Why you shouldn’t care about spoilers + Notes on Hyouka

The worrying modern trend people have of caring about spoilers, especially for Game of Thrones, which is poorly-written television anyway, annoys me to no end. Continue reading

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Montaigne, Part II. On knowing others (again) and some comments on The Seventh Seal

Some weeks ago, in the grip of a fever, I wrote a pointless little article called ‘On Knowing Others’. This is a continuation that aims to retroactively add some substance to that. It’s also a tangentially related quick analysis of Bergman’s 1957 classic The Seventh Seal, for some reason.

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Expanded Universes, Exponential Popularity, Global Media

There’s a common complaint that modern film quality is tanking compared to the quality of films released in the past few decades. The cinemas are awash with sequels, universes, prequels, remakes, missing links, and excessive exercises in pandering for the sake of money grubbing. This is, of course, a major generalisation. Continue reading