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
Fuck the Nines! Seriously: I don't even feel bad for you pricks!
Okay, so: things have been a little busy for me over the past couple months with preparations for several big event deadlines that were coming up. Being in charge of managing the Social Media for the Medieval Festival I volunteer with didn't leave an abundance of time for my writing, or few other pursuits for … Continue reading New Year, New Look, New Format (Kinda)
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?!
Part One: The Train-wreck that just Keeps on Giving Part Two: A Technical Conglomeration of Suffering
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
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)
When you claim someone to have created a successful post, one that is often attributed with a strong base of views, replies and all the other stuff that goes along with metrics that can be measured by an algorithm, the source material is seldom politics. Or, at least, not politics in a pure and buzzword-free … Continue reading Hopeless Idealism in Politics
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)
Hey folks, Premature or otherwise, I've decided it's time to start taking my writing a little more seriously. I've been calling myself a writer for a long time, but now it's high time I started putting my money where my mouth is. Or rather, see if other people are ready to put their money down … Continue reading Some Changes to the Station