Princess Mononoke: Our Relationship with Nature

Miyazaki’s masterpiece explores the turbulent relationship between man and the natural world. When I first stumbled upon Studio Ghibli, I was immediately taken aback by the style, and tone of its tales. Unlike its Western counterparts, these epics deal with conflicts of ideals, and question the resilience of the human condition. Hayao Miyazaki, the powerhouse…

How Teen Comedies Taught Us To Hate

Hate is a strong word. One thing I’ve noticed is that the older we get, the more value and weight we give to the word “hate”. However, it seems like a lot of people, including myself for that matter, have a habit of undervaluing it and throwing it around way too much. When I was younger, and more…

The Horror Genre: Discussing Fear & Vulnerability

Horror media has always had a very specific niche in the market. I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine this week about it. In passing, I recommended they check out ‘The Walking Dead’, as I have started re-watching it and thought they might enjoy it. What I heard back was something along…