“She is insane”

Gaslighting. We have all heard of it. Some are tired of suffering from it, others take advantage of this unbearable practice. In case you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, which I highly doubt, gaslighting in short is a type of psychological abuse, where the victim is manipulated to the point whereContinue reading ““She is insane””

ARE OUR WARDROBES FLOODING?

That is the big question for you and me, is your wardrobe drowning in liters of water? To resolve some doubt and confusion and to make my case clear, none of us (as far as I know) have an actual working source of water in their closet, yet we all have liters of water inContinue reading “ARE OUR WARDROBES FLOODING?”

Formula One: The Misogyny Surrounding The New Wave of Fans

© McLaren on Instagram; one-off livery in Monaco celebrating their partnership with Gulf Unfortunately, I am back again with another article on misogyny within a fandom and this time, I will be looking at the top of the world of motorsport: Formula One. For those that may be unaware, it is a sport where 10Continue reading “Formula One: The Misogyny Surrounding The New Wave of Fans”

Kid Icarus: The Accidental Adaptation

In 1986, a developer at Nintendo with a love for Greek mythology pitched the concept for his game to his higher-ups: one that would combine the key traits of popular titles at the time. Set in a world inspired by Greek myth, the game follows the story of a flightless angel named Pit as heContinue reading “Kid Icarus: The Accidental Adaptation”

Roland Barthes, Kanye West and the Rebirth of the Author

In 1967 Roland Barthes announced the death of the author in his essay of the same name, like Nietzsche had once announced the death of God. Barthes believed that the moment a work of art is sent out into the world, leaving the caring hands of its author,  meaning springs from its interaction with theContinue reading “Roland Barthes, Kanye West and the Rebirth of the Author”

Living With Chronic Pain

Source One of my earliest memories is from kindergarten, when I was four years old. After lunch, we used to lay down for a nap in our classroom and sleep for a few hours. I remember my head hurting so much that I could not fall asleep, every single time. The headaches continued for theContinue reading “Living With Chronic Pain”

Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia Part III: The Genre Today

Over the last couple of months I have examined some of the problems of European and American adventure comics of the 20th century with regards to exoticism. Whether it is Don Rosa’s all too simplistic portrayal of Scrooge McDuck’s colonial enterprise, or Tintin’s touristic gaze and white saviourism. Now, in this third and final lookContinue reading “Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia Part III: The Genre Today”

Revisiting “Her” Through a Posthumanist Lens

My huge crush on Rooney Mara may have biased me when watching Her (2013), but, for a while, I could only watch it through the ex-girlfriend’s perspective. I found it extremely difficult not to look at Theodore’s relationship with his Operating System as a way for him to not deal with women. Besides, the factContinue reading “Revisiting “Her” Through a Posthumanist Lens”

What If We Could Erase Our Memories?

I’m sure we all have a memory we would like to delete from our minds. Whether it be an overwhelmingly embarrassing moment, a tough breakup or a traumatic experience, we all can recall an event that we wish we could completely forget. Well, new research suggests that this may be soon possible to a certainContinue reading “What If We Could Erase Our Memories?”

Flash Fiction Competition 2022

“There is something in the water” With this prompt, Writer’s Block is proud to announce the annual flash fiction competition! For a chance to be published in our next issue, send us your creation including the prompt – but remember, no later than May 1st at midnight (Central European time). Anxiously anticipating your creations, WB