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Did Boruto "kill" Naruto? - The Impact of Boruto on the Narutoverse: Exploring the Evolution and Continuity

As a writer, it is important to delve into the theme of how Boruto has impacted the Narutoverse and what aspects should be explored. Here are some key points to consider:

Evolution of the Narrative: Analyze how the introduction of Boruto as a sequel series has brought new dimensions to the Narutoverse. Explore the ways in which the storyline, characters, and overall world have evolved to reflect the passage of time and the changing dynamics of the ninja world.

Character Development: Examine the growth and development of familiar characters from the Naruto series within the context of Boruto. Explore how their experiences and relationships have evolved, and the impact this has had on their individual story arcs and the overarching narrative.

Intergenerational Conflict: Investigate the conflicts and tensions that arise between the older generation of characters from Naruto and the new generation represented by Boruto. Explore the clash of ideals, values, and perspectives, and how this dynamic shapes the narrative and drives character growth.

Continuity and Legacy: Explore how Boruto maintains continuity with the Narutoverse while forging its own path. Examine the ways in which the series pays homage to its predecessor and honors the legacy of Naruto, while also introducing new elements and expanding the lore of the ninja world.

Impact on Fanbase: Analyze the reception and impact of Boruto within the Naruto fanbase. Explore how fans have responded to the new series, the strengths and weaknesses identified, and the ways in which it has contributed to the ongoing enthusiasm for the Narutoverse.

By exploring these aspects, the writer can navigate the theme of Boruto’s impact on the Narutoverse and delve into the intricacies of its narrative, character development, and fan reception. It is crucial to strike a balance between honoring the original series while allowing the new generation to carve its own path, creating a cohesive and engaging continuation of the beloved Naruto universe.

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    Is Harry Potter's Lord Voldemort an obsessed creative?

    There is a very interesting blog entry on the Harry Potter Amino Apps page that compares Lord Voldemort (nee Tom Riddle) from the Harry Potter series to Andrew Nehman, the protagonist of Whiplash. The main thrust of this argument is that both characters come from a long line of mediocrities, and develop an obsession with being the best in their chosen fields in order to counter this, even if it costs them their humanity and personality. They also share at least one other similarity that goes unremarked upon in the blog: namely, that both of their mothers died in childbirth.

    The question is, does Voldemort have any other traits that make him similar to other obsessed creatives (real or fictional) besides just Nehman? What, if any, artistic talents does he possess, and what are some of the lengths he goes to master them? In terms of his characterization, just how essential a role does creativity play in making him who he is? Is there actually anything to the idea that Tom Riddle/Voldemort’s backstory and arc are that of an obsessed artist or creative personality, or does he just happen to have some traits in common with one obsessively artistic character purely by chance?

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      Beyond Gratuitous Sadness: Unmasking Trauma Porn in Film and Literature

      Discuss how to discern genuine quality from exploitative storytelling. Gratuitous sadness in movies and books is a contentious issue, with some works blurring the line between genuine emotion and exploitative storytelling. To determine if a movie or book is truly good or just trauma porn, readers and viewers can look for key indicators. Examining the intent behind the portrayal of sadness, evaluating the depth and complexity of character development, and considering the impact on the audience’s emotional well-being are crucial factors to consider. For example, novels like "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara and the 2023 movie "Close" by Lukas Dhont, have sparked debates on the fine line between authentic emotional storytelling and gratuitous trauma exploitation. Understanding these nuances can help discern between quality storytelling and sensationalized trauma porn.

      • I think how you define "genuine quality" and "truly good" should either be elaborated on; or, the effects of gratuitous sadness should be judged according to a less subjective measure than goodness and quality, for example, by authenticity – Yusra Usmani 1 year ago
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      • A good place to look for uses of 'trauma porn' is within the BooTok world, particularly when it comes to the dark romance genre. An example of this is 'Haunting Adeline' which exploits conspiracy theories, sexual assault and stalking. This book is on the USA Today Bestsellers list and only moving up the ranks. It is definitely an example of exploitative storytelling. – morgantracy 7 months ago
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      Storytelling in Roguelike Games

      The topic taker should explore how roguelike games can be used to tell complex stories. Specifically, the topic taker should consider The Binding of Isaac and similar games that use its roguelike mechanics, like unlocking new characters, new powers, or new stat boosters to tell a multi-layered story. For example, in The Binding of Isaac, clearing a run usually unlocks a new ending to the game, and then opens up a new path and/or character for the player to choose.

