[15 Minutes] There’s countless thinkpieces tackling the gameplay and mechanics already, so I thought I’d focus on something I haven’t seen anyone (surprisingly) talk about. … More Death Stranding, Queen Himiko, and the Yamatai kingdom.
One of the few stories original to Malory is also one of the best. … More The Knightliness of Sir Beaumains
My favorite stories from Le Morte D’Arthur. … More My Five Favorite Arthurian Tales [12 minute read]
What makes a good adaptation, and does A24’s Green Knight achieve this? … More Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Review (11 Minutes)
They say that you should promote your books by posting about things your target audience is interested in. So, naturally I’m promoting my Paranormal YA book about half-angel teenagers by writing a blog post about the writing notes of JRR Tolkien. Not like I’ve written about that before or anything, or shared fanfiction I almost … More 6 Ideas Tolkien Abandoned for The Lord of the Rings.
Okay, so I’ve been meaning to do an update to that Camelot swords post for ever, because there’s a LOT of cool sword legends across the world and King Arthur doesn’t remotely have a monopoly on the things, but I’ve gotten distracted, so I haven’t had the chance. But now I’m caught up, and I’m … More Famous Swords Pt 2: The World
Everyone loves swords. Even America, with our obsession with gunfighters and revolvers, loves the image of two people facing off against each other with sharpened pieces of metal. It’s iconic. Star Wars may have blasters and planet-destroying rays, but let’s be real; the really cool thing about its space wizards is their laser swords. And … More Magical Swords, Pt. 1: Camelot
It’s amazing how little work can be done in a week. This session, despite having all of TWO WEEKS to do the homework (Spring Break) for my classes, I managed to do despicably little and had to rush to get everything finished on time. I really need to learn better planning skills. And, neatly enough, that’s … More ENG 5310 Readings, Week 7
For some reason the factual titles seem to work better than the more creative ones. Not sure why that is… maybe kooky three-word titles are way too common? Anyway, I’ll try going back to the old one and see how that affects readership. This week’s readings were all about using computers in the classroom. While … More ENG 5310 Readings, Week 6
I have a problem with Shipka’s Toward a Composition Made Whole. Specifically, I feel like I’m one of the people she’s writing against. Shipka seems not to be writing about methods of using technology and the different rhetorical implications, so much as writing about varied and experimental ways of writing. She proudly tells of a … More Shoes and Standards