Monthly Archive: July, 2015

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

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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

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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”

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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