4 x This Week: Animated Movies (Question Mark?), Writing Advice Websites, and Five Man Bands

Hello again. Not much going on this week, so, uh, I’m gonna talk about random things. Also, no picture, because… just because.


Here’s a question: why do some adults avoid animated movies? I always come across people who think that animation (2D or 3D) is for children, which confuses me a bit. Yes, many of these movies are marketed towards children, but many of those movies are also quite complex. And who says that a story made for children can’t be for adults too? This, to me, calls to mind a few quotes from C.S. Lewis:

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”


“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

Additionally, have you seen how much work goes into animating a movie? There’s a lot of planning and technical work that goes into that stuff.

If anyone is an adult who is averse to watching animated stuff, I’d love to hear a thought.


Writing advice?

http://elumish.tumblr.com/ –> General, lots of posts about lots of different things

http://howtofightwrite.tumblr.com/ –> How to write about all kinds of combat

http://tvtropes.org/ –> Just go check it out. Every trope under the noonday sun.


For some reason I’m really hung up on the Five Man Band trope, and I keep trying to identify it in movies/shows/books with groups of five people. I’m always surprised by how many things fit the trope…

Also, have I mentioned how much I love looking through the TV Tropes website?


I just have to tack on at the end that I saw Wonder Woman and I was not disappointed. It was great.


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