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The Most Important Asian Character of All Time

The Walking Dead’s Glenn is the most important Asian character of all time. He’s not a cliché. He’s an important Asian character because he’s an important character who happens to be Asian. Neither the show nor the comic ever resorts to stereotypes. He doesn’t do martial arts. He doesn’t show off his math skills. He’s not a bad driver. He doesn’t wear thick glasses and speak with a thicker accent. He’s a survivor like Rick but he’s stronger than Rick. He doesn’t become corrupted. In fact, he becomes a better person in the zombie apocalypse: he was a loser and a failure before the walkers came. Then he discovered that he was a survivor and capable of almost anything. He saved Rick’s life and brought him to the group. He gets supplies and constantly risks his life to protect the group. He even gets a white girlfriend that he gets to have sex with (Jet Li didn’t even get to kiss Aaliyah in Romeo Must Die). They rely on him. He isn’t the leader, but he’s still a leader. And he’s probably the most popular character on one of the most popular TV shows of all time. Glenn is more responsible for the upsurge in Asian pride than Jeremy Lin. Props to actor Steven Yeun for bringing Glenn to life and thanks to Robert Kirkman for creating the character.

Critically Rated at 17/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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The Marauder’s Map

The Marauder’s Map is one of the most important and magical objects in the Harry Potter Universe. Harry first comes across the Marauder’s Map in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The Weasley twins give it to him out of pity because he can’t go to Hogsmeade to buy candy. The map shows the entire blueprint of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and everybody’s exact location on the grounds. It is an extremely valuable and useful tool.

The Marauder’s Map is like checking in on Facebook. They know where you are and what you are doing. It’s an invasion of privacy, but no one gives a fuck. Everyone with a Droid or iPhone already has a personal Marauder’s Map in their pocket.

Back to geeking out. The Marauder’s Map was used multiple times throughout the remaining books to advance the plot. The only thing that bugs me… Why the fuck would the Weasley twins give it away? Why would anyone give it away? You can use it to see where everyone is around you. You could use it to steal, rob, rape, and kill. Or you could use it for good. Either way is cool. But you wouldn’t ever give something like that away for nothing. That’s the most unrealistic part of the Harry Potter saga.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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