One of the things I'm seeing lately is an attempt by people to narrow the parameters of what media is "acceptable" to read or consume. This happens in fandom spaces with the "Purity Police" harassing anyone who reads or writes fiction with dark themes such as deviant sex, violence, or mental illness. We are also … Continue reading Media Literacy and Censorship
So, first, I'm not the first person to say this. This is definitely an argument that goes around tumblr often. Anyway, in one of my classes we're talking about digital storytelling, and we were talking about what makes a good story and someone piped up, predictably, with "no tropes" and the teacher was like "yea, … Continue reading Tropes are good, actually.