Category: Analysis

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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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)