22 Years Old
Art Student at AUCB, Bournemouth, UK
I’m passionate about modern storytelling through media such as books, comics, animated and live action television and film.
When it comes to books, my genre of choice would be an”urban-fantasy-action-thriller”. I am primarily attracted to fantasy and science fiction, as the fantastical, unreality of them easily attract me. Although having said that it is much more interesting to experience a fantasy story set in the modern world as it makes the fantasy element even more extraordinary. And finally, no matter what story I’m involved in, there needs to be something exciting happening.
When it comes to live action films and tv, I am much more uninhibited. I will gladly watch more or less anything you put on and will find something I like about it. But of course I would be attracted more so to something about fighting, robot-wizards than a romance between a couple of zombies. Another difference between reading books and watching films though is the actors. If I have seen an actor I liked in something I previously watched and liked, then I will want to watch them again. The actors draw me in as much as the story.
Now, animation and comics unlike books, tv and film, are all about the visual for me. What draws me in first is the art; I need to be totally immersed in the quality of the animation to even give something a second glance. If I don’t like the art I am not going to force myself to endure it. And if the arts good, then in the comics case, I will read and happily enjoy (admittedly probably whether the story is good or not) unless the writing is terrible. In the case of an animation, besides the art being good, if the voice acting is not upto scratch it can really take away from the experience. It needs to sound passionate and seamless. For example Japanese dubbed anime consistently delivers great animation and voice acting I would say.
So yes. I love books, comics, film and television and I want to write basic reviews about my experiences and what I get out from them. Often they are though provoking and allow me to think about other issues not directly related to storytelling through media, such as messages they want to put across to the viewers or readers.