If you've ever studied literature or film, you've probably heard of "The Hero's Journey". Originally coined by Joseph Campbell in his 1949 book The Hero With A Thousand Faces, it as an archetypal story structure that can be found in everything from Star Wars to The Epic of Gilgamesh. Studying ancient myths from around the... Continue Reading →
Trope Overload: Romance in Anime
So, romance. It's a huge part of our culture and the media we consume every day. And of course, it's a big deal in anime - with Valentine's Day around the corner, a ton of my anime blogging friends have been writing about some of their favorite love stories and romantic couples in the medium.... Continue Reading →
Trope Overload: What Makes A Great Plot Twist?
Emma and Norman making the same face I did during every major plot twist in The Promised Neverland I don't really like to include too many spoilers in my posts, but with plot twists you kind of have to. So a big fat SPOILER WARNING for:Oedipus RexFullmetal Alchemist (both series)Star Wars Episode V: The Empire... Continue Reading →