Recently, this comic was published by a major Australian newspaper. So why is it so important to so many people that this isn't "intentionally" racist?
Like many my age, my first real career interest was in video game design. Unlike many it was because I loved reading game dev magazines and studying the walkthroughs that got passed around in the early 2000s. The ones where you knew it was going to be a good guide because they’d put the effort … Continue reading Darkest Dungeon – “Git Gud” as a thought-terminating cliche
Sext your enemies Joyride a mecha Fight the pull of gravity... ... whatever that means.
The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative. ~ Goebbels
There is a specific danger of pretension, of appearing ‘smarter’ than the ideas in your media actually deliver. Annihilation, I find, is guilty of this. The danger is that when your meaning isn’t clear, when your story isn’t well delivered, the criticism doesn’t get directed at the work; It makes your audience feel like they simply weren’t smart enough to understand it, that it went above their head. I compare it to Full Metal Jacket and children's animation. The animation is actually Zootopia, but I wanted an excuse to use this as the cover image.
How do novelists make a strong character? The ones that feel like they exist outside the story, and outside the author's head? Talking about the rough heuristic I use to plan major and minor characters.
John Huston directed a movie in 1946 that was so subversive, so radical, that it was suppressed by the US army until 1981 Stranger still, it was a movie they had commissioned him to make for them.
The feminist movement has been hugely important and beneficial for women over the last few decades, and seriously changed how we view gender roles. But men haven't had a similarly empowering movement in that timeframe. What is the impact of that, and how is it hurting everybody?
At the time this was written, Black Panther was the most highly reviewed movie in history, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Which is surprising, because if you stop to think about it, it's actually a really not-good movie.
Black Mirror is a tragedy that intentionally subverts the point of tragedy to make you feel super messed up, instead of the kind of emotional relief you would otherwise get. So why did this season change such a unique and effective philosophy?