Content Warning: I’m talking about mental illness and its depiction in horror (as someone with a mental illness); as such I make mentions of ableist language, various symptoms, and gamifying mental illness. I spent all weekend at a horror film …
Tag: Genre Discussions
Genre Discussion: What can be counted as magical realism?
Magical realism is a post-colonial genre of fiction, originating in and heavily represented by Latin American authors from countries colonized and exploited by various European empires and governments.
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Genre Discussion: Engaging with dystopian and light-hearted fictions
To start this off with an understatement, we’re living — all of us, worldwide — in some particularly turbulent times in all spheres of life: socially, politically, economically, and environmentally. In 2017, there were a lot of articles about the rise of dystopian fiction, mostly focused on …
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Genre Discussion: The necessity of subversion in true crime parody
A warning before we start: I’m talking about true crime parodies, and violence against women and minority communities. Nothing graphic. Ever since A Very Fatal Murder made waves in headlines, the parodies of the true crime genre are coming in droves, having …
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