J K Rowling, George Lucas, and Retcons (Mostly A Rant)

This wasn’t a post planned in advance, but when I saw the ‘news’ where J K Rowling ‘announced’ that she regretted pairing up Ron and Hermione in the Harry Potter series not long ago, I felt the need to say something about it. (Though I am aware that in the full interview her comments weren’t asContinue reading “J K Rowling, George Lucas, and Retcons (Mostly A Rant)”

Plot and Setting: Why Bigger is Not Always Better (A Continuation of My Thoughts on the Divergent Series)

(Warning: Spoilers for the Divergent series and the Hunger Games  series.) As I mentioned in my quick review of the Divergent series, the first problems with the story began to appear in the second book, Insurgent, where it felt like the author decided that the story needed to be ‘bigger’, and went about expanding it the wrong way, whichContinue reading “Plot and Setting: Why Bigger is Not Always Better (A Continuation of My Thoughts on the Divergent Series)”