Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor III
Space Marines as Modern Military Satire
Few can watch a movie like Starship Troopers, and take it seriously. Most military satire incorporates some degree of jingoism and intensity to make a political point–but all these films run the risk of offending real people who sacrificed everything for their countries. But what if you place a movie in space? Make the adversary some alien–like a bug, gremlin, or otherworldly thing? Is sci-fi military the ultimate vehicle for satire?
Hellraiser and Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch painted among the most vivid depictions of Hell. His visualizations depict a crude, decayed cesspool of sin and depravity. In the 1980’s, Clive Barker brought the world Hellraiser, a depiction of Hell equally depraved. Each work complements the other in more ways than one may initially realize.
Wonder Woman and Sailor Moon; The Parallels between two classic feminist superheroes
With the Wonder Woman live action film on its way, many people might be excited to see one of the west’s greatest superheroines come to life…but let’s take a second to compare and contrast Diana Prince to another superhero from the east: Usagi Tsukino.
Cybernetic Existentialism; Existential Philosophy and Cyberpunk
An analysis of existential themes in cyberpunk fiction. How does the genre deal with questions of human nature? What is the value of the human experience when it can be replicated? Good examples can include Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner, Neuromancer, etc, tackling existential situations from those perspectives.
Let's Plays and New Forms of Comedy
Let’s Players are now a mainstream part of the internet. Many of YouTube’s biggest names are Let’s Players. However, very often those on the outside of the Let’s Play fandom asks "Why would you want to watch some idiot playing video games all day?"
Perhaps as a new form of stand-up comedy. This topic will explore connections between stand-up comedy and popular YouTubers.
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