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The Psychology of Joss Whedon
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The Psychology of Joss Whedon

Psychology Bad

by Ed Connoron shows created by Joss Whedon

In the Buffyverse, the bad guys are arch-demons and their minions. Their most potent and fearsome weapon is magic. In the Firefly ’verse, the bad guys are Alliance government higher-ups (“key members of parliament”) and their operatives. What is their most powerful and frightening weapon? It’s not military–armed conflict is fairly conventional, the unsuccessful war for independence is over, and the government maintains only an occasional military presence near the border planets. It’s not information technology–Captain Malcolm Reynolds and the crew of Serenity fly beneath the government’s radar and neatly elude detection at every turn. It’s not genetics or cybernetics–Joss’s vision of the future is refreshingly free of aliens, mutants, and robots (all the characters are very recognizably human). Instead, the really scary stuff in the series Firefly and the movie Serenity, the homologue to magic, the most insidious weapon, is neuroscience.

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by Tracy R. Gleason, Nancy S. Weinfieldon shows created by Joss Whedon

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by Sharon L. Plotkinon CSI

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Accountability for Acts of War in the Hunger Games

by V. Arrowon the Hunger Games trilogy

Although Mockingjay is easily the least popular of the three Hunger Games series novels, it is not due to any lack of intrigue, excitement, romance, world-building, or character development. Most commonly, this is attributed to the final novel’s lack of continued delineation between “good characters” like Gale and Peeta and … read more»

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How Panem Came to Be

by V. Arrowon the Hunger Games trilogy

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