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Outlander, The Raven Cycle, and accuracy in fiction

I try not to be too much of a stickler for accuracy in fiction, because I appreciate that good storytelling transcends fact. At the same time, however, a lack of accuracy pulls me out of the world the author’s created, impairing my ability to enjoy the story. 778 more words

‘But it’s Historically Accurate!’: Why I’m So Done with This Defence

TW: rape, violence against women

The frequency and relish with which ‘historical’ television shows (primarily made by men, for men) fetishistically represent women being brutalised, tortured, and raped by men is disturbing. 646 more words

Feminism

Plot Devices: High Fantasy and the Treaty of Westphalia

Quick show of hands, who knows what Westphalian sovereignty is? For those of you who don’t want to read through the entire Wikipedia article, it’s the principle that any nation state has the right to govern itself and its internal affairs without interference from other nation states, and that each state is equal under international law. 1,178 more words

Tabletop Games

Alas, poor Yorick! We hung out, Horatio...

There’s this terrific page on Facebook — Old Images of Philadelphia — that is a great resource, whether you’re into history, odd facts, or vintage photographs. 374 more words

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Historical Accuracy & Video Games: The Actual Facts

One of the recent issues in the gaming industry that has been at the forefront of arguments is representation, especially in terms of gender, sexuality, and race. 1,665 more words

Analysis

'Doctor Who' for the historical accuracy win?

Go figure.

The linked blog points out where ‘The Shakespeare Code’ was right while so many other period pieces are wrong: Black people existed in Elizabethan England. 214 more words

Doctor Who

Hi-Ho, the Glamorous Life: The Tech Set

Marissa Skudlarek eavesdrops at tech rehearsal.

NOTE: potential spoilers ahead for The Desk Set!

I’m writing this late at night, after our final dress rehearsal for… 351 more words

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