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Podcast: Goth Nick & Goth Chick

I've been busy working on a new series, so I haven't had as much time to write blog posts—at least for now. "Goth Nick & Goth Chick" is a podcast-style YouTube series hosted by myself and my partner, Lindsay Wheeler. In it, we discuss the Gothic—what it is, and its individual components in a great detail.

Note: This section will be updated as future videos in the series go live.

Episode 1, the Pilot
This episode discusses the Gothic more generally by outlining its core components: the uncanny, the abject, hauntology, atmosphere, presentation (i.e., horror and terror), oscillation; and various tropes, including the Faustian Bargain and the Promethean Quest.



Episode 2, the Uncanny

This episode covers the uncanny within the Gothic mode: from masks, slashers, aliens, robots, ghosts, and more!

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For other blog posts by me, check out "Alien: Ore" Q & A Project, Dragon Ball Super: Broly - Is It Gothic?, Mandy (2018): Review, Gothic Themes in Perfect Blu…
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Hell-blazers: Doom Eternal Speedrunning Q&A — FrostyXen

My name is Nicholas van der Waard, host of "Hell-blazers." What follows is my interview with Doom Eternal21-year old world record-holder (for UN 100%) FrostyXen. FrostyXen also has a YouTube channel, as well.
"Hell-blazers," interviews Twitch streamers, speedrunners and Doom fans about Doom Eternal (2020); it asks them, based on their own experiences, to compare the game to the rest of the franchise, and what effect it will have on speedrunning and gaming at large. General information about the Q&A can be found here; a compendium of the interviews as they are published can be found here (which also includes interesting videos, break-downs and other articles).


The Runner
Nick: Many of the players I've interviewed are in their mid-30s, and have grown up with Doom during the '90s. Because you're younger, is Doom Eternal your first Doom experience?

Frosty: I first played Doom 2016 when it went on sale on the Xbox One like six months before Eternal c…