Monthly Archive: July, 2015

Dead Men Don’t Dream: Ruminations on “True Detective” Season 2 Thus Far


By the end of episode two of “True Detective” season two — perhaps even by the end of the first episode — I realized that I had to stop. The story analyst in… Continue reading

The Point of Fiction, Wish Fulfillment, and HIMYM Reflections


What’s the point of fiction stories anyway? In J. R. R. Tolkien’s On Fairy-Stories — an essay that predates anything to do with Hobbits — he intimately discusses the “fairy story” as a literary form, which… Continue reading

The Fun Madness of “Bloodborne”


At its very core, “Bloodborne” is a game about madness.   We’ve all heard that cliche, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” It’s… Continue reading