Why are you listening? No, seriously, I really want to know. I want to add more philosophical and lit theory discussions to the podcast, and I would love to know what you think about that and if you are interested in it at all. Let's chat.
If you are one of those who has heard or said that we are living in the "darkest timeline" recently, then this episode is for you. We have to fight that feeling, and on today's episode, I explain my method.
Wow, this is the 60th episode since moving the podcast to Anchor! So what do I want to talk about today? That nagging itch I have as a fan of fantasy fiction that I just can't find anything to scratch. What do we want now?
This is the audio from a Periscope Audio Live stream. I might start doing more of these in the future. I am curious what you think of the idea. On this stream, we discuss Periscope, my current writing project, and podcasting.
We must find ways to discus the things we find problematic in fandom and media in a way that doesn't play into the worst trope about us. Join me as I talk through my experiences living in a red state and trying to discus problematic media
Let's look for the real heart of nostalgia. Why do we have such a strong connection with the media we loved as kids. I have a theory, and I haven't heard anyone else take this angle on it. I am curious what you think.
A deep dive into Avatar: The Last Airbender by looking at the character of Aang and how Book 1 could have been turned into a good movie.
This episode was inspired by Folding Ideas' video, The Last Airbender https://youtu.be/3LlMdPmtVMI
Progress update on Stone of Heaven and the challenge of writing a Trans character as someone who is figuring out their own Trans identity. This is the most personal episode I have ever done, if you know someone struggling with their gender identity, please share this with them.
How different types of narrative can alienate us and our readers. From GRR to Tolkien to Dracula, and even Slime Rancher, there are many ways to tell a story. Each one makes us feel different. Narrative style and voice has a lot to do with our experience of story.
Through and exploration of Steven Universe, Harry Potter, Trollhunter, Lord of the Rings, and A Song of Ice and Fire, I discuss the what makes Fantasy such a different genre and how that makes it more difficult for some people to get into it.
As a result of the current state of fandom, we need to unite against the fury infecting our community.
Fans must never attempt to police the enjoyment of others.
If someone loves what we love, celebrate with them.
If someone loves something we don’t, let them be.
No one has a right to tell others how to feel about any book, movie, album, or artist.
We shouldn’t have to defend others, but we cannot tolerate this hate among our own.
Fandom should celebrate what we love, and never tear down what others love.
Build each other up, and always have the fun.
Write with your own voice, Lucasfilm sues Lightsaber academy, Will we discover Rey's parents in episode VIIm Copyright cases fanfic writers should know, Jessica Jones season 2 directed by women, The Reconnection Project.