In which I mash-up a lightweight academic-style paper on World of Warcraft with the whole 'commentated playthrough' thing, and see how it works.
Thoughts on the new White Wolf, the latest round of Zak-related controversy, the political Gothic and Scandiwegian LARP.
There is a split in the tradition of Gothic fiction, almost as old as the recognisable genre itself. At its most clear, the split is between the 'terror' Gothic of Ann Radcliffe and the 'horror' Gothic of Matthew 'Monk' Lewis. This is not after-the-fact critical flimflam but a distinction articulated by Radcliffe herself, around the... Continue Reading →