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Writing in Music: The Shift from Rock to Hip-Hop
Many classic rock songs were written poetically and had a message or story behind them. Now the element of strong writing behind music has shifted away from rock and towards hip-hop. An example could be juxtaposing Bohemian Rhapsody to Beyonce’s Formation, or a politically charged song about the Vietnam War to one of Kanye West’s songs. Analyze this shift and how the music scene has evolved as well as the poetic value of some of these songs.
What Should Happen To Captured Super Villains?
A major problem with super villains is that after they are defeated and captured they break out of jail to reek havoc again. So what should happen to these trouble makers? Take a look at how different comics deal with this problem and the frustrations and morality struggles heroes face from it. For example, in one of the Crisis on Two Earths stories Superman performs lobotomies on villains to stop them but it is seen as immoral action. In many cases heroes are tempted to kill villains to stop their terror once and for all.
The Use of Downloadable Content in Video Games
There has been some controversy about how video game companies will make the players pay extra for content in a game. DLCs (downloadable content) are good because the company can add more to a game after it comes out. Sometimes it is a fair amount of extra content and it’s more reasonable to buy it, like in Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC where the player gets a huge bundle of extra features to interact with which results in a lot more game time. In other cases the companies take away parts of the game that were in previous versions and charges the player extra for it, like characters in Super Smash bros. 4. There is also less content to be earned or unlocked in some games because it is turned into DLC.
The Evolution of the Pokemon TV Series
Take a look at the Pokemon television series and note how its fundamentals and style has changed throughout the years and seasons. How is the formula for each episode different? How have the type of characters changed? Why might have of these changes occurred? What do these changes reflect?
Hero Or Executioner?
Many comic books deal with whether or not a hero should kill someone if they feel they have to. Villains always break out of jail and hurt people, so at what point should they be executed? Some heros, like the Hulk, can’t control themselves and often leave a path of destruction, should they be gotten rid of? Discuss how some of these scenarios played out and what killing means to different heros. Comics that explore this are Batman Hush, Justice League Crisis on Two Earths, Injustice, Marvel’s Civil War, and Watchmen.
Should Superheros have a Leash?
Analyse major story archs in different superhero universes and how they handle the theme of should superheros be regulated. Explore ideas of ethics, morals, politics, and social politics. Some examples of comics that do this are Marvel’s Civil War, DC’s Kingdom Come, Watchmen, and more.
Ubisoft's UPlay: The Game It's Trying To Play
Ubisoft has it’s own gaming platform for computer gaming called UPlay. In order to play Ubisoft’s games this software is required. Take a look at what Ubisoft is trying to do with this and whether or not it’s doing well. Compare it to other software like steam. Is Ubisoft on to something or is it just a pain for players?
The Nostalgia Effect: The Rise Of A Loyal Fanbase
Take a look at popular shows that many people consider as "part of their childhood". Which ones were actually good? Which ones weren’t that great but appealed to people when they were children so it’s largely defended anyways? How does this affect the television industry?
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