August 21st, 2012

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Magic and Drugs Part 2: Oh Buffy you so clumsy!

So, magic then. You see it on TV (although not the boring kind I described the other day) on a reasonably regular basis, and I reckon a lot of the time they're (possibly inadvertently) using it as a metaphor for drugs.

WTF Tats, Why?

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So, another long and vaguely-ranty dissertation, this time on the use of magic as a metaphor for drugs in popular media as I've noticed it, and specifically how the treatment of mages in Thedas parallels the treatment of drug users in Western Earth.

Next round (the one which probably doesn't interest anyone and will make you all roll your eyes): In defence of Anders aka why I identify with him. It will be full of spoilers. You have been warned.

Today I am cranky. Plz deploy chocolate.