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Genre Focus: SolarPunk

by Caleb Sica What is SolarPunk? Well, the SolarPunks’ Tumblr said it best. “Solarpunk is a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilization look like, and how can we get there?” The aesthetics of solarpunk merge the practical with the beautiful, the well-designed with the green

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Satire, Sci-Fi, and the Smiths: Why Rick and Morty is Revamping A Too-Serious Genre

by Courtney Vice “Okay, well, sometimes science is more art than science, Morty. A lot of people don’t realize that.“ Inspiring words, if they weren’t said after a super genius just turned the entire world into a Cronenberg-esque nightmare. Or, well, daydream for Cronenberg. Rick and Morty isn’t a new show. Having only recently launched its third season, its been

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Tripp’s Top Ten Fantasy Worlds

Fantasy worlds, they have the power to transport us to new universes, fulfilling our most wild and vivid dreams of escapism. These locales offer us singular and exciting experiences by which we may traverse our dull lives and explore lands of grand adventure. We all have dreamed of living in our own cozy hobbit-hole in the Shire or of living

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Writing Prompts: Good or Bad for the Writer’s Soul?

by Courtney Vice  As a writer, I have noticed a trend surging online amongst the writing community: writing prompts. These prompts are generally short and—if they’re good—creative starters to writing. Essentially, they’re a cure for writer’s block. An example could be an opening line, a scenario, or even dialogue from a character. Entire subreddits are dedicated to writing prompts, both

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The Protagonist Problem

The protagonist is a key to any successful story, whether book, film or TV show. What type of protagonist are we going to have? The young hero, slowly realising his powers? The grizzled veteran on one last mission? The outsider discovering a new land? The choice of protagonist is crucial to a story’s success as it is their journey that

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Top Five Noteworthy Fantasy Weapons

Powerful weapons have been a staple in fantasies and myths since the dawn of language. In fact, they have become so prevalent that we expect to see them in any action movie or book that has even a hint of the preternatural. These armaments are often extremely powerful, being imbued with magical or cosmic forces, granting their wielders some pretty

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