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  • Authentikei [Anime Archetypes]
    Published 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
    Anime Archetypes: How to Create the Tsundere

    Anime Archetypes: How to Create the Tsundere

    The Masters of Passive-Aggression
  • Authentikei [Anime Archetypes]
    Published 2 years 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 2 years ago
    Dialogue
  • Samuel Allen
    Published 2 years ago
    How To Start Writing Fantasy

    How To Start Writing Fantasy

    So you want to start writing fantasy. That's cool, I envy you, for starting out is often the most exhilarating part of creating and inhabiting your own world. Whether you're writing for a novel you plan to publish, or for a game such as Dungeons & Dragons, this series on how to write fantasy will hopefully offer at least some assistance in your quest for achieving great writing. In this piece, I am going to outline what I see to be the basics of writing fantasy. Walk with me traveller, for this is a journey that will benefit us both.
  • Andrea Dawson
    Published 2 years ago
    How To Set Up the Perfect Home Geek Movie Night

    How To Set Up the Perfect Home Geek Movie Night

    Geeks and other similar groups have been pushed to the side for some time, but that is no longer the case. Geek culture is now at the forefront of pop culture, making it a great time to be a fan of everything geeky. One perk of this newfound popularity is the ability to throw an awesome movie night, and the following tips will help you do this.
  • James Lyall
    Published 2 years ago
    Filmmaking Advice From a Non-Professional

    Filmmaking Advice From a Non-Professional

    I'm a young filmmaker/photographer and I aim to, one day, make a living from doing what I love, but I'm not quite there yet. I started making "films" about four years ago—of a very low production value and just for fun. It gripped me and fueled a passion I never knew I had.
  • Karina Thyra
    Published 3 years ago
    An Average Moviegoer's Guide to Enjoying a Film

    An Average Moviegoer's Guide to Enjoying a Film

    Watching movies and anything bright, beautiful, and smart TV programs (that doesn't talk down) while growing up, gives me the greatest aesthetic pleasure that I can literally watch TV all day, regardless of what other people might say.