Tellulah’s Sassy Musings

Mindy Lahiri (The Mindy Project) is great

Why: a realistic combination of confidence and total mess I only checked out this show for the first time a few weeks ago. While I’d known who Mindy Kaling was, I didn’t have much of an opinion about her one way or the other. But now, I am six kinds of in love with this […]

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Big Bang Theory is great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOZ8XTTORo&feature=related&w=320 Why: five characters who could so easily have been the most cliché stereotypes but instead are distinct and fabulous people A treat today. I came across this video on YouTube that is a half hour interview with cast and creators of The Big Bang Theory. Anyone who knows me, knows I have huge love […]

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James Bond (Skyfall) is great

Why: forces an iconic hero to regain his status (POTENTIAL SPOILERS) After looking at these villains who became heroes in the last couple of posts, lets look at what you do with an iconic hero to keep him interesting. James Bond is the man. No matter which actor you prefer, I think we can all agree […]

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Wreck-It Ralph is great

Why: Great take on a hero who wants to be a villain Last time I posted about Elphaba and how she was a great example of taking an iconic villain and turning her into a hero. Here’s the thing, though, Elphaba never starts out wanting to be a hero.  She may become heroic but it’s not […]

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Down with newsletters

I snapped this morning. See, I had this boring “sign up for a newsletter” on my site. And no one really signed up. Plus I never wrote a newsletter. I think general consensus was none of us wanted that. And I am totally relieved. So I’ve decided to stop trying to be a lofty “autheur” […]

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Elphaba (Wicked) is great

Why: she makes us all believe in the heroism of an iconic villain. Every villain is the hero of her story. Remember that. We’ll come back to it in a minute. Audience expectation plays a role when creating character. If I want to write a story about Santa but in my version he’s an evil […]

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