BlueJayy

BlueJayy

Contributing writer for The Artifice.

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    The Rise of Netflix in College Students

    I know from experience that Netflix is very popular among college students as a form of amusement and stress-relieving. I think this might be an interesting topic to talk about how it might be affecting their education and/or social experiences at college. Is this a problem? or does it have the capability to eventually become a problem?

    • Can Netflix lead to procrastination when in college? Sure, but so will a million other things like playing video games, hanging with friends, and watch sports. Netflix is hardly a bad thing because college students need a break from all the studying and writing they have to do. But like anything that is fun, it can soon become addicting. – Aaron Hatch 2 years ago
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    • Perhaps Netflix isn't necessarily bad for success in college, but maybe there's a factor that separates these two: health. Too much of a good thing sometimes is bad for our bodies. Does Netflix binging have any effect or relationship to physical, mental, social, etc. health? And how does THAT affect one's college experience? It's really interesting how popular of an outlet this is for students to spend free time nowadays. – James Smith 2 years ago
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    • Procrastination occurs in all college students. I'm supposed to be writing an English paper right now. – AlyssaMariano 2 years ago
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    • I find that having Netflix on while I do my work actually reduces the likelihood of me procrastinating because I won't feel like all I'm doing is work. It tricks the mind. However, there is an additional likelihood that it detracts from the typical idea of social experiences. More often than not people are talking about Netflix and chill rather than hooking up at a party, and if you are bored with friends you can turn on a show or movie and distract yourself. – Catherine Conte 2 years ago
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    • I think Netflix becomes a problem when you let it become one. If one knows how to successfully manage their time between studying and Netflix, there really shouldn't be a problem. I think it really just depends on the kind of student you are. – iamclystanieves 2 years ago
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    • I'll admit that I have the urge to visit Netflix every now and then, especially when I should be reading for classes. However, since I'm an English major aspiring to become a film critic, I often find that some Netflix viewing enriches my life as a student. I'm pretty selective about what I watch, and the films/TV shows I watch offer new perspectives on certain topics I study in my English classes. Everyone always says that a little bit of reading goes a long way, but I think a lot of people underestimate how film can be just as beneficial as reading, if not more so. – Ben Bouffard 2 years ago
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    Video Games and the "No Girls Allowed" Club

    In these modern times we have seen changes to the video game industry toward a more acceptance of females. We now hear of female gamers, female main characters in games, and even professional female gamer teams. But have we really accepted females completely into the gamer community for who they are? Even with all these changes we still see females being harassed online, or judged on their gaming skills by being a female. I think it would be interesting to write this topic from both or either sides and discuss whether you think the gamer community has embraced or rejected female gamers.

    • It's a good topic, but one that might be a little too controversial. It'd be hard to find someone who could write this without bias (there was even bias in your topic). Assuming someone could actually write it properly, it'd be a massive undertaking research-wise when there's very little hard or even soft data. – jwiderski 2 years ago
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    • You could also branch out into females in the game development industry. I don't think women can fully be accepted into gaming until women are in the industry making games for women!c – Tatijana 2 years ago
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    • I think if you phrase the title differently and expand the gender split in other mediums, like video games and anime this is a worthwhile topic. The Anime News Network Podcast had an episode on sexism which covers this quite well, including differences between the anime fandom and other mediums. It might be a useful reference to look at. – Jordan 2 years ago
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    • I think the language of your topic suggestion already answers the question: if women are being harassed and generally held to a higher or double standard, then women have (not necessarily been rejected) not been embraced yet by the "gamer community." Is there another way to approach this issue? Maybe write an article about steps that can be taken to further include and respect women in said community? – Cmandra 2 years ago
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    Latest Comments

    BlueJayy

    I’m not sure what you mean, can you expand on your point a little more?

    Supernatural: Just Another Shapeshifter of Shows?
    BlueJayy

    I’m really glad you enjoyed my article! and that it helped answer questions you had about the show. I actually haven’t seen Full Metal Alchemist, but I will defiantly check it out! It does sound a lot like what Supernatural’s plot is essentially based around. I think Supernatural does take in a lot of elements that are common in mythical shows with creatures (such as using vampire, werewolves, ghosts etc.) But I think the show also tries and focus on the creatures as living beings with feelings and a life instead of JUST monsters, as a lot of the time the Winchesters are trying to save the creature from their own selves. I think that’s the part that interested me about the show, is the sense that everyone has a story to tell.

    Supernatural: Just Another Shapeshifter of Shows?
    BlueJayy

    I entered the ME universe by going straight into playing ME 3 and not realizing the importance of story and decisions from ME and ME 2. But nonetheless I fell in love with the game and its elements. The options of choice between the conversations, actions, and consequences, make it the ultimate RPG game. I love when games make you question your morality and give you a chance to create your own unique story, and Mass Effect does exactly that. Can’t wait for Andromeda!

    The Role of Choice in the Mass Effect Universe
    BlueJayy

    Thank you for addressing this issue. As a young woman I cannot tell you how much I begin to dislike a film or TV show once they start sexualizing women. I think a lot of the problem comes from this visual acceptance and normalizing of rape and sexual harassment on TV to the point where it doesn’t bother us as much. That’s where the problem is then taken from the acting on TV to real life situations imitating that issue.

    Sex and Harassment in Entertainment Industry
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    Great analysis of all the superhero movies, and the deeper meanings to them. I do think that they will always hold a place in our hearts because of our desire deep down as humans to feel special and powerful. As for the genre franchise, I think it will continue to prevail, especially with the remake of the TV show Heroes coming back around. The Superhero Genre might not be at the top of the list forever, but I’m sure they will continue to be around for awhile.

    The Three Eras of The Modern Comic Book Movie
    BlueJayy

    This was such a helpful article!
    I was one of those people that went to see Genisys and was mostly confused because I hadn’t paid enough attention to the previous Terminator movies. This article details a great timeline that helps wrap up a lot of questions that I had after Genisys, and gives a good refresher in order to understand the movies more. I now want to go watch all the movies in order again after reading the full storyline.

    The Four Timelines of The Terminator Movies