March 10, 2017

Continuum (Showcase, 2012-2015) is a modern science fiction and crime hybrid television show. It draws from multiple earlier genres, and themes and conventions within those genres, to construct an innovative, complex and engaging narrative. Through careful application...

January 27, 2017

When you begin planning a narrative, in particular one not set in the "real world" you need to consider the environment your characters occupy. Everything from the culture, to the landscape, could become important, and you don't want to be writing then suddenly realise...

January 13, 2017

The recent release of Assassin's Creed (2017) leads me to discuss another concept that is important when thinking about characters and the worlds they live in. Remediation. 

Remediation is defined by Bolter and Grusin (2000, p. 273) "the formal logic by which new medi...

November 24, 2016

The first thing to note about Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) is the significance of the main protagonist, Ofelia. In most fairy tales the main character is “generally the youngest son or daughter; they are of the oppressed, the powe.....

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