The straw man argument is where somebody tries to prove their point by attacking a twisted or exaggerated version of their opponents proposition.
Stories are often an exploration of a certain idea and the pros and cons of that idea – the story’s theme. It’s quite possible for a story to put up straw men as part of that theme. I call that straw man theming. I feel that’s bad form and a type of writing smell.
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I saw The Force Awakens, and now I’m going to write about. Images are from Lucasfilm.
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Twenty-fifteen is nearly past, so everybody and their cousin are creating list of the best things of the past year. I too am jumping on that band wagon. Below, 2015 in reviews.
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The Blackwell video game series is a series of point-and-click adventures that came out between 2006 and 2014. I played the whole set recently, so I’ll share my thoughts on the games.
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I’m a big fan of miniature wargaming, both the assembling and painting the figures, but also the tactical complexity of the game itself. I thought it was high time to bore you as well, or at the very least give you an understanding of what miniature wargaming is.
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