Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Collected Lecture Notes

Links to the series of lectures that I've been posting lately. - You know the ones that have kept me from doing actual funny posts on this thing :D.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Thoughts on The Dark Crystal


At the course they told us to pick a movie and analyse it.  Since I was already researching Brian Froud, who designed almost everything and continues to make beautiful art.

BUT after about a week of watching movies they forced us to choose from a list.  This, in a word, was rather infuriating.

So here I am, sitting on an actual essay that is now actually redundant which means that I shall free it to live in the ether with the hopes that it helps someone sometime somewhere.

Analysis of The Frog Prince OR Carry On Croaking

Analysis of The Frog Prince
Carry On Croaking

Before we begin I ask you to bear in mind that the Grimm brothers were master storytellers [1] but one thing that I've noticed about their stories is that whenever a character is engaged in something seemingly harmless it's only a matter of time before tragedy descends and the entire situation spirals wildly out of control.
For example. Snow White was killed by a poison apple, Sleeping Beauty was enchanted for a 100 years through the clever use of a spinning wheel and Red Riding Hood was eaten by a wolf
[2], Sometimes it's as if they were trying to do better and be just that little more gruesome with each story.
But not this gruesome
Keeping this in mind it occurs to me that I've not always being fair on the assorted Prince Charmings who ride through these stories and rescue princess's from perils most dire [3].
While your average Prince has a pretty tough old time fighting against the latest evil whilst remaining rather dashing it must be said that the prince in this story has it pretty bad.  How bad you ask?  Well read on and find out.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A - Z Challenge E - H

Righty dokey then then. for me this challenge has turned into more of a weekly thing so I'll have to make up for it by posting more stuff.  That being said here's some more stuff.

POST 1: A - D
POST 2: E - H
POST 3: L - Z

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Thursday, 4 April 2013

A - Z Challenge [A - D]

You might have noticed that I'm late starting this monster challenge but that's because I've been wrestling with school in a futile attempt to get on top of assignments, lectures, reports and everything else [1]

Tuesday, 2 April 2013