About

ValkyristG’day! My name’s Duncan in real life, but Valkyrist tends to be my online username (pronounced VAL-ker-ist). It’s basically just “valkyrie” and “alchemist” smushed together. 😉

I’m a media researcher, ASOIAF fanatic, cinephile, coffee addict, dog lover, and frequent host of the Vassals of Kingsgrave podcast. I’m also producing a series of video essays on cinema and philosophy for YouTube. So this blog will act as a catalogue for all of that content, and hopefully lots more creative projects in the future. 🙂

If you’d like to contact me with questions, feedback or project ideas, you can email me at: valkyrist101[at]gmail[dot]com

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Favourite Movies: The Godfather: Part II (Coppola, 1974), All the President’s Men (Pakula, 1976), Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976), Rocky (Avildsen, 1976), Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979), Alien (Scott, 1979), The Terminator (Cameron, 1984), Jurassic Park (Spielberg, 1993), Toy Story (Lasseter, 1995), The Big Lebowski (Coens, 1998), Fight Club (Fincher, 1999), The Blair Witch Project (Myrick & Sánchez, 1999), American Movie (Smith, 1999), The Lord of the Rings (Jackson, 2001-2003), Collateral (Mann, 2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004), Brokeback Mountain (Lee, 2005), Children of Men (Cuarón, 2006), There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2007), No Country for Old Men (Coen, 2007), Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold, Story of Ozploitation! (Hartley, 2008), How to Train Your Dragon (Sanders, 2010), Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015)

Favourite TV Shows: The Simpsons (Fox, 1989-2000), Seinfeld (NBC, 1989-1998), The Sopranos (HBO, 1999-2007), The Wire (HBO, 2002-2008), Arrested Development (Fox, 2003-2006), Deadwood (HBO, 2004-2006), Love My Way (FOX8 / W / Showtime, 2004-2007), Avatar: The Last Airbender (Nickelodeon, 2005-2008), Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008-2013), Community (NBC, 2009-2012), Parks and Recreation (NBC 2009-2015), Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011-)

Favourite Video Games: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (Rareware, 1995), The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo, 1998), Super Smash Bros. Melee (HAL, 2001), Metroid Prime (Retro, 2002), Half-Life 2 (Valve, 2004), Resident Evil 4 (Capcom, 2005), Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, 2010), Portal 2 (Valve, 2011), The Last of Us (Naughty Dog, 2013)

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© Valkyrist, 2013-2018

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