Tag: Lord of the Rings

Gargoyles: The Silver Falcon – Episode Review

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Gangsters, stolen jewels, and a kidnapped detective. This is Gargoyles’s nod to film noir, starring Broadway and Elisa. Dracon is out of prison and back in business. He’s looking for the family jewels – the literal ones. To make things more interesting, Matt Bluestone ends up in the gang’s hands. He knows too much. His friend from the FBI knows even more, though. I’m talking Illuminati-level knowledge. That’s right, there’s even a secret society in this ep!

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Villainous independence: More than fireworks

We American’s celebrated our country’s independence from tyranny yesterday. It’s an old victory, and one that’s grown to mean less and less as our elected leaders over the decades have become our masters instead of our servants.

Independence doesn’t mean just freedom from a king. It’s not just the ability to speak our mind and worship how we like. It’s freedom from paralyzing anxiety, nagging doubt, draining fear, burning anger. It’s freedom from stagnation and boxed-in thinking. This isn’t an exhaustive list, either.

Today we see what villains teach us about power and independence.

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Understanding Sauron: How he can help us succeed in life (Part 2)

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To understand how Sauron can help us succeed in life, we have to understand Sauron. And in understanding him, we might just understand ourselves better.
In the beginning, Mairon (aka Sauron) was “on the side of the angles,” as Moriarty would say. What’s more, he was an angel. He was created as a good being, but Eru also gave him free will. That was not to last…

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Understanding Sauron: How he can help us succeed in life – (Part 1)

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Sauron, The Lord of the Rings namesake! He’s one of the most powerful and dangerous villains around. In short, he’s an analog of Satan. Think you know him? Unless you read the Silmarillion, you don’t. To really understand the Dark Lord, you have to start at the beginning. Sauron’s most active time is in JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, which covers thousands of years of history. In this article we cover Sauron’s rises and falls.

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Villain Matrix Stats: Dark Lord Sauron – Silmarillion, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings

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How does the Dark Lord Sauron, Lord of the Rings, demi-god of Middle Earth, villain supreme, score on our Villain Matrix system? We look at his scores, bio, MO, achievements, strengths, weaknesses, and how he can teach us to succeed in life.

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