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Dennis O’Neil: Graphic Storytelling… and Excess

15 August 2013 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

A big black hole –

The galaxy’s bowl?

Captain Power’s goal?

Enough poesy. What we’re dissertating on today is not verse, which I’m pretty sure I don’t quite understand, but goals.

But first, a brief look at what are widely considered the seven basic plots. I’ll be courteous enough to add, under each one, an example of what it is. This I will do in italics.

Here we go:

Overcoming the Monster – Gilgamesh

Rags to Riches – Cinderella

The Quest – Lord of the Rings 

Voyage and Return – Wizard of Oz

Comedy – Modern Times

Tragedy – Oedipus Rex

Rebirth – Christmas Carol

Most of what I’ve just tossed at you are narrative germs that involve somebody trying to get or accomplish something – somebody with goals to achieve. (Tragedy and Rebirth are hereby excused. And Comedy can take a nap, if it wants.)

That’s mostly the stuff we »

- Dennis O'Neil

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"Wreck-It-Ralph" Dominates Annie Awards!

3 February 2013 12:01 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Disney's "Wreck-It-Ralph" was the big winner at the 40th Annie Awards held Saturday taking home the Best Animated Feature award. It is now officially the Oscar frontrunner in the Best Animated Film category.

Here's the complete list of winners/nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies this season, click here:

Animated Feature

"Brave" . Pixar Animation Studios

"Frankenweenie" . Walt Disney Studios

"Hotel Transylvania" . Sony Pictures Animation

"ParaNorman" . Focus Features

"Rise of the Guardians" . DreamWorks Animation

"The Pirates! Band of Misfits" . Aardman Animations

"The Rabbi.s Cat ". Gkids

Winner "Wreck-It Ralph" . Walt Disney Animation Studios

Animated Special Production

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1" . Warner Bros. Animation

"Before Orel" . Trust . Starburns Industries, Inc.

Winner "Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem" . Illumination Entertainment

"Disney Tron: Uprising . Beck.s Beginning" . Disney TV Animation

"Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" . DreamWorks Animation

"Justice League: Doom" . Warner Bros. Animation

Animated Short Subject

"Brad and Gary" . Illumination »

- Manny

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Miss America Mallory Hytes Hagan: Five Things to Know

13 January 2013 1:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The new Miss America is an Alabama-bred blonde beauty who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and loves '80s pop music. But Mallory Hytes Hagan is more than just a pretty face who tap-danced her way into the judges' hearts on Saturday. Here are five things to know about the new Miss America: 1. Modern Day Rags to Riches? At 18, Hagan moved to New York with only $1,000 in her pocket. "I just didn't know that $1,000 wasn't enough money," she told People. "I look back at my parents now for letting me do it and I think, 'Are you crazy?' »

- Mark Gray

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Lily Allen Welcomes Daughter Marnie Rose

10 January 2013 7:22 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Lily Allen, 27, is a mom again! The British singer welcomed daughter Marnie Rose on Tuesday, January 8, People is reporting.

This is Allen's second child with her husband Sam Cooper. Marnie Rose will join older sister Ethel Mary, 1.

Related: Lily Allen is Pregnant

"Quite overwhelmed by all the well wishing going on. Thankyou everybody x x x," she tweeted Thursday morning.

Allen has been previously open about the two miscarriages she suffered prior to giving birth to Ethel Mary on November 25, 2011.

"It was a really long battle, and I think that kind of thing changes a person," Allen said in her documentary Lily Allen: Rags to Riches.

Related: Lily Allen Welcomes a Baby Girl

The Smile singer again made headlines in June with rumors of her return to music after announcing in 2010 that she was taking a break to focus on her fashion store and personal life.

"You will be pleased to know that i am currently »

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