Pazu and Sheeta from Castle in the Sky, Any Bioware hero and the love interest of their choice, Cloud and Tifa from Final Fantasy VII, Aragorn and Arwen from Lord of the Rings, Cyclops
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So if you've been paying attention up to this point, then you'll see that Twilight lacks everything that a love story needs to work. It doesn't have characters that we care about, it doesn't have a relationship dynamic that fits with the story or the choices of the characters, and it's story is dull and stretched out longer than it needs to without anything ever affecting the characters or testing their bonds. The lore of the saga can't even stay consistent with itself and doesn't leave any room for real dramatic tension.
Despite this, the saga is selling extremely well. The saga is a gold mine! The books sell extremely well since the first book's debut and have garnered a moderate amount of critical praise because of it's influence; the movies have grossed a grand total of two and a half billion dollars on a total budget of two hundred and fifty million dollars; and it has a large and powerfull
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G1!Starscream: Ladies and Gentlemen, we've taken very single angle into account, tallied the votes, discussed every possible scenario and the combatants are set. Let's end this debate once and for all. Anderson, would you like to do the honours? Anderson? *Looks around the booth* Where the hell are you?
Anderson: *comes rushing in with a bunch of weapons* Oh don't mind me Starscream, I'm setting up the anti-fan boy defences so those angry Hulk or Godzilla fanboys...
*cocks a shotgun*
...Don't come and kill us
G1!Starscream: Anyway, we're about to get this fight started, would you like to do the honours?
Kyle: (Facial lines glowing a bright orange) With pleasure, Starscream. *Takes a deep breath* IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLE!!!!!!!!!
Central Park, New York City, North America, Saturday, 10:00 AM, 22nd July, 2014 (Five days after th
Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 3Reason #3 for hating Twilight, the story and loreLogic's Insight: Twilight Part 33 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
At this point, I'm pretty much beating a dead horse. We don't protagonists that we actually care about, We have a mismatched relationship that we don't care about and it has a dynamic that is completely removed from common sense, so there's really no reason to keep going right?
But what about everyone else?
Ha! My friend, it really doesn't matter what's going on with everyone else because none of it is ever going to inconvenience the nice little love affair that's going on. Mainly because the main characters never care about what's happening around them, the surrounding events of a vampire-werewolf war never complicates matters for Bella's upcoming wedding...hell! The two clans even put up a truce just to keep Bella alive! Nobody even questions what makes this human woman so special.
Jacob loves her. So what? She doesn't really love him! Why should t
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The City of Angel Groove
While technically a state more than a city since each of the districts are big enough to be cities by themselves, Angel Groove remains a peaceful place where poverty is less than 1%, Education is top ranked in the world, and everyone has a chance to make their mark on this groove of angels.
Even now, a little girl was making her mark on her doting father and mother as they strolled through the Angel Groove park with their elder butler nearby playing a game of golf.
"It's a really pretty park daddy!" The little girl said with delightful excitement and started staring at a frog that just stared back.
"Careful dear Annie...that could be a hypno toad." Annie's mother playfully warned while the girl just watched the frog hop across their path and back into the woods.
"Why can't we just live in this place?" She excitedly asked much to her father's amusement, "Look Daddy! A diamond!" The little girl shouted bringing
Epic Rap Battles of Destiny: Revan vs ShepardDisclaimer: I don't own either of the characters portrayed or mentioned in this sound-off. This is non-profit parody that I made for my own amusment.Epic Rap Battles of Destiny: Revan vs Shepard3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
EPIC RAP BATTLES OF DESTINY!
Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
Darth Revan (Knights of the Old Republic)
Light Side Revan-
Long Ago in a Galaxy far away...
I forged a legacy that will live beyond my day...
I've saved my people three times over,
From Ancient Sith to a hopeless trooper,
Mandalore's crew all came to knew,
that their firepower was to me as water,
Bane adored me, the Jedi revered me,
Even Bastila gave in and pleased me...
If it weren't for my game, none would know Bioware,
I changed RPGs and put em into full gear,
I stomped Mandalore, Malak and the Sith Emperor,
Overwhelmed? Not surprised, go take your temperature.
I'm Commander Shepard and I approve this ass-whoopin,
This cocky jedi is just asking for a beatin.
I've faced forces you
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Breloom: Alright we've analyzed our combatants to their cores and looked at it from every angle
Mewtwo: and considered every possibility.
Doom: Now entertain DOOM with a DEATH BATTLE!!!!
New York, unknown diner, one month ago
Johnny Blaze just sat there staring at the television set. He was still in shock over what he just witnessed on screen. Tokyo had been destroyed in a fight between two white haired swordsmen. Their wasn't alot shown on the two given the speed of the fight but from what little that was managed to be captured on film he recognized as demonic powers. Especially when one became a flying laser shooting demon. He knew that a couple people would be after the two, he also knew only one person could bring justice to those who died in the Tokyo fight. Johnny left a 20 on the table and walked outside accidentally bumping into someone.
"Yeah watch w
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Myth: All right, the combatants are set. Lets end this debate once and for all.
Soul: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLE!!!!!!!!!
? ? ?
Alucard's eyes flashed open. He was VERY confused as to where he was. It looked like the Hellsing headquarters but something felt... off. Maybe it was the fact that Integra was hanging by the neck or Seras being ripped in two.
Alucard walked over and... poked Integra. She didn't move. How did this all happen? Was it-
One, two, Freddy's coming for you
Three, four, better lock your door
five, six, grab your crucifix
Seven, eight, can you stay awake?
Nine, ten... never sleep again?
Alucard confused expression... quickly turned into a grin. "Ooh... someone has come out to play, have they?" Alucard said. His attacker was in complete confusion now. What the hell? He just killed two people he liked... and no