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    Slytherin is Best House?

    Here is an article about how Slytherin is the Best Hogwarts House (and Not Actually Evil) that I’m posting to try and justify to myself how not to be depressed that I was sorted into Slytherin. One thing I realized, one of the first things they do to convince you that you’re not doomed is citing the good wizards that graduated from the snake pit. But… really the only one they can come up with is Merlin. The rest are from the Potterverse and while their evilness may be up for debate, they are certainly douchebags. Horace Slughorn is a harsh elitist. All the rest were turncoats — Regulus Black,…

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    The Lure of the Dark Side

    In 1989, Batman came out. The first to show a superhero living in a world that took things seriously. As serious as you can when a man falls in acid and can’t stop laughing. Now what I didn’t get, being a sociopathically lawful good paladin, was why everybody loved the Joker so much. You can’t *like* a bad guy. That’s just not done. He kills people. Over the years, I’ve learned the appeal of bad guys. It’s because giving into your dark side lets you release the frustrations and feelings that are not so good to do in real life. I think that’s one of the reasons why so many…

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    Analyzing the Disney Villains: Ratigan (The Great Mouse Detective)

    RATIGAN Origin: The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Or Professor Padraic Ratigan to his friends. Of which he has many. It’s pretty easy to have a good villain when you’re simply lifting one of the greatest, already existing antagonists in literary history. But adding mouse ears and Vincent Price’s voice goes a long way towards making this one of the most underrated villains in Disney canon. Motivation: Ratigan doesn’t want money — he already has a bunch — nor vengeance nor escape. He wants power. Why? I’m not sure, other than it would be cool to put on his resume. He seems to have a problem with his lot in life…

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    Analyzing the Disney Villains

    Hooray! It’s the new year. How about a new series? Since I’m done with Featured Fan Fiction, I gotta have something else to write about. You know what I love? The concept of good versus evil. What makes someone evil? What’s the definition of evil? If someone steals food to feed their family, is that evil? Are the heroes so good even though they’re constantly trying to kill the bad guy? Remember this gem that circulated the net about a year back. A famous television listing by Rick Polito for The Wizard of Oz: “Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then…