…for proposals, applications, and the like. If you want to know what I’ve been up to in the quiet past months, do read on!
Well, hello again! Missed me? The long hiatus is hopefully coming to an end soon, and if you want to know what’s been occupying me so much, or if you aren’t tired yet of reading about my research into Assassin’s Creed… then read on!
If you follow me on Facebook, then you’ll know that I have been very excited about the Assassin’s Creed franchise lately. Why? Because this is what I do!
I’m still alive! The reason for this bit of radio silence was that apart from (and during – no rest for the wicked) an amazing vacation in Italy, I’ve been swamped with various projects for university. Spoilers: it’s about villains. Surprise!
A couple weeks ago I had an interesting conversation, in which someone claimed that nowadays people seem unable to produce ‘brilliant’ movies. He said that the closest the past few years got to ‘excellence’ was Inception, but that it ultimately failed in achieving that too. And this got me thinking.
The conclusion of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 2 begs the question for everyone who hasn’t had the excruciating pleasure yet: is it worth playing at all? In a grand finale, Telltale Games wrapped up what was a questionable season at first, leaving us stunned.
Originally posted on Art of Comparison: Cinematic City 2014:
All my blog posts here ultimately seem to revolve around what the cinematic city – the way it’s used, the way it’s represented in media – does to us, the people living in the (or a) city. Significant for this notion is David Clarke’s observation, following Baudrillard,…
As far as villains go, the Joker is probably amongst my favourite, although of course I cannot really pick ‘favourites’ in that area as I am fascinated by almost all villains, provided they do not fall in my ‘repulsive’ spectrum. (And ironically, I wrote a thesis about those as well. Go figure.)
Before starting the proper ‘Imperial March’ craziness and talking about specific villains, it might be a good idea to start in a more general manner in the sense of ‘Why villains, and what are we doing here anyway?’ Yes, why indeed? To be brief: because they are amazing, awesome, horrifying, and appeal to our darkest…