A few months back when the Force Awakens opened I saw a spike in interest about Mary Sues a lot of it in some really poorly constructed arguments defending the character Rey. Ideas like you're a sexist if you don't like this character, you're a misogynist if you haven't seen and loved the movie, you're … Continue reading How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mary Sues (aka Doctor Wish-Fulfilment)
I find it funny that a major rainstorm may have pushed Brexit over the top, might be god's way of saying he hates Anjem Chourdry 😉 The whole thing will probably be more of a shift than a huge change, since the British Parliament will want to keep most of the more desirable aspects of … Continue reading A few thoughts on the future of Brexit
I love South Park for its humor and its evolution. Its easily the best of these animated social satires which form a uniquely American art form, but it goes further and serves as an excellent document of the last nineteen years of history. Particularly it covers, and skewers, opinion as they actually occurred and shows … Continue reading The Internet Matures
A certain degree of taking liberties is expected from historical fiction, but it can be a double edged sword.
A couple years ago my class was gathering up shortly after news of a disaster and the teacher put it to us of how we can use our skills as historians to analyze the news. I posited that it helped teach me not to follow the news too closely. Instead of pouring over details as … Continue reading Historian’s Method for Current Events
Hello and welcome to my humble blog. I started this website as an outlet for some of the writing I did in university and as a forum for some of my ideas and future writings. My primary focus will be on history and historical fiction along with some food for thought. One common question about … Continue reading Something old and something new