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How Arcane Changed the Game
Video game adaptations have been in a slow but steady trend. It’s produced under a variety of important factors such as storyline and fanbase that can make or break the adaptation. League of Legends’ Arcane, produced by Netflix, not only succeeds the expectations of longtime LoL and Runeterra fans but also captivates the interests of the non-gaming audience. Its release reignited both adaptations and animated media into what video game lore can achieve.
Analyze the thematic aspects of Arcane that contributed to its engagement and how it relates to the lore of Runeterra, especially since LoL is not an action-adventure game. Take into consideration that Riot Games also has a history of well-made cinematics for promotion of game updates, events, etc.
You can also explore the relevance (and perhaps, risk) of the fanbase in adapting Arcane. Riot Games is known for its heavy fanservice and focus on its community. Is Arcane a gift to the LoL fans? And of course, how has Arcane effectively introduced LoL to a new market? Has it affected the toxic reputation of the game, or has it enticed new players to join?
New Season: When should it end?
Various TV series are loved and enjoyed for different factors that lead to producers investing more as time passes and ratings rise. It’s good for the show, the production, and the fans as more seasons get made. But when is the limit of stretching a story? Especially when lead actors decide to leave the cast?
Helpful examples are long running shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, the CW Arrowverse, Once Upon A Time, etc., and even more recent hit shows like Stranger Things. Also, a good comparison are with shows that did well with just one season, particularly “limited series”, a current television trend that includes Netflix’s Maniac and HBO’s Sharp Objects.
What’s the hook of Korean romance dramas?
Korean romance dramas span a variety of sub-genres that generally entice old and new audiences but romance narratives typically and expectedly end one of two ways: the protagonist and love interest end up, or not. Even if predictable, why does it sell to the audience? What aspects make Korean romance dramas addicting?
Further topic: the heteronormative themes and couples of Korean romance dramas and its underlying effect on the audience
The Telltale series really took a good spin into Batman in video games and as you elaborated, mostly balanced the two personas Bruce/Batman which is often in conflict. I think that really opened up a lot of potential to where the story went and I especially loved the involvement of Thomas Wayne with Gotham underground. You expounded it very well. The arcs centralized on the player’s choices as Bruce/Batman, making it a very engaging and effective game. I do wish it was followed through.
Clone Wars is my favorite part of the whole Star Wars universe. It’s actually what hooked me in the first place. (And I wish more film-only fans can watch it too.) The writing in this show has always been well thought out and incredible, and as you said, they succeed in humanizing the clones who were a vital part in the war and Order 66.
Your breakdown of the helmet symbolism is amazing! The clones are as much protagonists as Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-wan. Their helmets are the reminder, though now painful, of that.
I agree with your perspective on writing! The process may be done individually but to truly appreciate it is a shared experience. 🙂
Thank you for reading! I hope you find fanfiction to your liking and enjoyment!
Fanfiction definitely still holds a lot of stigma to people who are less involved in fan culture. Often, I also have to omit telling my friends that I read/write fanfiction because they would only judge. But if fanfiction is important to you, then it should stay important. They may not be published books but they are still are stories. 🙂
I hope you and your friends still enjoy fanfics!
I agree. Fanfiction still derives from the set characters that media provides and more often than not, it lacks women and their agency as people. It’s definitely an issue that needs to be addressed. Killing Eve is a wonderful exception and example of great media.
I can’t deny that even in fanfiction it takes a lot more scouring tags and fandoms to discover f/f fanfics that tell their story well and respect their characters. Maybe with a particular f/f specific fandom, you can find a worthy f/f fanfic or maybe you can try your hand at writing 🙂
Kudos to that doofenshmirtz x perry fanfic 😂
Oh, not at all. In fact, I’m hoping to say that everybody is free to enjoy and write fanfiction. I merely specified a minority because of the common social issues but fanfiction is definitely a platform for anyone. After all, it’s one of its unique and welcoming characteristics. 🙂 I hope you keep loving fanfiction!