The NetFlakes Podcast #41: Mortal Kombat w/ Caroline Diezyn (Part 2)

TEST YOUR MIGHT with part two of our Mortal Kombat podcast.

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Before you get going, it only makes sense to check out Part 1 if you haven’t already.

Along with co-host Caroline Diezyn, we stood toe-to-toe with the colourful cast of characters that make up cult classic Mortal Kombat.

In Part 2, we try to get a better understanding of the mythologies and motivations of not-so-super soldier Sonya Blade, deal-breaker baddie Goro, blink and you’ll miss her Kitana, supervillain and mastermind puppeteer Shang Tsung, French-American Chinese thunder god Rayden (before the spelling was changed to Raiden), and our protagonist Liu Kang.


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Para Palabras / “Roundhouse” / taken from Forest City Series Vol. 2 / 2015 / used with permission from A Person Disguised As People

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The NetFlakes Podcast #40: Mortal Kombat w/ Caroline Diezyn (Part 1)

GET OVER HERE and listen to me wax nostalgic about my favourite video game franchise (part 1 of 2!).

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What a way to celebrate our 40th episode – with a discussion ofMortal Kombat so intensive, we had to split it in two.

Along with co-hostCaroline Diezyn, we stood toe-to-toe with thecolourful cast of characters that make up this cult classic.

In Part 1, we try to get a better understanding of the mythologies and motivations of Australian robo-mobster Kano, ninja baddies Scorpion, Subzero, and Reptile, as well as would-be leading man Johnny Cage.

Be sure to tune in next week for the rest of the review.

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Para Palabras/ “Roundhouse”/ taken from Forest City Series Vol. 2/ 2015 / used with permission from A Person Disguised As People

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Medieval Zombies: The Undead in Northern Alliterative Poetry

My proposal to the International Congress on Medieval Studies at the University of West Michigan was accepted. The proposal comes from the same paper as the one I’ll be presenting in England in June, but this conference paper is more skewed to poetry than art. Here’s the proposal I sent:

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Creativity and the Academic Essay

Last week, I attended an English department meeting on behalf of the Graduate English Society about incorporating “teaching creativity” into courses. You can see the live tweets from the department account here.

Near the end of the meeting, a professor I had in my fourth year of undergrad warned of the danger of turning “creativity” into a buzzword, and reminded us that research papers are creative endeavours, too.

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The NetFlakes Podcast #37: O Brother, Where Art Thou? w/ Caroline Diezyn

We’re not one-at-a-timing it, here! We’re mass-communicatin’!

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This week’s episode dives into down-South magical American musicalO Brother, Where Art Thou? Along for the ride is co-hostCaroline Diezyn, who sheds some light on why the movie’s directors, the Coen Brothers, are probably full of it when they claim they’ve never read The Odyssey.

We also talk about the music, George Clooney’s hunkiness, and vapid political rhetoric.

The paper that Caroline references in the episode is Janice Siegel’s “The Coens’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Homer’s Odyssey.

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