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(Part 6: Afterword and Afterthoughts)

Initially, my take on the storyline of The Joker was only going to be limited to what now corresponds to Parts 1 and 2. I thought it was pretty cool that there might have been …

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(Part 4: Yellowing)

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Also known as xanthosis, citrinitas (yellowing) is sometimes considered to be an independent stage of the alchemical process, while other times, it is grouped together with the final stage of alchemy, rubedo. In The

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(Part 3: Purification)

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Once Arthur acknowledges his existence, he moves into the next stage of the alchemical process which is known as albedo (whiteness). This phase is characterized by separation, clarification, and purification. The insights gained from the …