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AustinDR

aka Austin Robinson

Galactic Overlord Dark Lord
  • I live in Ripley, MS
  • I was born on May 15
  • My occupation is Student at Blue Mountain College
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    Dr. Alexander Thorkel (EP)

    November 16, 2017 by AustinDR

    Probably will just continue making blogs about some of the effort posts I've done over at TV Tropes. Said candidate had been approved, and is listed under A to E of Monster/Film:


    Here is my next candidate, this time from Dr. Cyclops. I had originally seen the candidate in question being removed from the YMMV page because it was an unapproved entry, so I decided to shed some light on this one. Dr. Cyclops is a 1940 science fiction film concerning two biologists receiving a request from one of their colleagues stating for them to come to his laboratory that is hidden away in the jungle. They don't realize what they had just gotten themselves into...


    Dr. Alexander Thorkel is a biologist who had spent two years conducting research in a Peruvian jun…



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    Takada (EP)

    November 10, 2017 by AustinDR

    Another example of how an EP is done, this time on my most recent candidate, Takada.


    The work is Region. Region is a horror manga written by Fujisama Yuki. The manga concerns Chief Togakushi, a widowed engineer who is called to inspect a new wind farm that is about to go into operation. Along with his lovestruck co-worker Asagiri, the two follow a guide into the basement to check on the generators. When they arrive, to their horror, they see that colonies of rats had taken roost there. And they're starving. Eventually, the rats escape, plunging Japan into a panic. Togakushi has two children -- Kanon a young girl who was broken by the death of her mother -- and Ryuuto, a young boy obsessed with bugs. Togakushi must race against the clock to save…


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    Erik Destler (Effort Post)

    November 8, 2017 by AustinDR

    A few more examples of EPs I felt like sharing. He was upvoted currently.


    So, I had watched a film that is one of many adaptations of the Phantom of the Opera; this version, in particular, revolves around the The Phantom of the Opera (1989), which stars Robert Englund (of A Nightmare on Elm Street fame) in the titular role of the Phantom of the Opera.

    The film is far different from the novel of the same name. In the 1989 film, Christine Day was an aspiring performer who happens upon a copy of Don Juan Triumphant, by Erik Destler, a supposed psychopath who was obsessed with a young singer who disappeared on the night of his death. She uses the music piece in her audition; as she's performing, she gets hit by a sandbag, which warps her back to Lond…


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    The Worst PE Villains

    October 21, 2017 by AustinDR

    Whether they are badly written or are generally assholes, these are some instances where just because a villain is PE isn't that much.


    Yes. Michael Myers; the main antagonist of the Halloween franchise. Yeah I know that Myers is a lot of people's favorite slasher villains as he codified the slasher genre itself, but I feel he's overrated. While Myers has a personality, he has a very simplistic one; that being killing people just because he's "evil on two legs." Myers lacks what other slasher villains like Chucky or Krueger. Both of these antagonists, while sadistic killers, they also have a lot of spirit to their personalities. They're funny (not in a way that mitigates them being a threat) which makes them a love to hate for many. With Myer…


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    Moral Agency

    October 9, 2017 by AustinDR

    So, you've heard me speak about moral agency when it comes to evaluating a villain who is a PE/CM. However, I feel that I may not have gone in debt with what I meant by this subject. In short, moral agency boils down to the character needs to be in control of their actions, they know that what they're doing is wrong, and, most importantly, they must be able to choose to act differently (i. e. if they are aware that what they are doing wrong, they can change if it's in their nature). So, a few things:

    1. Children. Children in most works tend to lack moral judgment in their actions, thus they can't really be held accountable. One exception is, of course, Henry Evans from The Good Son. Not only does he know what he's doing is wrong, but he also de…

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