It took me a long time to get into a comedic web series and even now that I’ve found quite a few that I like I still approach watching them with no small amount of trepidation. To b e honest much of what I watched early on I just didn’t find funny; I’ve never bee fond of lockerroom humor, fart jokes, or jokes that are mean spirited.
Having said that there’s one comedic web series that I’ve found consistently funny and a joy to watch and that’s The Guild.
I’m not a gamer girl (though I love my consoles) and I’ve never even had the desire to play WoW but the adventures of Codex and her pals transcend that for me. I can relate to having online friends, participate in forums and generally socialize a great deal in online communities.
The people and situations on The Guild easily translate to other forms of online interaction. Continue Reading
Media scholar and “Convergence Culture” author Henry Jenkins visited Brazil this summer to check out the country’s burgeoning transmedia scene. Local journalist Renata Acioli spoke to him about a culture on the threshold of international attention.