We are Analytical Madness, a website which exclusively reviews and analyses fantasy & science fiction content (be it TV-shows, movies, books or video games) in a way that focuses on in-depth analysis and attempts to be intellectually stimulating to the reader rather than focusing on short and easy-to-digest recaps. Though hopefully depth served up with a fair bit of humour.
We post a new article every tuesday and have a Twitter and a Facebook specifically dedicated to posting our newest articles as soon as they come out. So if you want to get our articles the minute they are posted follow us on there. We also post all articles in audio format which you can listen to on this website, on our Soundcloud or on Youtube where you can also subscribe to our channel.
Currently all of the articles on the site are written by two individuals: Analyze and Maddy. Analyze’s articles focus more on the “in-depth” part while Maddy’s articles have a sillier and more humorous style. There is also the “Critique Geeks” segment where both authors come together in a clash of crazy to debate their opinions on topics. If you want to find out more about either author, scroll down here to learn more.
Greetings fellow mortals, I am Maddius Maximus Viserys Angelus Castielus William Wonkius Wilkes Twilightius Sparklus Sillius Sodus Smith. But the people I pay to be my friends call me Maddy. I hail from the motherland of Westeros, a country so grand that I vomit every time I think of it. I spent my youngster years as a happy chap, thinking about the next meal I could shove down my gullet as I grew in size and power. When my adulthood came I went to an institute most foul, where I acquired a degree in the dark arts of Journalism. And what better way to use such dangerous powers than to write silly articles on the internet?
When it comes to what I’ll actually do on this website, it’s quite simple: I’m the village idiot. Seeing as I don’t share Analyze’s natural affinity for analysis, writing or “the ability to even think coherently” I write fun, cutesy articles with my own creative spin on them. Just imagine articles where I nit-pick the tiniest details in witty and mostly punny ways and you’re set. A few examples of the happy, love-filled shows that I’ll be writing about are The Originals, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. My articles will contain content that you can think about when you’re on the loo and you’ve run out of toilet paper. Because let’s be honest, why else are you here?
Perplexingly doctor Analyze entrusted me with several things on this website. As such I am the person dealing with the Facebook page and business enquiries. Don’t you just love the prospect of interacting with me to deal with serious business?
As implied by that rather large bit of writing above this piece of text, I am Psychoanalyze Qubirī. Though my friends would call me… Dr. Analyze. That is if I hadn’t violently murdered those cheating bastards with my sword. Like Maddy I am from the continent of Westeros, a complete coincidence that shall surely mistify all those who come to know it. I once wanted to be a TV-writer, but from the moment I realised that would involve actually talking to people on a daily basis I instead chose to pursue a career as a novelist. Unlike Maddius I am but a mere student of psychology, looking to use his power for the good of all… and if you don’t believe that, you can shove it up your tailpipe.
Blocked tailpipe or no, I will happily fulfill the role of that rather verbose and sarcastic geek sitting alone at the front of your college class who always reads too much into everything and constantly corrects the teacher. I’m mainly interested in the in-depth analysis of stories. Deconstructing their settings, fervently digging for symbolism, making complex theories on their underlying themes, and above all I shall endeavour to provide you all with a comprehensive look into the psychology of characters from various works of fiction. In short, you can always depend on me for in-depth examination in my articles, but if you expect me to be brief, well you’ve come to the wrong guy.
The works I enjoy most are The Originals, A Song of Ice & Fire (especially the books), the Ender Quintet and Breaking Bad, though the articles I’ll be writing on this site (for now, “muhaha” and all that) will mostly cover the first two.
In addition to this, I also run the Analytical Madness Twitter account and take care of everything related to website design as well as any technical problems the website might have. More information on this can be found on our contact page.
A big thanks goes out to the following wonderful people for allowing us make use of their art. If you like what they made as much as we did, we strongly recommend that you check out the following pages:
- Gryphon: By Ruth-Tay at http://ruth-tay.deviantart.com/art/Gryphon-96622197
- Serenity: By Lee Stringer at http://www.leestringer.com/press.html
- Sky: https://nature.desktopnexus.com/wallpaper/204447/
- Mad Hatter’s Hat: By Analyze’s grandfather (he doesn’t get a link though, can’t let him steal my thunder).
- Night Sky: http://wallpaperpulse.com/deep-space-wallpapers
Logo & Photo
- Elijah (on Maddy’s Cup): By ShadowDark1 at http://www.deviantart.com/art/Elijah-Mikaelson-316107964
- Smiley-Mask: https://www.partypakjes.nl/maskers/emoji-maskers/smiley-emoticon-maskers-happy
- Greek Tragedy Mask: http://www.vegaoo.nl/p-173428-wit-lachend-theathermasker-voor-volwassenen.html?type=product
All of the other people and organizations that made this site possible by giving us advice, feedback or access to their software.
- WordPress Theme: A little theme called Graphene. You can visit their website here.
- Big thanks to @EternOwllie on Twitter for being our super special test subject.