Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
History vs. Fiction in Rurouni Kenshin
While the Rurouni Kenshin manga was full of over-the-top action, unbelievable characters, and impossible inventions, the basis of the series was real historic figures. How does this history control and direct the Manga, and in what ways does the manga share a common linage with other works of historic fiction.
I think the connection to fear vs. horror is right on point. Today we throw the word “sublime” around without realizing that it’s original meaning speaks to something so much deeper and more profound then simple interest.
I’m glad to see “The Constant” made the list. I remember being struck by the emotional intensity of Desmond’s journey, as well as the creative approach to time travel, a subject that can be hard to innovate.
Another great place to visit is the Spaniards Inn in London. It’s a fantastic pub near Hampstead Heath, which was frequented by Byron and Keats!