Books, Films

Marvel vs DC Comics

As the leaders in comic books, both Marvel and DC Comics have been popular with readers from their inception, and continue to remain so. Both companies have given rise to classic stories from multiple authors, alongside financial success and recognition. Currently owned by Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Comics has its headquarters in New York City. The… Continue reading Marvel vs DC Comics

Films

Marvel Comics – The Journey to the Big Screen

The 60s, 70s and 80s were remarkable years for Marvel Comics. They gained a well deserved reputation as a major storytelling company and, with it, financial success. The comics they produced told unique tales and contained fantastic artwork, which attracted many fans, both locally and internationally. By the 1980s, comic books had become collector’s items,… Continue reading Marvel Comics – The Journey to the Big Screen

Books, Films, The Future

1984 – Orwell’s Predictions for the Future

In 1949, George Orwell wrote a fictional book simply titled 1984, with the intention of warning the western world about how a totalitarian government destroys societies. His concerns were based on what he witnessed happening in Spain and Russia. The cruelty and oppression that he saw prompted him to do whatever he could to prevent… Continue reading 1984 – Orwell’s Predictions for the Future

Books, Films, Humans

Strange Cases of Memory Loss

Amnesia can take different forms, which include: long and short term memory loss, as well as the inability to form new memories. Researchers have spent a significant period documenting cases of amnesia, as well as the possible causes. During this time some of the strangest cases that have been recorded include: Ansel Bourne The inspiration… Continue reading Strange Cases of Memory Loss

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Lesser known characters from LOTR

The Mouth of Sauron In the movies we only saw the Mouth of Sauron once and we certainly never heard him referenced by his name. In actuality “The Mouth of Sauron” actually speaks directly to Sauron and is one of the truly evil characters in the book. He is a thorn in the side of… Continue reading Lesser known characters from LOTR

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King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

King Arthur is the subject of many legends and stories that have survived throughout the ages. The king became an influential leader during his reign in the 5th century, gaining the title ‘The One True King of the Britons.’ This was because the kingdom he left behind believed that he would return to defend the… Continue reading King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

Films, The Future

Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses

Although virtual reality is not a new concept, there have still been many improvements made to this gaming ‘tool’ so that it can now be used for a wider range of tasks. An increase in technology has made using virtual reality both more affordable and adaptable. Companies are continuously researching and discovering ways in which… Continue reading Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses

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History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

Fantasy became popular to some extent in around 1945, and has now become quite popular in the 21st century. Fantasy Television Fantasy television has become a hugely popular part of the genre today, incorporating content such as supernatural forces, magic and the exotic world of fantasies. Fantasy television has mostly been based on tales from… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

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History of Fantasy Fiction

From the very beginning, the components of the supernatural and the fantastic, were a part of literature. The first ever introduced fantastic literature was done by some famous authors like George MacDonald (1824 –1905). As we moved on towards the 20th century, author J. R. R. Tolkien published the very famous ‘The Lord of the… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction

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The Brothers Grimm

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm were two German siblings who became renowned for their collaboration as authors, prolific researchers and lexicographers among others. They are best known for their work “Grimm Fairy Tales”. This effectively led to the birth of the modern study of folklore. While some of their literary work is meant for children,… Continue reading The Brothers Grimm