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Reload the Canons!

This series of articles is an attempt to play through The Canon of videogames: your Metroids, your Marios, your Zeldas, your Pokemons, that kind of thing.

Except I'm not playing the original games. Instead, I'm playing only remakes, remixes, and weird fan projects. This is the canon of games as seen through the eyes of fans, and I'm going to treat fan games as what they are: legitimate works of art in their own right that deserve our analysis and respect.

Friday, September 11, 2015

ANNOUNCING: My Superpower is Manpain!

Folks there's no article this week, if you haven't caught on to that yet, for a variety of reasons that I won't bore you with involving my day job and my mental illness.

However, I have not been idle! No indeed, I have been hard at work on a scheme that is only now coming to fruition! You see, I have a plot, a grand plot, to defeat all my foes in one blow, with my ultimate superpower!

What is my superpower you ask?

Hah. Hahahaha. HahahHAHAHA

MY SUPERPOWER...

IS MANPAIN!!!



Yes, at long last the first Storming the Ivory Tower article collection is nearly complete! Featuring revised versions of my articles on The Dark Knight Rises (Shadow of the Bat), Arrow (Liberal from a Distance and Love Me I'm a Liberal), and Grant Ward (Everybody Hates Grant Ward), the collection explores the idea of the male superhero and his power to warp the narrative and the ethics of a story around himself.

In addition to these updated versions of past articles, now with new illustrations, the collection also includes an all new, exclusive article entitled Hugging the Joker, which grapples with the theme and legacy of Alan Moore's famous Batman comic The Killing Joke.

The whole collection will be released on SEPTEMBER 21 (or at least that's the deadline I'm going to try to set for myself here) and can be accessed through my Patreon for $5 subscribers.

If you can't afford the full ebook version of this collection, however, there's still ways you can view the content, based on the other Patreon reward tiers:

$1 BACKERS:
You get to read the full draft text of the collection, including the bonus article, Hugging the Joker! I'll be working on revising this over the next week if you feel like watching my progress.

$2 BACKERS:
Want to see the progress on the cover image and some commentary on my creation process? This is the tier for you. I'll also be posting some more images as I finalize them.

$3 BACKERS:
The Podcast Tier! None of the early articles have podcasts, but I delayed so long in working on this that I ended up doing a podcast for the Killing Joke article. That audio is available to $3 subscribers.

$5 BACKERS:
You get to read the full, finalized, typo free, illustrated version of the document, in lovely PDF form! And, of course, you'll get to read the article collections that will follow!

$.50 BACKERS:
Don't have enough to contribute to these tiers? You can still guide Storming the Ivory Tower by commenting on my ongoing list of future articles, which I have updated to include ideas for future article collections.

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