Tag: psychology

Parental Advisory, or Lack Thereof

While discussing Donald Duck in class the other day, a few of my classmates got on the topic of the nephews featured in “Vacation Time” and how their parents were never really mentioned or shown in the comics. This then dissolved into a discussion about how many Disney characters lack parents or their presence is basically nonexistent. After some further… Read more →

WATCHMEN: The Psychology of Rorschach

The only things I  knew about Watchmen before cracking it open were: “superheroes kind of” and “who watches the watchmen?” Needless to say, I didn’t really know what to expect. I certainly did not expect to be pulled in by compelling artwork, rounded characters, and an impressive plot in the way that I currently am. While Watchmen is literally bursting… Read more →

View from the Monkey Bars

While reading Nate Powell’s Swallow Me Whole, I’m sure many of you, like myself, felt a sense of disjointedness and confusion upon reading many of the strange hallucinatory passages throughout. That’s why I want to concentrate on perhaps the most insightful and coherent conversation that I found in the entire book, as I think it opens up many points of… Read more →