Dogmantra

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Dogmantra wrote

yes I need to watch the new series

are u excited for next series of svtfoe also? I am v v excited. s3 ending was so good, idk how they'll top it.

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Dogmantra wrote

Do you have tiny hands? I have tiny hands and the best controller I have used is a PowerA Xbox One Ex Pro Mini controller.

V v comfortable, and holding my old cheaper full size controllers feel too clunky and horrid.

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Dogmantra wrote

this is the gig where Going to Georgia for 60 US Dollars comes from!

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im TheRealDogmantra, presumably because either I had an old origin account and forgot about it or this chump named Drew stole my name

i haven't downloaded it tho cos I'm still sinking all my time into destiny 2

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i played a bunch of plunkbat a while back and it was fun, I might give it a go but on the other hand it's published by EA so if it's any good they'll shut it down

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genuinely considered this and think it might make an interesting art game

but for a similar thing that already exists consider fixed camera survival horror games

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ngl, it took til about the third or fourth one to realise that "major league players" did not mean that they were famous league of legends players

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Dogmantra wrote

put simply it's the study of media, how it affects audiences, and why it has those effects, but you can go very very broad strokes where you get a lot of overlap with philosophy, or you can go very specific detailed & in depth where you get overlap with social science or more traditional English literature type study.

One of the most famous pieces of media theory definitely leaning towards the philosophical is Roland Barthes's Death of the Author which I imagine you have heard of.

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actually I'm not an academic anymore but I miss being at university so much, ask me questions about media theory please

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Dogmantra wrote (edited )

there are a few theories about story shapes (campbell's monomyth/hero's journey is probably the most famous - and reductive) and you have probably heard that "there's only seven stories", well in that theory faust is generally considered & taught to be one of them, they're mostly named after historical stories.

personally I don't buy into most theories about story types or story shapes, especially those that reduce stories to one or two or seven stories that are just retold again and again.

also you have to remember that faust was written many many years ago before people had things like teen titans go to the movies so they were much more willing to praise mediocre media

source: am an academic

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you missed the best part - that he's donating to Mermaids to spite Graham Linehan

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Not gonna lie but a tetris game where you unlock new shapes and have special powers sounds actually really fun. I know that's only tangentially related to idea #2 but it's close enough for me to get enthusiastic.

My idea for a terrible game is "any moba that's not a straight remake of dawngate"

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I haven't paid to watch a film at the cinema in over a year because i worked there for 9 months and one of my best friends still works there. I watched a TON of stuff over the past year and I gotta say, Into the Spiderverse is one of I think maybe 2 or 3 I would have paid full price for. Fuckin brilliant film!!!