      As always, the topic taker is free to include other roguelike games they know of that use the game mechanics to tell a complex story in their analysis. Things to consider would be as follows:

      – The story gets told in various parts, in some manner, as referenced with my example above.

      – The roguelike offers a story in some way, so, this excludes things like Brotato, to my understanding.

      – The topic taker is free to add in whatever elements they might need for this article. For example, the topic taker, if focusing on The Binding of Isaac may consider looking into how the religious elements in the game tell a deeper story. Or, if the topic taker chooses to include Hades in this analysis, they could include aspects of the Greek Pantheon that highlight elements in the story and/or mechanics.

      – The topic taker can consider the merits of comparing and contrasting two different roguelike games to see if storytelling is similar or different between them, but, given the nature of roguelike games, I would advise limiting this article to two games.

      Here is a link to the Wikipedia for The Binding of Isaac for topic takers who may not be familiar with the game or its mechanics: (link) Binding of Isaac is,to OS X, and Linux.

      • Hades is a really interesting case study for this topic. A lot of the story is told through multiple runs/run ins with characters, as well as multiple times beating the final boss. – Sean Gadus 4 days ago
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      Shifts in YouTube and the Rise of Short Video Media Like TikTok

      Following the departure of the creator of channels The Game Theorists, Film Theorists, Food Theorists, and Style Theorists, MatPat, from YouTube, there has been discussion about the changes of YouTube’s platform and if viewers of the platform are going to see other long-standing YouTubers leave. In MatPat’s goodbye video, he references other YouTubers who have decided to leave the platform and notes that "the platform is changing". We have also seen the trend of short-style videos in the vein of TikTok rise in popularity. The topic taker should address what changes they see taking place, possibly using the host of recent goodbye videos as a jumping off point, for the web-video platforms and analyze what those trends might mean for others looking to get into the content creation space.

      The topic taker is free to include the psychological impact of content creation, especially with the constant stream of short-form videos, has on a person. In addition, the topic taker can compare and contrast the platforms of YouTube and TikTok on multiple levels, such as monetization strategies and algorithms if they wish in order to predict where the trends might be going and indicate what those trends suggest for viewers and creators alike.

      MatPat’s Farwell: (link)

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        Shonen Anime Adaptations: From Manga to Screen

        Anime adaptations of manga have been a staple of the industry for decades, offering fans a chance to see their favorite characters and stories come to life in motion. This is specifically true for the Shonen genre. This topic delves into the intricate process of adapting Shonen manga into anime, the challenges involved, and the reception of these adaptations by audiences. Write what kind of manga series tend to be adapted and what are the typical reasons for that selection. Discuss whether faithfulness to the manga is always necessary and what the risks are in deviating from the source material. Other possible issues to focus on the effect of animation on the source material, filler content, voice acting, etc . . .

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          The drive to turn children's TV shows into something adult-themed

          Many adults nowadays like watching children’s TV shows. Sometimes this is due to the nostalgia factor associated with a beloved show from childhood, whereas other times, adults will start watching a show in adult age (as happened with both "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" and "Bluey," for example). Either way, it’s common for adults watching the show to attempt to put a more adult-themed spin on the plot or characters than was initially intended, by adding more violent, sexual, or all-around disturbing content. On the simplest level, this can take the form of disturbing fan theories or memes about children’s TV (such as the "Rugrats" theory that everyone is dead except for Angelica); but it can also be more extensive. For instance, the "My Little Pony" fanfic known as "Cupcakes" was a well-written story whose entire purpose was to make "My Little Pony" violent. This story was so successful it spawned an entire subgenre of "grimdark" fanfics, in which each of the main characters from "My Little Pony" took turns playing the role of a bloodthirsty villain.

          The question is, why are adults so interested in making adult-themed versions of popular children’s shows, especially when there are so many gritty, adult-oriented TV shows out there? If the adults are watching the children’s shows because they like wholesome entertainment, then why post adult-themed fanfic or memes about them at all? Is there something about the union of children’s shows with dark themes that is exceptionally appealing, and, if so, are there certain characteristics that make particular shows most likely to be used in this way?

