The Witcher – Review of the Netflix series

Let’s do a bit of reviewing here. I have never read the books or played the games. I have only ever seen the trailers for the games (which are amazing by the way) and seen references around the internet in various fan groups I am part of (of different fandoms, ironically). However, after recommendations coming from a certain group of friends, whose judgment and taste I trust very much, I decided to go in virtually blind on the subject and watch the Netflix TV series “The Witcher”.

———\\ Finally and only warning – There will be spoilers //———-

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Homage to HPFF – 2001 – 2018

Introduction is needed here: This piece were suppose to be on fanfiction and its usage, but instead I will pay homepage to the now closed site of harrypotterfanfiction.com (HPFF).

This next paragraph is how I would have initially started the post. I will leave it here, because I find that it paints a good first picture of my reaction of finding out:

I am going to go into the deep end and talk a bit about fanfiction. As I have established on several other places virtually and physically, I am a aca-fan, and it all started with fanfiction back in 2005. (Note: I just went to check on my favorite fanfic site, to see when I became a member, and discovered that it was closed down as of April 2018. I am a bit gutted right now!)Read More »

Girl power: Finding my inner-Buffy

Over the last couple of years, my interest has increasingly become more and more focused on strong female characters or protagonists (sometimes even the antagonist). I cannot pinpoint when this interest or rather focus on femininity in fandom and popular culture began or rather became significant/apparent, but I can trace it back to at least 2010. However, when I think back, the interest of the female characters has always been there in all my fandoms, but they have sort of been lurking in the background.Read More »

Finding Dory: Nostalgic fandom

When Finding Nemo came out for the first time, I was 12 years old, just one year shy of being a teenager. It was a difficult time for me, personally, and I find it unsurprising that it was also around this time that I truly started to find my way into certain fandoms. Also, my interest in popular media took root here.
I absolutely loved the movie and its characters. It was beautifully made, funny and the narrative was touching. I have watched the movie several times on DVD ever since it came out.Read More »

Fortysomething: A must-see in British TV

I love British television and its culture. I think it is some of as the best there is. I found this TV series on one of my usual scouts for materiel on my favorite actors. These scouts usually happen when I find a particular (let’s call it) interesting¬†actor, who has a certain level of desirable traits (these are usually physical) and I want to see more of the work. This time around I was looking for TV series or movies starring Benedict Cumberbatch.Read More »

Translating Assassin’s Creed to the big screen

To start with I have to mention that I had not played the games before I saw the movie. I am almost always intrigued when someone decides to make a move based on a game. Translating a narrative from the game console to the big screen is always difficult. I have yet seen it mastered, but I had hope for ‘Assassin’s Creed‘.

I know of the games and some aspects of its narrative and general concept of the game world, but I have never ventured more into it than that. So I went into the cinema with no expectation than hoping to come out understanding the game(/story) world a bit better. To this I must say that my expectation was met, but the expectations were not that high to begin with, so this is not that big a surprise.Read More »

Star Wars: Rouge One – Filler or puzzle piece?

**Warnings slight spoilers of ‘Star Wars: Rouge One’ **

I love when a story is connected in a mayor way and then becomes a world in its own right. The worldliness of the story is one of the most important part of reading any narrative for me. When it comes to works of fiction I always enjoy watching or reading a series, rather than a stand-alone work of fiction. Obviously, there is more content in a series, but for me it is the sense of worldliness that I am looking for.¬†Read More »

Orwell and the fourth wall

*** Warning; spoilers on Orwell game from 2016 **

In most video games (that I have encountered and played) the fourth wall is almost always intact and preserved to stay as such. The player of the game is separated from the real world and a new identity is creating for them within the game or they take on a character’s role within in the game and its world. However, in the game Orwell this is not the case.Read More »