A few years ago, this guy by the name of Aristotle wrote a book called “Poetics”. Oddly enough, it wasn’t about poets, or poetry, or even Edgar Allen Poe. It was, instead, about the nature of storytelling and theatre, and the power they have to make us better people.
We are now 3 episodes—3 hours—into “American Gods”. That’s the equivalent of 4 episodes of a network TV show, one and a half feature movies, or 80% of the Fellowship of the Ring. And we have zero plot.
Last week, I offered up to the creative public all the worlds which I have created. The response was... underwhelming. But that’s okay. It’s a crazy idea out of left field and I don’t expect people to jump on the bandwagon for no reason. So, I’m going to suggest some.
There has been a lot of discussion, debate, division, and drama surrounding the events and intents behind and surrounding what will surely come to be known in fandom as “The Battle of Axanar” (sorry, couldn’t resist). One response that has frequently been put forth could be summarized as: “They should have played in…
I read through the io9 post about the new “guidelines” from Paramount about making fan films and, while I think some of the “excitement level” over them is a bit on the high end, the basic observation (from the majority of both sides) is correct: This is meant to (and will) shut down all but the most simplistic of fan…
A couple comments in the O-Deck thread on the series finale of Person of Interest sparked and idea. Many shows which have ended have done so without completing their story, or completing their story, but leaving the universe open to tell more stories. There’s a repeated call that Netflix should pick up the franchise.…
Discussions of copyright and trademark come up frequently in the discussions here on Kinja. These comments often include misconceptions and factual errors regarding these two protections—most frequently “cross contaminating” the protections and restrictions of each. This article is not meant to be a comprehensive…
None of these are worth their own post. In aggregate, however, I think they’re worthy of discussion.
The latest season of Doctor Who has finished, and Clara is no more (TARDIS diners not withstanding). This means we can be expecting a new companion.
It’s been a while since I wrote one of these, but I was watching Ant-Man today, and an odd set of mental leaps got me to Airwolf. Don’t ask me how. I’m honestly not sure, myself.
Earlier this evening, I watched episode 4 of the current season (series, for you Brits) of Doctor Who.
I’m hoping the geeks here can help with this.
If you were to make a list of historical figures who are *inherently* important, who would they be? And why?
I just finished watching the Louis Theroux documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church (Fred Phelps’ brood), and listening to them in their own words educated me. I’m still 100% against them, but I now have a better understanding of who they are and why they do what they do. And, as every government knows, good intel…
Language is more than words, it is shaped by the world and shapes our view of the world.
This one may seem like an odd choice, but remember: I’m basing my suggestions on the premise of the shows, not the execution.
I’m watching Arrow s03e20, and a point of language annoyed me so much that it broke my “willing suspension of disbelief”: Pronunciation.
There are a number of shows from way-back-when that had a good premise, but (maybe) not so great execution. Many of these are ripe for resurrection in the modern era—minus the theme songs by Mike Post. Project Lazarus is my opinion as to which are ripe for resurrection.