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Reflections

Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing: A Reflection on One Piece’s Ebisu Town

While we are all pressured to pretend that everything is okay when it is not, One Piece's Ebisu Town encourages us to a more meaningful, hopeful form of grief.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Reflections from LTN Writers

Each week, as new episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier dropped on Disney+, LTN Writers reflected on the episodes discussing Sam's and Bucky's adventures through the series.

The Cost of Desperation in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 3

Each week, as new episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier release on Disney+, LTN writers will reflect on each episode. You can find all of their reflections here. What are you willing to do or sacrifice in order to accomplish something? Do the ends justify the means? What do the decisions made out […]

Zack Snyder to Replace Feige For Next Phase of the MCU

After critical disappointments with Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Man of Steel, and Batman vs. Superman, Marvel Studios has decided to give Zach Snyder another chance.

Two (Captain) Americas in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 2

In “The Star-Spangled Man,” we begin to see that this is going to be a story about race and nationalism, veterans and heroism, power and service. What does it mean to be a symbol? To wield power? Who are these things for? Who is being left out or forgotten by the very systems that heroes uphold? We don’t have superpowers. Most of us do not wield authority on a large scale. And yet each of us has to make decisions each day about what we choose to see in the world around us and who we consider when we wield the influence we have.

Reflections on WandaVision

Each week, as WandaVision dropped episodes on Disney+, LTN Writers reflected on the episodes and shared their thoughts on the episode and Wanda's journey in the show.

Odin Sphere and Futile Approval

Gwendolyn wanted to please her father rather than do what was best for herself, and Amy resonated with that conflict seen in Odin Sphere.

Finding Hope in Grief in the WandaVision Finale

WandaVision has always been about grief, but the finale reminds us of the power of hope to see us through.

Love and Scars in WandaVision Episode 8

Alongside Wanda and Agatha we journey back to the beginning, discovering the places from which grief and love grow.

The Wages of Sin in WandaVision Episode 7

As two competing realities begin to confront one another, we begin to unpack the consequences of the sins of Wanda and others.