Category: tropes

  • How Movies Teach Manhood: Colin Stokes

    More about this TED Talk: When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain. […]

  • Periodic Table of Storytelling

    Periodic Table of Storytelling Very cool chart of story tropes that you can use to build a story. And here is a downloadable poster version.

  • The Lost Finale

    Kottke does a nice round-up of sites’s comments on the Lost finale. Many of them express what I’ve heard as a common theme among fans – it’s okay that all of the questions weren’t answered, because most of them were. The major storylines were wrapped up. io9, on the other hand, came up a with […]