Photo taken by the author (Lilli Kaehler) at the Costa Mesa Middle and High School’s library. It was to raise awareness of Banned Books week, which takes place from September 18 - September 24. Many places around the world are no stranger to censorship. Multiple mediums get censored or sometimes outright banned in various places..
Ever since the start of 2020, the concept of streaming has been a big market, especially for entertainment companies. However, in 2022, animation seems to be dragged through the mud by these corporations. There was a lot that went down in the animation industry. First, it was sheer disrespect for the medium, now being treated..
Fairy tales are a staple in modern culture in different ways and forms. Some skeletons of popular stories are used to morph into unique creations and adaptations; given that a lot of these stories fall under the public domain, they can be adapted to unique audiences for different takes. However, out of all stories, none..
Let's admit it, 2022 didn't start off too bright. With the loss of a beloved actress Betty White earlier in January of this year, and the growing prominence of the new Coronavirus variant, an infamous trend from mid to late 2021 was starting to grow more concerning in companies. People online quiver at the mere..
If you have been anywhere online, whether it be Facebook, Youtube, or even simply on Google, you must have seen this strange art style-- which seems to be taking over the internet in some way. Especially with businesses. Commissioned by Facebook, a small graphic arts company called "Buck" made a particular art style, simply under..
The internet. It's a thing that exists. And anything that exists on the internet, it'll get some form of weird exposure to people around the world in some shape or form. Every year has it's fad, and now, every month has it's big meme. Sometimes, memes are used to benchmark a year depending on the..
Everyone knows Youtube. Everyone probably HAS Youtube. If I took a shot-in-the-dark guess, you're probably watching Youtube right now. When Google bought this video sharing site in 2007, it opened the floodgates of creators' careers. This site allows people to share almost any video they could think of and film. The more the views grew,..
If you're anywhere around the anime scene, you must've heard of the popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll. They've been at the top of the market for a while now, and they seemed to be doing well as a good, traditional anime streaming service. Right now, they've seemed to make a lot of internet waves, but..
Ah, animation. A medium so revolutionary in entertainment that it opened the door for more than just the movie screen. It arrived on the TV's of many homes, small cassettes were made to play these cult classics, and even small round disks will play your show with a push of a few buttons. However, whenever..
Lost Media; What is it Exactly? Within each industry, (usually the movie and entertainment industry) not everything is free and open to the public. Sometimes, the studios that make the movies, cartoons, and even news programs have to keep private things safe from the typical viewers' eyes. Sometimes, things merely get lost and are soon..