Alright, so I have to say: I think we are entering into a Golden Age of creativity in our world today. A world where we are running into new technologies, new ways of doing entertainment, new ways of approaching storytelling. A world where there is so much quantity, but we still value the quality so much.
I submit to you that this, the world we are moving into, the Day and Age, the Zeitgeist – for the geeks, the barometer of this has to be the success of Joss Whedon.
The shirt is from pvponline.com, but it’s all over the Internet by now…
A man who, constantly, has been shut down by the establishment. And who, when given the chance, creates the most beloved pieces of geekdom being produced today, outside of perhaps Doctor Who. Perhaps.
So join me for a few moments to consider where Joss Whedon has been, and where he has gotten to now, director of one of the highest grossing movies ever made.
Posted in Movies, Nostalgia, Rant, Teh Webz, TV Shows
Tagged Agents of SHIELD, Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible, Firefly, Geek, Joss Whedon, Marvel Phase 1, Much Ado About Nothing, Oscars, Serenity, Shakespeare, Slice-of-Life, Storytelling
So, I’ve decided I may have dived in a bit early with my last post. I started doing some research, and found that, not only do I come across images of the alignment grid… they’re all over the place. This is a thought experiment that we are by no means the first to experiment with. So, the question becomes, should we pursue it?
Or do we pursue the white whales?
Posted in Character Studies, Fantasy, Good and Evil, Science Fiction
Tagged A Song of Ice and Fire, Alignments, Captain Jack Sparrow, Deadpool, Definitions, Doctor Horrible, Doctor Who, Dungeons & Dragons, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Geek, Harry Potter, Les Mis, Lord of the Rings, Ned Stark, Nerd, Pirates, Robin Hood, Sephiroth, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Superman, Sylar, The Dark Knight, The Joker, V for Vendetta, Voldemort
One of our favorite things to geek out about is characters. Who they really are, what they believe, what they do, why they do it. And one of our favorite ways to think about characters and their underlying beliefs and philosophies is with the Dungeons and Dragons alignments.
If you have not thought about the solid, real-world applicability of alignments before, you should do so now. Then read on.
Our thought would be to explore a few characters (or groups of characters) that match each alignment. We may also highlight some particularly difficult to place characters. (That means you, Kvothe.) So what sorts of themes are we seeing as we think about it?
Posted in Character Studies, Fantasy, Good and Evil, Introductory, Science Fiction
Tagged Alignments, Definitions, Doctor Horrible, Dungeons & Dragons, Kvothe, Philosophy, Star Trek, X-Men