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Friday Links: Naming Conventions in Movies vs Real Life

Banner Mouse ClickThere’s no way there are so many cops named John in the world…

Fascinating data animation looking at the names used in movies, compared to their popularity in the real world.

Linky: Cinematic Names Animation by Mary Zam

Bonus: What fantasy gets WRONG about medieval weapons

Yes, yes, fantasy writers get a lot of things wrong. Even George R. R. Martin, glory be his name. First part of the video is mainly “oh, no, they named it wrong.” Feel free to ignore that, and get to the meat of what not to do.

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