David V Stewart


Time is a potent filtering mechanism, showing us quality by the survival of that in question. This is why it is hard to judge the art of today in comparison to that which has been highly filtered by time.

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Escapism, broadly defined, is the good feeling associated with wanting to leave one's environment and experience a fictional one. How is it achieved and why do readers feel this sense of desire to escape?

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A take on a classic fable with different animals, this one serves to expose similar ideas with more modern subtleties. The hen lives inside the coop, a comfortable prisoner, but the turkey, who is free, lives a life full of risk.

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I tend to evaluate the quality of stories by how effective they are, that is, on how well they affect a change in me (the audience) and in what ways.

Why are so many people in hollywood hostile to critical fans?

The art is by: Noah Bradley, Peter Paul Rubens, and Jacob Jordaens.

Ghostbusters 2016, directed by Paul Feig, is a terrible movie. Why? It's not the production values, but the writing.

Please excuse the stray flake of dandruff on my hair. I have been doing lots of swimming and neglecting my usually glorious locks. Also, the mic is peaking a bit. Sorry.

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is one of the best-selling book series of all time, but why? I explain the unique qualities of the series, particularly the early entries, that allowed it to explode in popularity and affect so many different kinds of readers the world over.

James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, has been fired after tweets came to light after 10 years that reference rape and pedophilia. This attack mirrors the SJW tactics described by Vox Day in "SJWs Always Lie" and was supposedly begun by Mike Cernovich.

Comparing an ideal system or state to a real system or state is an easy trap to fall into, but it is often a fallacy.

My quick review and analysis of the second Incredibles movie, written and directed by industry veteran Brad Bird.

Recently, Scarlett Johansson quit an acting job, in which she would play a trans man (woman transitioning to living as a man), due to backlash over the fact that she was merely a woman and not a woman transitioning to living as a man.

Is the dominance of super hero comics in the American graphic novel market a problem for the expansion and success of the format going forward, or is it just fine?

When corporations, rather than people, own the government enforced rights to artistic properties, they inevitably engage in a cycle that is intended to extract value from fans rather than create great art.

Every good story has a goal - some desired outcome for the characters or the world. How you get there and what stands in the way determines what plot points you have for your story, but it all starts with the goal.

"The Week Of" is a wedding film written by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel, and fails in almost every way a movie can. The production harms the story, which is bad, the jokes are not funny, and the timing of the bad jokes is constantly off.

The Batman wedding to catwoman was spoiled by the New York Times, and the fan outcry against the story's outcome is significant. Could this be a "Last Jedi" moment for DC comics?

The Naughty Toddler Argument is an argument from human nature - that people are naughty toddlers and will not do the right thing unless compelled to do so by force.

The United States supreme court has ruled 5-4 that employees can no longer be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment as a violation of the 1st amendment.


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A channel dedicated to Writing, movie and book criticism, guitar and music theory instruction, philosophy, and politics, with a healthy dose of skepticism thrown in. David V. Stewart is an author, composer, classical guitarist, and video content creator with many years of experience as a performer and public speaker. You can find out more about him at davidvstewart.com and find out more about his literature at dvspress.com.