Category: TV

Delving into the mystery of Game of Thrones’ ‘Azor Ahai’

‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, better known as Game of Thrones  (GoT) has a very rich mythology. The world in which it is set is nearly as fleshed out as Lord of the Rings’ Middle Earth. However, unlike Lord of the Rings, George RR Martin’s series has not been finished yet. Therefore, a lot of the mythos has not received a definitive answer by the author. One of these open-ended discussions...

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Join the Debate: pick up your phone and forget the facts – they are too boring anyway.

With the United States general election coming up again, audiences are once again invited to join the conversation. To “use hash tag #TheDebate on Twitter”, or “vote on facebook”. To “follow the newest developments as they happen right from the source on this cool app, available for free on iOS and Android”, and “if you download it now, you can vote on who you think won the debate!” This increased...

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I really like ‘Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans’, and maybe you do too!

‘Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans’ started airing a few months ago, and is currently halfway through its first season. I started watching it because of nostalgic reasons, but as the season continued, Sunrise’s new iteration in the Gundam franchise started to intrigue me. Not just the characters, but also the political games being played and the way the story doesn’t openly tell you what is going on, reminiscent of other modern...

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The Effects on Political Trust of Political News-Watching among Seniors

For my masters in Political Communication I got the assignment to write a research essay on political trust, combining elements from the course literature with statistical data taken from existing databases (such as PewResearch, World Value Survey or the European Social Survey). Since it was graded with an 8.7/10, I feel confident enough of sharing it online. You can find it below through Scribd – please keep in mind that...

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South Park; Destroying ‘Social Justice’ through Satire

For my Master’s in Political Communication, we got the assignment to write a ‘blog post’ of 500-600 words. The subject needed to be media and how they affected the discourse used in Politics. I decided to do things a little differently, instead writing about how media respond to a particular political trend in society. We were also encouraged to publish our blog post online. It isn’t exactly thorough, but still,...

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Freemium Games Get The South Park Treatment

Ever downloaded a free game, only to discover you have to pay loads of money to actually play it? Ever get annoyed by an invite to play Candy Crush or Farmville? Ever wanted all of this to stop? Well, there is hope, since South Park magnificently addressed the issues. Here’s how they did it. Have you ever downloaded a free game to your cellphone, only to discover that in order...

Multimedia Wrap Up (Week 48, 2013) 1

Multimedia Wrap Up (Week 48, 2013)