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Race Relations in Comedy
Analyze the way racial stereotypes are utilized in comedic settings such as Chappelle’s Show. Are racial stereotypes permissible when used for comedic effect, and perpetrated by members of the race being stereotyped? Do these representations bring light to social justice issues, or further engrain harmful thought patterns? Is is possible to do both?
I remember hearing a lot of negative feedback about LoK while it was airing. Some of it made sense. The first two seasons had pacing issues, and the love triangle (Rectangle? Rhombus?) was handled poorly. Season 3 however, was remarkable. And once the larger arc of the story became clear, a lot of the nitpicky issues fell to the wayside. Excellent show overall, and fantastic use of villains.
Great read. Tolkien’s penchant for crafting complex and colorful lore caused a major shift in the way fiction is created. His fingerprints can also be seen in Star Wars, Adventure Time, and countless other comic books, shows, and films.
Excellent article, thanks for posting.
As for the Switch itself, I really want to love it. Going back to a cartridge based system is a great move, and Nintendo consistently builds excellent, long-lasting machines. Plus, I’ve always had a soft spot for Nintendo properties. I’ll be picking up one of these consoles eventually for Breath of the Wild alone.
However, I am skeptical of a few things. My biggest concern is the lack of Virtual Console at launch. This should have been a no-brainer, since Nintendo has an amazing backlog of incredible games. Weak storage and lack of third party support is also disappointing, but not as critical.
Still though. That Zelda.