This week the two fools return to the subject of love and romance, albeit fictionalized in a creator’s mind. What romantic tropes drive our expectations of romance in both the real world and fiction? Which of these are most harmful and what would a best case scenario look like in a romance with no toxic … More What will Romance Tropes be in the Future?
Starting off 2018 with their vaunted unbiased reps on the line, the guys discuss checking one’s biases, how they try to and often/ultimately fail. Before that, they briefly respond to an e-mail which previews the now-guaranteed upcoming Tropes in Romantic Plots episode.
The year for the podcast TRULY ends with the guys going over several feedback emails concerning how to avoid writing stereotypes, avoiding the cons of the “Will they/Won’t they” romance plots, and discussing the trajectory and possibilities for the podcast in the coming weeks of 2018!
The guys continue the list of things they observed and reported during 2017, but before that they spend an hour going through honorable mentions, including Get Out, Wonder Woman, and more!
Donovan and Harrison flee the burning building of 2017 by continuing a tradition inherited from The Battle Beyond Planet X, going through ten things they discovered and enjoyed throughout the year. Before that however, they go over missed feedback and continue the discussion on writers avoiding stereotypes.
*SPOILERS* This episode contains Spoilers for the beginning for Star Trek Discovery In this episode, the guys toss each other two examples of extreme status quos in media. First, Harry takes a look and groans at Star Trek’s final episode “Turnabout Intruder”. Then, Donovan flinches and peeks through his fingers at three episodes from Black … More The Possibilities of Storytelling
This week, Donovan Grant of the Lost Ninth Legion and Harrison Chute of the Remember Ninth Legion spin a tale of laziness and the backdoor to storytelling plunder. Sweet, sweet storytelling rubles. Why do creators often write stereotypical characters? What lessons can we take away from their mistakes? More troubling — can we even? Even?! … More How Do Creators Avoid Stereotyping?