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Disney Deaths And The Undead

The Disney Death: A symptom of dying, appearing to die, or almost dying, but miraculously returning to life just in time for a happy ending. (For more, see this article from TV Tropes). The Disney Death is designed to tug at our heart strings, to bring tears and tension as the climax approaches the denouement. My…

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On Being A Social Bridge

They told me I was too small to build this here bridge. They told me I didn’t have the tools. They told me I didn’t have the first idea of how to build it. Well, I kept going, and I kept building. Now, this bridge might not be the best one, but it sure is…