Posts by Christian A. Brown

In Defense of Sense8

August 9, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

So my favorite new show of the year got renewed yesterday. #squeal. For whatever reason, Netflix has taken over as the defacto producer of high-quality, diverse content these days. Once their studios have produced a slightly larger portfolio of shows—w…

Diversity: Then and Now

August 2, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

(Originally appeared on my favorite geek-lit site: The Mary Sue.) Here’s where women and minorities once were when it came to representation in ads or in Hollywood. Advertising remains a trope-filled quagmire of Vaseline smiles, youthful visages airbru…

The Gift of Life

July 26, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

  It’s been one of those weeks where I need to stop, take a breath and reaffirm what’s good in the world. Louisiana…I’m getting quite sick of gun violence and those rifle-waving arseholes who cower behind first amendment rights as if they’re God…

On Horror

July 19, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

  An unsavory topic for Sunday blog, I know. Or maybe not, since Sundays are traditionally days for reflection on humanity and the forces-that-be. I’ve talked before about the necessity of portraying evil in art, and this isn’t another discussion…

Nifhalheim

Welcome to My World

July 12, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

  The curtain has lifted, and here we are: a brand new media-rich and interactive site. As those of you following along may remember, I did a “refresh” to the original site a few months back. However, I wasn’t happy with the changes. The fundament…

Feast of Dreams, Final Words

July 5, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

(SPOILERS FOR FEAST OF DREAMS AHEAD—READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.) Alright. It’s been rather crazy over here. I feel like a juggler with one arm in a sling. One thing dropped, and that was the release date of Feast of Dreams. It’s with disappointment that I h…

A Feast of Dreams Primer

June 28, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

(SUPER DUPER SPOILERIFICNESS AHEAD. If you haven’t read Feast of Fates, I’d suggest doing so before reading this recap. Or if you just want to dive into the 2nd book and skip all the preamble, this could be the perfect post for you!) Well, here we are.…

Magnus and Lila

The Queen of Steel

June 21, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

(SPOILERIFIC: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE YET TO COMPLETE FEAST OF FATES.) Lila: Queen of Eod. With Gloriatrix’s excerpt, I’ve already given you a peek into the head of one of the two superpowers of Central Geadhain. Now, here’s a glimpse into the realm of…

A Remedy to Media Desensitization

June 14, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

After the Game of Thrones episode with Sansa’s ‘deflowering’, I decided that I needed to take a break from “gritty”, “edgy” programming. A cultural shift is happening and there seems to be nothing on the table that we cannot discuss or see anymore. I’m…

The Iron Mind

June 7, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

SPOILER ALERT (for those who have not yet completed Feast of Fates). While reading the Feast of Dreams proof this week, I came across one of my favorite scenes. It’s not particularly action-filled, though it does have a sinister drama. We get another g…