Episode 222 Beware of myopic storytelling

Get out of my yard!

 

Today’s Topic – Prepare your self to not fall into the trap this reviewer did. All stories do not need to follow preconceived storylines

So I was around the webernets and heard about a review from polygon from a YouTuber LegacyKillaHD in a video called Polygon’s Angry Far Cry 5 NOT PoIiticaI & About Trump America. It caused me to check out the review myself. Listen to Michael and Jeff as we talk about the review and the problems with not including nuance in your storytelling.

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Podcast Show Flow

  • Inspired by a Review from Far Cry 5 by polygon
    • This is not a review of a review
    • This is not a review of Far Cry 5
  • What inspired this
    • The only thing the review covered was caught off guard by the story
      • The end goal contradicts any grand statement
    • Sick of the everyone is bad
      • This theme has been in the American Conciseness since the towers came down
      • TSA, NSA, Torture of terrorist
    • Makes fun of everyone but does not make a stand on the current political state of America
    • The cult was not Christian enough.
  • The only thing the review covered was caught off guard by the story
    • Great, I would praise any storyteller who
  • Makes fun of everyone but does not make a stand on the current political state of America
    • Stories of cults can cover so much ground. What is the requirement a gov vs cult story has anything to do with modern politics?
      • Brother 12 and the Aquarian Foundation
      • Mansion Family
      • Heaven’s Gate, The People’s Temple
      • Branch Davidians
    • The cult was not Christian enough
      • Nothing requires a cult to be derived from Christianity
    • Moral of storytelling
      • Sometimes bad reviews say more about the reviews wants and desires more than the quality of the work.
      • Shoot for great stories do not be afraid of offending. However, you will get reviews complaining either way.
      • If you choose to offend, do not play the story by the numbers people expect only, unless you are making propaganda.
      • Do not make propaganda

The Worldbuilding Task for the Day

Do not make propaganda

The Real World task for the day

Learn more about Brother XII cult and another real life cults

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Far Cry 5 Review by polygon

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Episode 189 Considerations when writing about polarizing topics

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