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PubCrawl Podcast: Archetypes – Heist Narratives

This week Kelly and JJ continue their Summer of Archetypes with HEIST NARRATIVES. We’re cheating a bit as Heist Narratives are really more of a plot construction than an ARCHETYPE, per se, but we wanted to talk about movies and stories we love! Also a tangent into the adventure genre of story, a la Indiana Jones, and…a lot of Nic Cage’s filmography. Show Notes The Heist narrative is more of a plot construction than an […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Archetypes – The Oppressed vs. The Oppressor

This week JJ and Kelly discuss Robin Hood-type narratives, or The Oppressed vs. the Oppressor. As per usual, it is tangent heavy on other things we like (plus JJ is loopy from Too Much People-ing), like the Trickster archetype. Also JJ reveals her unfounded bias against Dan Stevens. Show Notes Robin Hood narratives are essentially stories of people overthrowing an unjust system. A Chosen One narrative vs. a Robin Hood narrative often comes down to […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Archetypes – Romance Narratives

This week Kelly and JJ (with surprise guest Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe trilogy and Star Wars: Rebel Rising) continue their Summer of Archetypes series with ROMANCE NARRATIVES. If the conversation is a bit incoherent this week, it’s because JJ is—once again—podcasting from the road (this time San Diego Comic-Con). Kelly and JJ discuss their favorite types of romances and whether or not romantic narratives fall into a Conflict-based narrative or an Evolution-based narrative. […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Archetypes – The Fatal Flaw

This week JJ and Kelly continue their Summer of Archetypes series with The Fatal Flaw! Some museum recommendations! Hamilton also makes a reappearance! Show Notes Like The Chosen, the Fatal Flaw narrative often has a sense of inevitability to them. Not necessarily fate or preordination, but the feeling of an unstoppable train. Fatal flaw narratives seem to have fallen out of favor in publishing these days, but that isn’t to say there isn’t room for […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Archetypes – The Chosen One

This week Kelly and JJ kick off their Summer of Archetypes with The Chosen One. What constitutes a Chosen One narrative? What are some examples? What are examples of a subverted Chosen One? CAN you truly subvert a Chosen One narrative? Also, our gripes with the TV show LOST. Show Notes As we define it, the Chosen One is The One Who Solves the Story Problem, or a singular character with a Greater Purpose. Some […]

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