A long time ago, before the Viggo Mortensen played Aragorn, before the live action renditions of The Lord of the Rings, in the deep dark period of time called the 1980s there were animated versions of the stories, specifically The Return of the King. In it there is a song sung by the Orcs of […]Read more "Coercive People"
Two up coming video game releases are giving us a handy little experiment to observe. Call of Duty WWII and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. These are both classic franchises and have taken two different approaches to there portrayal of Nazi Germany in their upcoming releases. Call of Duty (CoD) has been reported to have […]Read more "Historical accuracy vs. Business Goals"
I recently got on a podcast where world renowned people are featured. I was told the previous guest was a plastic surgeon who tackled a deep topic. The mental image of the differences between the two of us, that I thought of was the guy ahead of me has professional slides, case studies, and unicorn […]Read more "When you learn that you suck. (Featuring DBZ)"
So last night I watch the current season finale for The Blacklist. And it illustrated an important difference between the old guys to the new guys. Without blowing the plot and goodies entirely, I’ll illustrate how oldschool has better tact than newschool. Throughout the entire show Raymond “Red” Reddington does all his business deals and […]Read more "Oldschool vs Newschool Fictional Reality"
It’s been a while since I’ve written a fictional reality post so we’ll look into two major horror figures and how they manifest parts of society. There are two great characters in the horror genre that are usually placed against each other. They are the werewolf and the vampire. Both illustrate a type of human […]Read more "Fictional Reality #5: Open Horror vs Unseen Horror"
What is the allure and the fear that attracts people to vampires? Why are they considered one of the top monsters in film, fiction, and folklore? Better yet how do they exemplify parts of society and influence our lives? Let us take a quick look at what we can learn from vampires and what part […]Read more "Fictional Reality #4:Strigoi/Vampires"
In Star Wars, there is an inherent struggle between the Light Side of the Force and the Dark Side of the Force. The concept, taken from Eastern philosophy, creates the primary sub-conflict of the series and related spin-offs. Each side has its own beliefs and attributes with the Light Side favoring absolute self control and […]Read more "Fictional Reality #3:The Dark Side"