A Game of GRIMDARK; the Effects of Game of Thrones on Fantasy Writers and Medieval History

It’s Getting Dark in Here… Open up a new google search tab and insert the words “medieval fantasy” into the bar: you’re almost guaranteed to pull up thousands of pages and links to Game of Thrones, the current standard for medieval fantasy by far and large. And if you peruse a few reviews on the … Continue reading A Game of GRIMDARK; the Effects of Game of Thrones on Fantasy Writers and Medieval History

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(K)Cthulu for Kids?!

Last year, over the summer, I had finished listening to an audiobook I had downloaded on Medieval History. It was a series of University level lectures on not only the progression of history through what is oft coined as the “Medieval Period”, including elements of the Classical Era and early Rennaissance. Long story short, it … Continue reading (K)Cthulu for Kids?!

Character Profile: Jillian Caesar, Healer

In the interest of ensuring I have a more solid argument and better research on the subject I touched upon last blog, I’ll be postponing the upload of the second part of the Records of Grancrest War Analysis until next week Tuesday. So, in today’s blog, I’m going to give you a backstory. A backstory … Continue reading Character Profile: Jillian Caesar, Healer

It’s the Train-Wreck That Just Keeps on Giving (Record of Grancrest War – Analysis and Dissection)

I’m starting to develop a general theory that no anime that possesses the words “Record of...” or even just “Records” in general will be very good. Twice now I’ve been treated to anime possessing that word in the title and have been either overwhelmingly nauseated or underwhelmingly disappointed by what I’ve been subjected to (I … Continue reading It’s the Train-Wreck That Just Keeps on Giving (Record of Grancrest War – Analysis and Dissection)

Robots, Sex and Adolescence (Darling in the FranXX: Light Thoughts on Sex and Sexual Repression)

Robots, Sex and Adolescence (Darling in the FranXX: Light Thoughts on Sex and Sexual Repression)

Mecha anime and I have a tenuous relationship with one another: I love the ideas, concepts and designs behind the mech suits, the technological infusions into more mundane aspects of coming of age stories and sometimes bleak social commentaries about the constraints that the modern world places on the youth to not only magically solve … Continue reading Robots, Sex and Adolescence (Darling in the FranXX: Light Thoughts on Sex and Sexual Repression)