Blog November 2, 2017
Finders Adventure: Episode 4!
Here’s the latest and final installment in The Aetherlight: A Finder’s Adventure! Haven’t seen the earlier episodes? Catch-up on Finders Adventure episodes before proceeding because everything below is super-spoilerific!
BOOM! What a finale! I totally LOVED that ending! When Alex powered up that suit and blew ‘Tiny’ apart - I got chills! But earlier in the episode, I was super nervous. Especially when Alex blasted Tiny the first time and NOTHING happened! How did that make you feel? What’s more, Tiny’s punch attack looked intense. I guess it’s lucky that Alex had a powersuit on… otherwise sheesh, he may have been knocked right to the End of the Earth falls!
What I really loved though was the way Alex has grown in his understanding of courage through his adventures in Aethasia. In the first episode, Alex thinks that talking to some of the kids who are bullying him could be like ‘when a horde of zombies closes in on an unsuspecting town’ - and in this case, Alex is the town, in case you forgot. Even when Alex was in Aethasia, backed up by Emily and facing Autoffiicer Grimm and his Bombardiers, he still panicked and ran away. And yet, after his adventure in Aethasia, Alex is ready to go and talk to one of these bullies. His time in Aethasia taught him that courage isn’t the absence of fear. Courage is doing the right thing even when it’s hard. Courage is taking that first step.
I also really liked the way that the series rounded off. Does anyone remember in episode 1 Zack saying: “Maybe go talk to one of them, maybe there is something you guys both like to do”. Turns out that Alex shared quite a lot in common with one of the kids, and by taking the first step, Alex showed courage. No instant zombie apocalypse here! As Alex learned in Aethasia - People deserve to be treated with kindness - no matter who they are (well, except for Tiny I guess...)
So now, member of the Resistance, is there something you could do today to show courage?