Column by Christopher Shultz
It's a trope so pervasive, you probably don't always register it when you see it...and that's a serious problem.
Column by Christopher Shultz January 17, 2017 (4) comments
In the realm of horror, there are haunted houses all over the country just waiting for new tenants to gobble up. Be careful not to steer your characters into this nightmarish trope.
Column by Bart Bishop
A look at five movies that utilize the convenient coma as a cliche to knock characters out of a narrative.
Column by Troy Farah January 9, 2014 (1) comments
In this month's Dystropia, we look at Mr. Vice Guy, a character with obvious flaws, addictions and weaknesses. Mr. Vice guy is more dimensional, sure, but as you'll learn, it's not always that easy.
Column by Troy Farah
It's chilly, so in this month's Dystropia we'll explore some lesser-trodden Xmas cliches.
Column by Troy Farah October 31, 2013 (4) comments
From ancient Greek myths to Snow White to today, Dystropia looks at the trope of the Damsel in Distress.
Column by Troy Farah September 16, 2013 (5) comments
The Sassy Gay Friend, aka the Pet Homosexual, attempts to be liberal, but it falls incredibly short. Let's look see why.
Column by Troy Farah August 13, 2013 (2) comments
In this episode of Dystropia, we look at the Magnificent Bastard, who is cunning, charming and crafty. What makes him tick and why are we all of a sudden so attracted to him?
Column by Troy Farah July 19, 2013 (15) comments
A column in which we explore the various misgivings and strengths of girls that are Manic, Pixie and Dreamy.