Jane Fairfax: The True Heroine of Emma

There are many worthy characters and heroines within Jane Austen’s timeless novels. Many would consider Emma in the novel Emma to be one of Austen’s most worthy; an ideal heroine right alongside Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and Prejudice. Even though that it is popular belief that Emma is the pure heroine in Emma, I believe Jane Fairfax is the true …

Flesh and Blood the Better Option than Magic the Gathering?

Magic the Gathering has dominated the trading card game (TCG) market since the early nineties. Within the last two years, a new TCG called Flesh and Blood has emerged onto the market leaving many players asking the question that if it’s better than the long standard Magic the Gathering. Flesh and Blood is a TCG developed by Legend Story Studios …

Hollywood State of Mind

May I ask for your hand to take me to sleepAm I not a worthy scribe to the fill the pages with my bloodReality is for sale while weeds grow through the daily cracksGo for what hides beyond the hands, the heart knows no liesOut I am, never a rat in the maze hunting the daily cheeseTonight, tomorrow, endless days, …

Scene from Die a Thief

formatted for web, not original screenplay format INT. BLACK FERRARI – DAY Liz sits behind the wheel, Katrina in the passenger’s seat. They watch the situation through the windows of the vehicle. LIZ Reminds me of Berlin. Liz takes out a semi-automatic handgun. Katrina snatches the handgun from Liz. She ejects the magazine from it and the round in the …

Black Rain

  Kate stared out the window at the endless trees. Her stare was a tormented mix of sadness and a slight smile. Jake looked comfortable wearing his black T-Shirt and jeans, he kept his eyes on the road, but his mind was elsewhere. He looked over to her for long moment with a wide smile, before she noticed his gaze. …

Alterity in Beowulf

Beowulf’s alterity while he was a young man is different than when he was an older king, but many of the same great traits were present in both stages of his life. Beowulf’s alterity as a young man was clearer than when he was an older king. His main alterity is evident in his heroic ways, from slaying Grendel and …

On Wilmot’s A Satire on Charles II

After reading the comedic wit on display,I commend thee of the choice rather than anger to play.Most use words not found in their brain,Rather than wit and flare they sound the same.Anyone can rant with toxic words to make their point,Better to dazzle with comedic panache and not kick your audience in the joint “Restless he roll about from whore …

Reflection on Writing My Rhyming Couplet Poem

There were many great works of art in which to select to write a poem on as I am sure it was equally difficult for Restoration poets whom wrote critique style poems on another writer. I selected to write my rhyming couplet poem on A Satire on Charles II by John Wilmot Earl of Rochester because the style of the …

Robert Frost’s “Acquainted with the Night”: A Display of Emotions for All to Feel

Robert Frost’s poems use a simple language that everyone can understand in order to make sure the central theme is well received. Frost is one of the most popular, and recognizable American poets as the emotions felt within his poems are very relatable to readers. One cannot help but read a Frost poem, and feel a connection to the situation, …

James Keech Applied to the Iconic film Jigsaw

According to James Keech and the article “The Survival of The Gothic Response” the true definition of the Gothic is the response it brings out in the readers, or viewers of the piece. The piece can fall into two categories of Gothic; terror, or horror. The overall feeling of fear is associated with both categories, and it is that emotional …

Defining the Gothic and the Influence on Modern Horror Films

The influence of key elements in Gothic literature can still be seen today, especially within the realm of modern horror films. The Gothic novel, and its defining elements came first during the 18th century as an escape from a feudal past into a more modernized way of thinking. The early stages of the Gothic were not as extreme as the …