Category: film studies
Linking Shakespeare’s Ides of March and Japan’s Tengu Mythology: You Won’t Believe What We Discovered!
Uncovering the Mysteries of the Ides of March and Tengu no Kakuremino: Insights into Tragedy, Mythology, and Human Nature.
After a 24-Hour Marathon watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, Eating Oreos, and, Reflecting on Mythology… I Write a Children’s Fable.
In the land of shadows and mist, where the moon cast eerie light and laughter echoed in the night, there lived a curious creature, with a face as white as snow and hair as black as coal. Their name was Pan
This Floating Life is but a Dream: Li Bai, Shen Fu, playing The Last of Us, and reflecting on the evanescence of things.
I’ve begun rereading some of my favorite Chinese poets and can’t help but find striking similarities, in aesthetic and philosophy, between these brilliantly minded writers from so long ago and contemporary storytellers. The main suspects in todays post: Shen Fu, Li Bai, Austin Wintory (Journey), and the savory addiction concocted by the dreamweavers at Naughty…
It’s the Apocalypse… Again: Fandom and Fantasy in HBO’s “The Last of Us”
[[A critical analysis on the works of various apocalypse stories, including the new HBO series The Last of Us.]] The apocalypse story is a popular genre in media, with a wide range of works depicting different versions of a world-ending event. These stories can take many forms, from the zombie of George A. Romero’s “Night…