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    What are some gadgets, or words, or concepts that have been made into reality?

    Are there any words or inventions that we use today that once only existed in movies and books? For example, the word "muggle" is now understood by people who might not have ever read the Harry Potter series. I also heard that Star Trek was the inspiration behind many of the new technology that we have today.

    • From a language point of view one that must be discussed is Shakespeare who introduced a number of words to the common English language, including gossip and swagger! – SaraiMW 2 weeks ago
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    Philosophy in Anime

    Attack on Titan seems to be heavily influenced by German culture and philosophy. Are there any real correlations to this? Do any other anime shows portray philosophical theories and are they doing it as a service or a disservice?

    • I am not a very big anime fan, but Neon Genesis Evangelion has definitely been influenced by philosophical theories, especially by Kierkegaard. It was also an outlet for the psychological battles of creator Hideaki Anno. – tanaod 4 months ago
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    • great topic! while it may be difficult to actually statistically correlate these occurrences, i think it's certainly true that many anime display influences from certain philosophical theories or debates. Naruto, for example, mirrors the tensions in philosophical discourse of the search for a true "Universal," which you can see displayed in the ethos of certain characters and their goals. – ees 4 months ago
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    • Well, there's a lot of interplay between anime and philosophy. Fullmetal Alchemist deals with Plato's Allegory of The Cave , while Attack on Titan deals with Scmitt's The Political.Naruto definitely has elements of Buddhist thought. – RedFlame2000 3 weeks ago
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    Social media is great for staying connected but like everything else in life, there should always be a balance to how we use something.

    The Power of Social Media; Does It Enhance or Swallow Up Relationships?
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    I haven’t read that many stories by Poet yet, but reading this article has made me more aware that classic authors incorporate so much more into their stories than just great storytelling.

    Terror and Horror in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado"
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    Video Games are definitely part of the multi-modal genre where text is combined with visuals and music to create a whole experience.

    The Future of Writing: Video Games
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    A concise article that introduced me to a brief history of Bollywood! There are always so many layers to a film and learning about the details in articles like these makes me appreciate then even more.

    Bollywood 101: A FUN Guide to Indian Cinema
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    Sometimes travel doesn’t only open our eyes to new perspectives, but sometimes it even reinforces what we already know. Travel allows us to find differences and similarities in attitudes and values.

    Travel and literature: Broadening your horizons
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    It’s scary to know that some dystopian novels seem to be coming true. I praise the authors for being observant and insightful about their surroundings but also having the ability to articulate what they observed.

    What is the Purpose of Dystopian Literature?
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    Classics are important because they capture and preserve the histories of the era they were written in. Most of them also contain important predictions of the future that are usually quite accurate. I enjoy classics for their writing style because I find it generally more aesthetically pleasing and stimulating.

    The Importance of Learning the Classics
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    This is the first article that I read on this site and I’m impressed by the depth of research and writing quality. The pictures were eye-opening and the topic was cleverly chosen. Subtitles are common and usually unappreciated so this article is a reminder that some of the most common items in our society usually have interesting and complex histories.

    Subtitling for Cinema: A Brief History