Thursday, September 8, 2016

Literary Gladiators- Season 5 Discussions

I have not been active on my blog for the last several months and am currently part of what I can now declare as being a hiatus. I did, however, notice that there is still a great deal of viewership on this channel, especially for the literature based posts. This is leading me to go in-depth to discuss specific arguments found in short stories, poems, novels, plays, and other forms of literature, which in turn sparks ideas for what I may want to discuss on Literary Gladiators.

Speaking of which, we taped the great bulk of our fifth season of Literary Gladiators and it will be premiering on Thursday, September 15th on our channel. This season, aside from myself, returning Gladiators include Charlie Gulizia, Ari S. Gans, Larry Romano, Kim Broomall, Kaila Rotsma, Kelsea Rowan, Morgen Condon, Dan Marseglia, Breanna Little, and Dr. David Bordelon. New members of the Gladiator family include Gina Andrews, Andrew Bartholomew, Austin Greitz, and Lenny Apa. Zach Lawless, Dan Marseglia, and of course, Laney Burke, return to moderate. We do, however, have two more sessions planned for November and December, which means there may be a few more individuals taking part.

Here are the 36 discussions we have filmed for Season 5 (in the order we plan to release them):

NOVEL: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
CHILDREN'S: Arlene Sardine by Chris Raschka
POEM: "The Vices of the Modern World" by Nicanor Parra
SHORT STORY: "The Boy Who Drew Cats" by Lafcadio Hearn
POEM: "I Am Waiting" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
POEM: "Xtra Naked" by Nicole Lanier Montez
POEM: "Cut" by Sylvia Plath
SHORT STORY: "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
MISCELLANEOUS: Halloween, Part 3
NOVEL: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
POEM: "Dulce Decorum Est." by Wilfred Owen
SHORT STORY: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" by Ernest Hemingway
MISCELLANEOUS: Works From Childhood, Part 2
SHORT STORY: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
MISCELLANEOUS: 100th Episode
NOVEL: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
ESSAY: "Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
POEM: "London" by William Blake
NOVEL: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
SHORT STORY: "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison
SHORT STORY: "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane
MISCELLANEOUS: Comic Book Episode
NOVEL: Demian by Hermann Hesse
NOVEL: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
GRAPHIC NOVEL: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
POEM: "Mary Magdalene at Sunday Mass in Castlebar" by Paul Durcan
SHORT STORY: "Micromegas" by Voltaire
MISCELLANEOUS: The Poetry of Allen Ginsberg
POEM: "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
NOVEL: To Kill a Mockingbird (which includes discussion about Go Set a Watchman) by Harper Lee
MISCELLANEOUS: Dystopian Fiction
NOVEL: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
FAIRY TALE: "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen
FAIRY TALE: "Rapunzel" by The Brothers Grimm
MISCELLANEOUS: Poetry About Cheese

In addition to the 36 discussions that have been mentioned and filmed, we have 11 more being planned, five of which will be created to form music week, six of which will be general discussions.

This includes:

Music Week

SONG: "My Anthem" by Christina Grimmie
SONG: "Armor" by Colin Chandelier (aka. Ari S. Gans)
SONG: "In the Year 2525" by Zager & Evans
SONG: The Winner of a Planned Poll
MISCELLANEOUS: Music Survey (with elements of "what's your favorite_____" and "this or that")

General Discussions

MISCELLANEOUS: Christmas, Part 3
PLAY: King Lear by William Shakespeare
WORK: Night by Elie Wiesel
PLAY: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
SHORT STORY: "The Storm" by Kate Chopin
POEM: "Home Burial" by Robert Frost

These 11 discussions will be distributed accordingly based off of when and how they are filmed.

Here are other places you can find the participants on Literary Gladiators:

Literary Gladiators Channel

YT Channels:

Colin Chandelier/oopdoop44 (Ari's Channel)
Zach Lawless


Josh's Goodreads
Kelsea's Goodreads
Kaila's Goodreads
Larry's Goodreads
Kim's Goodreads
Breanna's Goodreads
Lenny's Goodreads