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The Raven Cycle Book Tag

The last Raven Cycle tag I found was one of those “pick a character” ones. (And I hate those.)

This is a whole new SCENARIOS tag found on Paper Fury!

IT’S DESTINY.

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Posted in Movies, Theater

R.I.P. It or Ship It Round 2

For round 2, I picked:

Aaron Burr from Hamilton
and
Kylo Ren from Star Wars

Background
Most know Aaron Burr as the man who shot Alexander Hamilton. In the musical, his personality boils down to strategic passivity and resentment at playing second fiddle to the brash, inelegant Hamilton.

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Kylo Ren, the new trilogy’s polarizing villain, idolizes Darth Vader (like many Star Wars fans his age.) Vader possessed the presence, power, and certainty Ren lacks. Ren spends most of his time throwing tantrums and holding grudges. He also enjoys pointless one-on-one duels and failing to blow things up.

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The Couple
Both of these men can hold a grudge; I can see them spending many a night bemoaning their past wounds over pints of Sam Adams.

Both have wrestled with uncertainty and indecision before landing on a single course of action: attain power, no matter the cost.

Kylo Ren isn’t…the smartest of villains. His tendency to rush into situations guided by emotions leads to grand failures for the First Order.

Burr, on the other hand, has the patience to play the long game as well as the drive to take action.

Ren needs Burr standing in Hux’s usual spot at his shoulder, whispering, “Wait for it…”

Verdict: SHIP IT