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The Rise of Grindelwald

We first heard of Grindelwald as a throwaway fact on Albus Dumbledore’s chocolate frog card in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, a dark wizard that Dumbledore had, in fact, defeated years and years before. In Deathly Hallows, however, Grindelwald became an important piece of the puzzle of Voldemort’s defeat.

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Villain for a Day at Salt Lake Comic Con

You should never underestimate the power of cosplay in groups.  I’ve been a part of a charity group for a while, but for this Comic Con I planned to do something a little different. Livewire was my favorite villain in Season 1 of Supergirl. Since her outfit didn’t look too hard to imitate, I decided to cosplay her. Then a few months ago, one of my Facebook friends decided to put together a DC Villains/Arkham group for comic con. I decided to volunteer Livewire.

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How the Stepmother in the New Cinderella Worked

The world we live in isn’t perfect.  There are two ways to deal with it. One, either you take what you want by force and be angry about everything that’s not going your way.  Two, you can accept that you can’t change everything, and you can still treat others the way you want to be treated.

The two leading ladies of the recent Cinderella remake fell on different ends of the spectrum. I admit, because of the complete reversal of character roles in Maleficent I was curious what direction Disney would take with this new live-action fairy tale.  I wondered about the evil stepmother especially.  Would we see Lady Tremaine’s motivations for abusing her stepdaughter?  Would she be given a sympathetic angle? As it turned out, my questions were answered, but only very subtly–blink and you’ll miss it.  I have only figured out Lady Tremaine after almost a year of reflecting on the film and of course rewatching it multiple times.  Cinderella and Lady Tremaine aren’t much different from their counterparts in the classic animated film on the surface, but on closer inspection they are very well-rounded characters.

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