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Ratonhnhaké:ton and how relevant he is to mass media: possibly one of the most important male protags thus far

sigma-klim:

Ratonhnhaké:ton, known by his adopted name Connor Kenway, is possibly one of mass media’s and 3rd gen gaming’s most important male protagonists thus far—he subverts common tropes glorifying hypermasculinity, the white savior complex and imperialism through his narrative. Ratonhnhaké:ton is a scarce and primary example of visible representation of both the Native American and biracial community, as his ethnicity is not only relevant to his narrative but also not vilified or demeaned: through Ratonhnhaké:ton’s narrative, the Mohawk peoples are instead humanized.

While the quality of AC3’s narrative can be debated, from a sociopolitical perspective, it’s important. Incredibly so. Rarely do you see a biracial, Mohawk protagonist who not only combats imperialism but isn’t reduced to a walking and problematic stereotype of some sort. Ratonhnhaké:ton is meant to be perceived as human and sympathetic at that to the player.

And there’s more to be said on not only that matter at that. Lengthy post below.

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Enjoy a few posts featuring video games that have been nominated for or won WGA awards! The scripts for these games can also be found available for the public to read at the WGF Library! Video games are a fairly new but growing media, as is the writing for these games.

You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring.

Tina Fey (via writingquotes)
GENRE SMASH! With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Writer NICOLE PERLMAN!
On Tuesday, August 19th, first-time screenwriter Nicole Perlman joins us at the Nerdmelt Showroom for another round of Genre Smash! to talk about working in Marvel’s writing program, developing a story based on a little-known comic series, and writing dialogue for a gun-toting raccoon.
For more information on this fantastic event and how to get tickets, click the link below!
https://www.wgfoundation.org/screenwriting-events/genre-smash-guardians-galaxy/

GENRE SMASH! With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Writer NICOLE PERLMAN!

On Tuesday, August 19th, first-time screenwriter Nicole Perlman joins us at the Nerdmelt Showroom for another round of Genre Smash! to talk about working in Marvel’s writing program, developing a story based on a little-known comic series, and writing dialogue for a gun-toting raccoon.

For more information on this fantastic event and how to get tickets, click the link below!

https://www.wgfoundation.org/screenwriting-events/genre-smash-guardians-galaxy/

THE SERIES OF TUBES: SERIAL STORYTELLING IN AN EXPANDING WORLD - Writers Guild Foundation

THIS SATURDAY, JULY 12th, WE ARE HOSTING AN ALL-DAY TELEVISION CRAFT SYMPOSIUM!

Over 20 writers from some of your favorite shows (both on TV and online) will join us in discussing the changing art of TV writing, whether you’re writing for cable, networks, YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, or any other outlet. We’ll talk about crafting stories worth telling, pilots worth selling, and specs that are compelling!

Panelists include Dan Harmon (COMMUNITY), Jay Kogen (THE SIMPSONS), Oliver Goldstick (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS), Veena Sud (THE KILLING), Erica Oyama (CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL), Brad Bell & Jane Espenson (HUSBANDS), and many more.

For a full list of panelists, and information about the event and how to get tickets, click the green box above!

GENRE SMASH! With BEN EDLUND

To hear THE TICK creator and TV writer Ben Edlund talk about his work in the comic book and television world, join us this Tuesday, July 15th at the NerdMelt Showroom for our next installment of Genre Smash!
Ben’s past work includes writing for ANGEL, REVOLUTION, SUPERNATURAL and VENTURE BROS, and he is currently working on the upcoming FOX show GOTHAM. For more information on the event and how to get tickets, click the link below.
https://www.wgfoundation.org/screenwriting-events/genre-smash-ben-edlund/

GENRE SMASH! With BEN EDLUND

To hear THE TICK creator and TV writer Ben Edlund talk about his work in the comic book and television world, join us this Tuesday, July 15th at the NerdMelt Showroom for our next installment of Genre Smash!

Ben’s past work includes writing for ANGEL, REVOLUTION, SUPERNATURAL and VENTURE BROS, and he is currently working on the upcoming FOX show GOTHAM. For more information on the event and how to get tickets, click the link below.

https://www.wgfoundation.org/screenwriting-events/genre-smash-ben-edlund/

entertainmentweekly:

Behind the scenes with the one and only ‘Crazy Eyes’ at our ‘Orange Is The New Black’ photo shoot. Check out our Q&A with Uzo Aduba HERE.

entertainmentweekly:

Behind the scenes with the one and only ‘Crazy Eyes’ at our ‘Orange Is The New Black’ photo shoot. 

Check out our Q&A with Uzo Aduba HERE.

rollingstone:

X-Men’s Wolverine has long been a fan favorite…and Marvel is killing him off.

At some point, you have to sit down and face the page alone. At some point, the final decisions need to be yours. At some point, you have to give yourself deadlines and stick to them.

John McNally (via writingquotes)