If you throw a group of people in a stressful situation, those people will be pushed to their limits or beyond. In some stories, though, the people in the group turn to idiocy. Let’s have a look at the Flock of Headless Chickens writing smell.
Drumroll please. Queue the orchestral music. It’s time to discuss melodrama.
A new season of the British Sherlock is here. After seeing the first episode, I’m… not convinced. Let’s break down ‘the Six Thatchers’.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a story about the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. It has become a staple of Christmas for the English speaking world. It’s also one of the most well-known – if not the most well-known – example of the redemption plot.
I was recently discussing the effects of violence in video games and I thought it might be interesting to tackle this from a different angle. The debate about the effects of violence in stories has been covered in-depth and appears to be ongoing. I see a lot less coverage about the storytelling aspect.
Why is there violence in storytelling at all?