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Social Media As an Effect On and a Tool for the News Media

People, and particularly the young of society, include hanging out on social media outlets as part of their daily routine. It’s a cute way of sharing snapshots of what’s going on in one’s personal life. It can be a quick and easy way of getting ahold of a friend. In the past few months, Facebook (or Mark Zuckerburg at least) has particularly been featured under … Continue reading Social Media As an Effect On and a Tool for the News Media

wHat iF Studios Podcast: Episode 3: Anthropomorphism in Animated Movies

The latest episode of our podcast is here! Check out “Anthropomorphism in Animated Movies and All of Culture.” In it, we define this aspect of storytelling and talk about classic examples of anthropomorphism such as those found in Ice Age, Open Season, Penguins of Madagascar, Zootopia, Homeward Bound, The Chronicles of Narnia, Beauty and the Beast, and more! We discuss our newfound love for Spider-Man: … Continue reading wHat iF Studios Podcast: Episode 3: Anthropomorphism in Animated Movies

A Prayer from Pope Clement XI with Good Intentions for Going into the New year

The following prayer was composed by Roman Catholic Pope Clement XI and which he recited after receiving our Lord in Holy Communion. Despite the specifications of the basis of its original use, the humble prayer brings to light the need to ask God’s assistance in all our various struggles. It is appropriate for many occasions. Only a few parts are provided below. Also known as … Continue reading A Prayer from Pope Clement XI with Good Intentions for Going into the New year

Saying Goodbye to Google+

Google Plus is one of those social media platforms which had its time and has, rather quickly, died away. By current standards, millennials are more frequently turning to newer platforms such as Twitter and Snapchat. It mirrors Facebook in a few aspects such as the opportunity for joining groups related to different interests or audiences. Launched in 2011, Google+ has more recently been viewed by … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Google+

Interview with John McNichol, Author of the Young Chesterton Novel Series

(The following interview was conducted via email with Mr. McNichol. The first installment of his Young Chesterton Chronicles is The Tripods Attack!, a novel heavily influenced by H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds – as we shall see. wHat iF studios, the smalltime multimedia company I run, was honored to also have him in a guest role on our first fictional podcast, a remake of … Continue reading Interview with John McNichol, Author of the Young Chesterton Novel Series

On “The Art of the Interview” (1993) by Jack Hart

Quite early on in “The Art of the Interview”, Hart notes “Good reporting is the heart of all good writing.” We see a number of historical instances for this. Hemingway, Sinclair, Steinbeck, Chesterton, Capote, Hughes: all were journalists or newspaper columnists reporting on important events of their day. All went on to make significant contributions to the literary domain. “And,” as Jack Hart writes, “because … Continue reading On “The Art of the Interview” (1993) by Jack Hart

Why the 76th Golden Globes (2019) Are So Significant

Many who attended 2019’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony on the evening of January 6 were stunned to find Bohemian Rhapsody taking home the Best Picture award for a drama film. This honor was one which many Marvel fans had hoped to see bestowed on Black Panther, the 2018 film which stole our hearts and became king of the box office. I will be the first … Continue reading Why the 76th Golden Globes (2019) Are So Significant

On Top of Pop Culture: New Chat Series from wHat iF Studios

Hey everyone. I’d just like to draw your attention to a new chat series my brother and I are cooking up. And the pilot episode just aired on Youtube a few days ago. Seeing as it’s the end of 2018, we covered our cultural highlights of the year as well as some of the most recent developments such as in the kaiju universe with the … Continue reading On Top of Pop Culture: New Chat Series from wHat iF Studios