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  • Annie Kapur
    Published 17 days ago
    A Filmmaker's Guide to Animals as Psychological Symbol

    A Filmmaker's Guide to Animals as Psychological Symbol

    Cue scary/creepy violins.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 7 months ago
    A Filmmaker’s Guide to the 19th Century Novel (Pt. 3)

    A Filmmaker’s Guide to the 19th Century Novel (Pt. 3)

    Welcome back! If you haven’t read the previous section on our focus study of Frankenstein then you probably want to before referring to this particular section. If, however, you feel completely clear about that, then let’s carry on into our focus on three very different adaptations of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. We will be looking at: the 2015 film entitled Victor Frankenstein, which pays close attention to some of the events in the book, and uses the same atmosphere. The next film we will look at is the famed Rocky Horror Picture Show, which takes concepts from the book, and changes the ideas surrounding it, including genre and character. The final adaptation we will concentrate on is characteristic adaptation, which we will find in the MCU character of Iron Man as Victor Frankenstein.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 7 months ago
    A Filmmaker’s Guide to the 19th Century Novel

    A Filmmaker’s Guide to the 19th Century Novel

    Everyone knows that there have been many, many adaptations of 19th century novels, and everyone knows that there have been countless different methods of adapting them. Whether you go with Boris Karloff starring as Frankenstein in the 1931 classic, or whether you go with Tony Stark creating Ultron, the monster that sabotage’s the second Avengers film in a modern perspective. From Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1920 to The Incredible Hulk, 19th century Novels are some of the most popular novels to adapt either in full, or to adapt characters from.
  • Melissia Dawn Hopson
    Published 8 months ago
    8 Ways to Make Your Characters Relatable and Like-able
  • Authentikei [Anime Archetypes]
    Published about a year ago
    Anime Archetypes: The Companions of the Hero

    Anime Archetypes: The Companions of the Hero

    Companions develop a bond with the main character and ultimately encourage and receive a transformation of characteristics and skills. They are meant to inspire or inform the main character as they experience growth on their journey, but sometimes they’re not expected to go through their own character development. The common misconception with Companions is that they’re meant to live in the shadow of the main character, but this only leads them to be seen as unnecessary and repel the audience. It’s time to put a stop to neglecting the companions. Through a breakdown of the Companion’s role and attributes, I will discuss the companion’s importance and how they can become more memorable to the audience. Afterwards, a series of “What if…” prompts will be suggested to hopefully encourage you to create a companion that stands out.
  • Authentikei [Anime Archetypes]
    Published about a year ago
    Anime Archetypes: How to Make A Yandere

    Anime Archetypes: How to Make A Yandere

    She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’ll rip off your face, then wear it as a token of her love for you. That’s cute, but you’re going to have to do more than that to create an engaging yandere for your story. Yanderes can’t be deemed as just crazy. They are the type of characters with fragmented minds and a skewed perception of reality. It’s up to you, the author, to reveal the truth of their psyche in a way that isn’t just terrifying. Your yandere must also be intriguing, relatable at times, and be someone your audience won’t underestimate. Never limit your yandere to being a plot device. The contemporary audience isn’t as sensitive to blood and violence as they used to be, so if your character unravels too quickly, you might lose the momentum of your story. We’ll breakdown how the psyche of a yandere twists and turns, then I’ll propose some “What if…” suggestions to prompt you to make sure your yandere stands out of the many adorable serial killers we have already.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published about a year ago
    The Perfect Order to Watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Movies

    The Perfect Order to Watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Movies

    Man, I just watched Infinity War and that ending blew my mind. Easily in my top three Marvel movies. That was just—WOW.
  • Shaun Carr
    Published about a year ago
    7 Tips on How to WIN the Hamilton Lottery

    7 Tips on How to WIN the Hamilton Lottery

    The notification came through while I was at work, checking my phone in the downstairs stockroom (when really I should have been out on the shop floor serving the next customer). "WINNER!" It read. "Call before 18:00 BST and quote your reference for Tuesday, 7:30 PM." Two tickets for the following day's performance to the hottest show in London—wait, I mean the world. My heart had stopped. I told my manager I was going on an early break before ringing the London Victoria Palace Theatre. This followed with a call to my partner, who was the first to ask, "How on earth did you win?" Variations of this question followed me around with every friend or family member I had told. So how do you win the Hamilton Lottery? Here's my best take on how to not throw away your shot...
  • Courtney Locantro
    Published about a year ago
    How to Successfully Mourn a Fictional Character...

    How to Successfully Mourn a Fictional Character...

    I could take you through the seven stages of grief, or quote other articles detailing how to appropriately recover from the death of your beloved character; but you've heard those silly notations before. Instead, I'll show you how I survive the loss of my precious cinnamon rolls and force my self to continue with life.
  • Authentikei [Anime Archetypes]
    Published about a year ago
    Anime Archetypes: How to Create the Tsundere

    Anime Archetypes: How to Create the Tsundere

    The Masters of Passive-Aggression
  • Authentikei [Anime Archetypes]
    Published about a year ago
    Anime Archetypes - How to Create the Shounen Hero

    Anime Archetypes - How to Create the Shounen Hero

    In the world of Shounen, who do you think of?
  • Jessica Tanner
    Published about a year ago
    Dialogue