          • Similar to this is people claiming this is more realistic or what would actually happen if placed in real world context – BeardedTree 5 days ago
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          Analyzing Evoland: A Touching Game about the History of Games, or a Retro Gameplay Nightmare

          Evoland I and II are games by the indie developer Shiro Games and were released in 2013 and 2015. Evoland was inspired by older games in series like Final Fantasy and Zelda, and, it somewhat takes the player through a bit of video game history in its premise. The gameplay, despite the shifts in playstyles that took place, flowed well, according to a reviewer. Evoland II definitely builds on the premise of capturing the feeling of how older games played, and has more mechanics in it than the first game. However, it could be said that there are too many mechanics that contradict and break flow.

          For this topic, the topic taker should look into reviews on both games to see if these games set out to capture a truly nostalgic feeling while adding their own twist to the genres the games were influenced by or if something about the older styles of gamplay simply don’t mesh in the modern era of gaming.

          The topic taker can consider the following avenues of research for adding foundation to this analysis:

          – Consider the history of the video game industry and the limits of technology that affected game mechanics and graphics and whether the current technology is too good to correctly capture how older games played.

          – Figure out what the developer intended for their games, if possible, and if they achieved that intention.

          – See if there are any other games similar to Evoland that mixes up different kinds of genre and gameplay and see if they are successful or if they fall into the same problems as Evoland.

          – If the topic taker has played Evoland and Evoland II, they are free to add in their personal experience with how the games felt as it relates to this topic.

          Here are links that might help the topic taker start their research:

          Evoland: (link)

          Evoland II: (link)

          • They were both on sale for the summer and I almost bought them just so I could write this pitch. – Sunni Rashad 4 days ago
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          Film

          Movies & Media as the Source of AI Phobia
          Movies & Media as the Source of AI Phobia
          The True Meaning of Whiplash
          “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and the nature of Death
          Top Gun: Combat on the Screen and the Reality of a High-Stakes Dogfight

          TV

          A Detailed Look at the Cast of The Office
          A Detailed Look at the Cast of The Office
          Bad Boys: Dark, Dangerous, Disturbing… and Delicious
          Mystic Pop-Up Bar: Unearthing This Underrated Gem
          How Andor Uses Audio to Explore Oppression and Rebellion

          Animation

          Spider-Man: The Trans Advocacy
          Spider-Man: The Trans Advocacy
          Superman vs. The Elite: What is Justice?
          Villains of the Shrek Universe: From Nursery Rhymes to the Grim Reaper
          Laika and the Power of Eyes: A Soul’s Quest for Self-Possession

          Anime

          Kaze no Stigma – the value of mid?
          Kaze no Stigma – the value of mid?
          Blue Gender: Pop Eco-Facism
          The Ick: Anime Tropes that Repel Viewers
          Male-Female Friendships in Anime: Can We Really Be Just Friends?

          Manga

          One-Punch Man’s Saitama: The Alienation of a Hero
          One-Punch Man’s Saitama: The Alienation of a Hero
          Vagabond: Beautiful Lessons in Takehiko Inoue’s Manga
          Exploring the impact of social medias through Helter Skelter and Black Mirror’s Nosedive
          Berserk, Sisyphus, and The Indomitable Human Spirit

          Comics

          Marvel Ruins: An Exercise in Cynicism
          Marvel Ruins: An Exercise in Cynicism
          Superman, Alienation, and Evil
          Why Don’t Superheroes Change the World?
          Continuity and Connectivity in Comic Book Movies

          Literature

          To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf’s Rebellion against the Traditional Novel
          To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf’s Rebellion against the Traditional Novel
          And Then There Were None: Agatha Christie and Her Deconstruction of the Mystery Genre
          Returning Gravitas to American Girl
          1984: What Does it Tell us About The Purpose of Life?

          Arts

          The Creative Industries in Bangladesh: The Case of Coke Studio Bangla’s “Deora”
          The Creative Industries in Bangladesh: The Case of Coke Studio Bangla’s “Deora”
          Japan: Art, Eroticism, and Religion
          Why Should We Separate Real Art From NFTs of the Bored Ape Yacht Club Type?
          Tehching Hsieh: The Experience of Time and Duration in Performance Art

          Writing

          Is the Pen Mightier Than the Keyboard?
          Is the Pen Mightier Than the Keyboard?
          Whump And Its Role Outside of Fandom
          Movement and Location: A Brief Comment on Meaning in the Literary Experience
          Writing About Place