I Have Mixed Feelings About The Channel Awesome Anniversary Films
I think we all have that one thing from our childhood that is fundamentally flawed, but we care about it anyway. Whether it’s a game, book, TV show, or film. Something that is by no stretch of the imagination good, but we find ourselves absolutely in love with despite it all. For me, that something in is the Channel Awesome anniversary specials.
Creative Burnout and Why I'll (Probably) Never Return To Scheduled Content
Writing has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the moment I could string together a coherent sentence on paper, it was one of my favourite things to do, and I’m sure I was bugging people with verbal tales long before that. So, when I found out that I didn’t need to wait for years searching for a publisher and discovered the wonders of almost instant online posting, I was over the moon. Unfortunately, these ventures rarely worked out fantastically.
Dear Dungeon Masters, No Your Party Didn't Ruin Your Campaign
Hi, I’m C.E. Tidswell and I have a confession to make. When I first started running a dungeons and dragons group as a dungeon master I was a terrible rail roader. Well, I tried to be. Although I did manage to force my party to the ‘correct’ locations, I did ultimately lose control over them, but that is a different story.
Sound As Story
I’ve never been a massive fan of the traditional love story pop song. It’s not that I don’t like them, sometimes nothing beats a catchy, four chord radio tune. It’s just that they’ve never gripped me. When I’m listening to music, I’m usually looking to zone out for a bit, whether just before bed or a long car journey. For that, I need something that really sparks my imagination.
The Origins of Mary Sue
When it comes to critiques of female characters in media, one word we’ve all seen thrown around is Mary Sue. It’s a simple phrase that refers to a perfect, well liked, and often almost completely flawless character, who can be seen as unrealistic and one dimensional. But this phrase wasn’t always as mainstream as it is today. The concept of Mary Sues stemmed from the community built world of fandom. More specifically, it came from the niche little world of parody.
Toy Story, the Black Friday Reel, and the Film That Never Was
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last twenty years, then it’s almost impossible for you have to be missed Pixar’s animated Toy Story franchise. The first film in the now four movie series marked the start of the CGI age of animation, received critical praise and accolades including a British Academy Film Award, and became the 17th highest grossing film domestically at the time of its release. However, the franchise we know and love today almost looked completely different. In fact, there was a time where it seemed like this beloved Pixar classic would never be seen by the public at all.
My Last Date
The last time I went on a date, I was still alive. I when it started, I never intended it to be serious. My previous long-term relationship had knocked most of the enthusiasm for romance out of me and after eighteen months off the market, my friends were starting to bug me. So, a casual fling seemed like the ideal way to get them off my back.
Atlantis Is Real (Sort Of)
In approximately 360 BCE, the tale of the lost civilisation of Atlantis first made an appearance in the Socratic dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written by the well-known Greek philosopher Plato. The story tells of an ancient island located somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. The island was once a mighty and powerful civilisation, until it attempted to wage war on Asia and Europe, where it was promptly defeated by the superior leadership of the Greek civilisation of Athens, and was swallowed by the ocean, never to be seen again.