When worldbuilding doesn’t feel quite “right”

Worldbuilding can be a tricky thing to get right. There are so many things to take into consideration, from the details of the technology available to the social repercussions of cultural attitudes. It’s such a pervasive part of a story, however, that it can really make or break a book. Good worldbuilding draws you into … Continue reading When worldbuilding doesn’t feel quite “right”

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Patriarchy and Scully’s motherhood arc on The X-Files

The alien mythology of The X-Files is well-known for its convoluted plot threads, the result of the writers having only the vaguest of ideas about it themselves. While this openendedness allowed for the story to develop in ways it wouldn’t have otherwise, for instance in creating the popular Cigarette-Smoking Man, eventually the mythology began to … Continue reading Patriarchy and Scully’s motherhood arc on The X-Files