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Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games

Content Warning: This educational episode contains graphic sexual and violent game footage. This is the second episode exploring the Women as Background Deco…
by State Library and Archives of Florida

I want things to burn but remain unscathed: power fantasies and storytelling

I think way too much about a movie I’ve only seen part of: Man on Fire (dir. Tony Scott). In it, Denzel Washington plays a CIA/Marine/Ninja/alcoholic badass who goes on a murderous rampage when Dakota Fanning is kidnapped. 1,226 more words

Writing

Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video Games

In this episode we examine the Ms. Male Character trope and briefly discuss a related pattern called the Smurfette Principle. We’ve defined the Ms. Male Char…

Women as Background Decoration: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games

Content Warning: This educational episode contains graphic sexual and violent game footage. In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration tro…
by State Library and Archives of Florida… 17 more words

Pill-Shaming: Why Cashew Nuts Won't Cure You

Pill shaming rejects the reality that psyciatric medication can be neccesary for the recovery, or maintenance, of mental wellness. Tropes within this include: mental health being deemed as a ‘ 526 more words

The Art of the Young Adult trope

Now that Hollywood has officially run out of original concepts, Young Adult novels are getting a significant amount of attention these days. This year alone there have been four major feature films based and next year promises more. 450 more words

Opinion

Conceptualizing Tropes

‘Conceptualizing’ blog posts will be attempts to wrestle with words we might find in English classes, particularly targeting high school English classes. Sometimes we will tackle other concepts and words that are flung about when talking about writing or art in general. 743 more words

Fantasy