I chose to do an infographic relating to my blog piece on Dystopia because I am a big fan of Post-Apocalyptic fiction and I find the subject fascinating. Dystopian fiction is such a popular genre today and ‘Dystopia’ can be traced back to ‘Dystopas’, an opposite land to ‘Utopas’ in Thomas Moore’s Utopia(1516). Utopia and […]Read more "Group Infographics and reflection."
My prayers have been answered, American Gods is finally on our screens! So, who out of all the fictitious gods did I pray to? I was raised a Roman Catholic and although God with a capital G’s book sales are still impressive he didn’t do it for me. Fortunately gods (no capital) throughout pop culture […]Read more "Gods help us entertain ourselves."
The Magicians is one of the most important TV shows that isn’t being watched right now. In recent years, given the quality and dominance of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings creating new fantasy has become increasingly difficult, it’s all been done before. That is no excuse, in the days before […]Read more "Magically Invisible T.V."
The Handmaid’s Tale is coming to TV, set in a dystopic future where women are kept as breeding stock and we could learn some important lessons. Dystopian fiction is one of the most popular genres sold today. Set in futures after a series of events has irrevocably tipped the balance of power in the world, […]Read more "Dystopian History Lessons."
The release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has brought protest from certain groups but the depiction of Bestiality is a tale as old as time. Cave paintings from 10,00BC are the earliest examples and it doesn’t stop there. Queen Pasiphae of Crete saw a majestic bull and made the Minotaur and what did Eve […]Read more "Manimalistic Tendencies"
The Vampire Diaries has ended, it should have been better. Buffy The Vampire Slayer celebrated its Twentieth Anniversary on the same day, for some, Buffy’s unashamed feminism is what keeps it relevant today. Buffy creator and big damn hero Joss Whedon is undoubtedly a feminist who understands feminism. Quite importantly he understands feminism from a […]Read more "Slaying The Vampire Diaries To Rest."