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The Stickfigther - Prelude

[[PAGE 1]{#Page_1}]{.underline} [PANEL 1 - ***]{.underline} South African township. That means a mish-mash of closely packed small houses, interspersed with shacks and dilapidated hovels. Windi...

On NFTs

Photo by Arthur Mazi on Unsplash Where NFTs are concerned, I’ve become rather cautious. Let me explain. I feel that people who are either not artists or who have allowed their artistic talent ...

In The Eyes of the Beholder - Film, Beauty and Analytical Philosophy

I wrote this essay in 2007, in part-fulfilment of my honors degree in Dramatic Arts. In it I challenged the theoretical frameworks and schools of thought that had informed my four-year course ...

Getting My Attention Back

There I was. All alone in my room. Finally. After hours and hours of trying to get through my to do list, handle all the chores, speak to everyone I had to speak to, I finally had forty five magi...

Can The Arts Be Taught In An Academic Setting?

I was in the first semester of second year majoring in TV and Film Studies, when I picked up an elective on screenwriting. I quickly realized that I wasn’t learning anything useful or practical....

When The Hero Takes A Back Seat

What I enjoyed about writing this scene was watching the hero, Luyanda, take a back seat and have to rely on someone else to do a little bit of the super-heroing. After the cab had receded in...

When Characters Surprise You

When I wrote this chapter, I honestly didn’t expect Dr. Bimba to behave as she did. I thought she’d just give the two students a hard time, then eventually cave in to their pleading. But I discov...

Summary of How To Read A Book By Mortimer Adler

HOW TO READ A BOOK by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren The aim of the book is to get readers to be active when reading a book. Active reading means asking the book the right questions,...

The Key

He waited. He could hear the laboured breathing, punctuated by the occasional deep sigh, coming from the other side of the door. Not long now, he thought to himself. Not long before his father ...

Dangerous News

The best definition I’ve come across of the word “story” is by Dwight V. Swain, who defines it as “a record of how a character deals with danger”. This cast a new light for me on the idea of “news...