How Don Quixote Breaks Satire

Long ago, before The Onion or Terry Pratchett, a Spanish author was playing with satire in ways the world had never seen before, and has hardly seen since. Miguel De Cervantes took the world by storm with his two-part novel: Don Quixote. In this video, we want to discuss how he did it.

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“Child of the Tide”

A sequel to last year’s story “Devil of the Cradle,” this time we follow the changeling child Lorchan as he ventures into fae territory. The question is: will he find himself, or will something else find him?…

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“My Beautiful Girl”

Every artist has a muse that guides their hand; a voice that feeds them the truths of their craft and feeds on their triumphs. It’s a kind of creative symbiosis.

But what happens when that relationship becomes one-sided?…

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“Memento Mori” — Original Short Story

Aaalright, so we’ve talked about how Rowling approaches Allegory in her fiction. Now it’s time to look at some examples. This stuff is crazy good.

PS – HUGE SPOILER WARNING. This video is spoiler incarnate. You have been warned.

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3 Messages Hidden in Harry Potter (and Fantastic Beasts)

Watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gave us an appreciation for an aspect of Harry Potter we’ve never really paid much attention to.

Let’s talk about allegory, and Rowling’s ingenius approach to it.

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This month’s story still needs a setting — any ideas?

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On the lookout for more ideas for the upcoming story. This time we’re talking SETTING.

Mostly looking for suggestions on:
—Environments
—Culture
—Context in general
—Time period
—Aesthetics

Any ideas?