Category: The Mind of a Character

  • A Study of Modern Game Protagonists: Forspoken VS Hi-Fi Rush

    A Study of Modern Game Protagonists: Forspoken VS Hi-Fi Rush

    In the last few months, two games have come out that have grabbed my attention. The first was Forspoken, a brand new IP from Square Enix that quickly became the internet’s latest punching bag for its dialogue. The other was Hi-Fi Rush, a new IP from Bethesda and Tango Gameworks that was released out of…

  • Maggie Simpson: Then and Now

    This one might be a bit tricky. Writing for a baby character is a lot trickier than people realize. It isn’t just ‘make a funny little person that does goofy stuff and makes noises.’ You need to find a way to give personality to a character that can only emote through limited noises and facial…

  • Lisa Simpson: Then and Now

    Stupidity tends to be a comedy writer’s best friend. Mainly because writing a stupid character to be funny is considered the easy route. Just make them say something dumb and bam! comedy. The Simpsons was no stranger to this approach. A good number of its most iconic jokes are built partially on one character –…

  • Bart Simpson: Then and Now

    One of the primary factors that made the Simpsons so beloved back in the day was its at-the-time edgy humor. The show used to make some really scathing points with some of its jokes. As time progressed, however, that edge was gradually softened until we reached the point we’re at now, where it basically doesn’t…

  • Marge Simpson: Then and Now

    Poor Julie Kavner. You can hear how hard it is for her to do the Marge voice in the Modern seasons. Just let the lady retire before her throat gives out! Marge has always been one of my least favorite Simpsons characters. Not to say she’s bad by any means. Her stories just never really…