Trope Talk: Pure Evil

Trope Talk: Pure Evil

Some villains are complicated. They’re less villain, more antagonist. Their backstories are nuanced or tragic, their motives complex, their character, oddly relatable, and even sometimes, redeemable. This is not that. Today we’re talking about Pure

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Some villains are complicated. They’re less villain, more antagonist. Their backstories are nuanced or tragic, their motives complex, their character, oddly relatable, and even sometimes, redeemable. This is not that. Today we’re talking about Pure

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In A Minute: War of the Roses

In A Minute: War of the Roses

The War of the Roses is what happens when you let George R.R. Martin write real-world history. Our story begins with England and France already a 100-years deep in a classic medieval slapfight. England’s king

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The War of the Roses is what happens when you let George R.R. Martin write real-world history. Our story begins with England and France already a 100-years deep in a classic medieval slapfight. England’s king

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Two Dogs Explain Jekyll and Hyde | Animated Story

Two Dogs Explain Jekyll and Hyde | Animated Story

PIDGE It sure is scary out here tonight! TOBY Heh, you’re not wrong! But it’s fun too! PIDGE Yeah! And it’s FUN! TOBY Yeah! [pause] Hey! You know what goes great with a spooky night?

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PIDGE It sure is scary out here tonight! TOBY Heh, you’re not wrong! But it’s fun too! PIDGE Yeah! And it’s FUN! TOBY Yeah! [pause] Hey! You know what goes great with a spooky night?

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“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe (Reading and Analysis for Writers)

“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe (Reading and Analysis for Writers)

How would you take revenge against your greatest enemy? Or perhaps “enemy” is too strong a word, and it’s someone who’s just so annoying that you’d like to see them…disappear. In one of Edgar Allan

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How would you take revenge against your greatest enemy? Or perhaps “enemy” is too strong a word, and it’s someone who’s just so annoying that you’d like to see them…disappear. In one of Edgar Allan

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Trope Talk: Five Man Band

Trope Talk: Five Man Band

Yo. Who here plays tabletop RPGs? Show of hands? Yeah! Good stuff! Alright, for those of you who don’t, the main gist of it is that you and a bunch of your friends made characters

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Yo. Who here plays tabletop RPGs? Show of hands? Yeah! Good stuff! Alright, for those of you who don’t, the main gist of it is that you and a bunch of your friends made characters

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In Case You Missed It: Great Gatsby Chapter 3 (Literary Analysis/Close Read)

In Case You Missed It: Great Gatsby Chapter 3 (Literary Analysis/Close Read)

Welcome to The Great Gatsby, chapter 3. I’m going to go through this chapter pretty quickly make some notes about various things to point out that you should mention in your class or in your

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Welcome to The Great Gatsby, chapter 3. I’m going to go through this chapter pretty quickly make some notes about various things to point out that you should mention in your class or in your

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 3: Theme

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 3: Theme

We speak student! Power in Literature: Theme a la Shmoop. When symbols or elements of setting repeat themselves or have a structure to them, I think that begins to get us toward the concept of

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We speak student! Power in Literature: Theme a la Shmoop. When symbols or elements of setting repeat themselves or have a structure to them, I think that begins to get us toward the concept of

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History Summarized: Ancient China

This video is brought to you by Squarespace. More on that later. The Empire, long divided must unite – long united, must divide. Thus, it has ever been. So opens the famous Chinese tale “The

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This video is brought to you by Squarespace. More on that later. The Empire, long divided must unite – long united, must divide. Thus, it has ever been. So opens the famous Chinese tale “The

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What Remains of Edith Finch – Literary Analysis

The game is “What Remains of Edith Finch”, an adventure title published in 2017 by Annapurna Pictures, and developed by Giant Sparrow, most known for the The Unfinished Swan, a PlayStation exclusive game that won

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The game is “What Remains of Edith Finch”, an adventure title published in 2017 by Annapurna Pictures, and developed by Giant Sparrow, most known for the The Unfinished Swan, a PlayStation exclusive game that won

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Halloween Special: H. P. Lovecraft

It would be inaccurate to describe Howard Phillips Lovecraft as a man with issues. It’s more like he was a bundle of issues shambling around in a roughly bipedal approximation of a man. Chronically depressed,

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It would be inaccurate to describe Howard Phillips Lovecraft as a man with issues. It’s more like he was a bundle of issues shambling around in a roughly bipedal approximation of a man. Chronically depressed,

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