Ethics in writing. Biased critique. Artist’s intent. Should stories and creative works come pre-packaged with affirmative morals we agree with?
Terrorism is defined in over a hundred different ways, with dozens of different justifications. This week the guys discuss the utility of differentiating international vs. domestic, understanding terrorism through different media, radicalization, and more lighthearted subject matter.
The guys discuss all things Halloween! The traditions, horror film icons and what horror says of us as people!
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?
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!
*NOTE* This Episode contains Spoilers for Blade Runner 2049 After adding their perspectives on the ongoing #MeToo conversation, Don and Harry talk about the seminal Anti-Hero. What brought about this archetype, and what are its most iconic representations? Most importantly, has its time passed?
IN THIS EPISODE the guys discuss the impending threat of the show “Confederate”, proposed by Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, and the merits and risks in making a television show about modern-day slavery. Topics included in the discussion are: The narratives of racially intense shows from white producers Assailing white creators … More Should There be Limits to Storytelling?