Horrible Pain is the online home of Ryan Hill. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he creates goofy video games and other stuff he finds interesting.
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Tag Archives: genre
My earlier post about Science Fiction and explanation I think dovetails with this Jo Walton article about SF reading protocols. Bolding is mine, where I think she’s making a similar claim to what I was. Having a world unfold in … Continue reading
My earlier entry on Wikipedia’s ridiculous entry on slapstick film needs updating. Not because the entry’s been deleted or cleaned up, no. Because someone’s added to the list: Emphasis on babies or animals.
When I was taking a film studies course from George Toles he at one time polled the class to discuss what defines science fiction as science fiction instead of fantasy, because he said he didn’t really get it. I think … Continue reading
I’m going to touch again on my earlier post about Science Fiction’s enticing of present-tense curiosity. I made passing reference to the opening scroll as something that is so often forced upon science fiction film, to its detriment. Science fiction … Continue reading
First, from a post on the Groovy Age of Horror blog. I was struck by this quote from Aspects of the Novel by E. M. Forster: We are all like Scheherazade’s husband, in that we want to know what happens … Continue reading