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Jane Austen and the Curious Case of Adaptation

Well, here it is folks! You didn’t ask for it, you might not have even wanted it, but you are sure getting it: The Austen Experience. I don’t really attempt to hide my love for Jane Austen. I will argue until my dying days that I think her work remains the gold standard for romance…

Historical Romance: As Misleading as Video Games?

I have long held the belief that historical romance fiction is to women what Assassin’s Creed or Civilization is to men. Does this play on sexist tropes in the worst way? Yes. Does it also seem to be a belief held by the entertainment industry? Double yes. It seems like for every piece of media…

Historical Authenticity and Deepfakes

The first time I remember feeling a genuine sense of dread about advancing technology’s effects on the preservation of authentic historical records, Twitter was on fire. This was not unusual. I’m not an avid Twitter user, but even I know that Twitter having weekly meltdowns was pretty much the norm in 2019. It was more…

The First of Many

This is an introductory post. It is also a leap of faith, an attempt at a new beginning, and a school project. Make of that what you will. I was a timorous child. I was very much the type to purposely look in the opposite direction of the sun just in case. Or actively avoid…


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