What would the fantasy (medieval to renaissance) equivalent of a gonzo journalist be?
I wouldn't think it'd exactly be a bard; bards don't seem much for investigation.
Well, you could also just generally have "meddlesome religious figure/monk". A lot of them were mixed up in natural philosophy/alchemy/proto science, and writing.
They also sometimes made pointed stands.
Some of them were also later made into saints because of their martyrdom or general insistence on making a pointed stand or comment socially.
Brother Cadfael. He's a Monk. Who investigates crime. He's smart. And kind of a meddler.
He can also handle himself because he has some military background.
Although, most people who went anywhere or did anything could handle themselves in the Middle Ages. Or traveled with people who could. Certainly all males of noble descent. And most commoners, even women because you know, Bandits and random hoodlums being rapey and murderous. So people learned how to hit other people with sticks and throw rocks.That and shank people because it was alright to have a knife for anyone. (Although clearly, the better option for women and children in a party beset by Bandits would be "Hit with Quarterstaff/Throw fucking rocks.)
A church reformer.
>What would the fantasy (medieval to renaissance) equivalent of a gonzo journalist be?
The town fool.
The egocentric jackass with a mouth ten times bigger than his ability.
Not an actual journalist.
Need I go on?
I'm the guy who originally asked and this dude nailed everything I was thinking. Especially the grin. Now that I've seen the filename and googled it I'm pretty convinced. Some shit about voting being like getting fucked with a switchblade
That's pretty opposite of what most people consider an edgelord.
>a character MUST look exactly like Norton or they are automatically acquitted of accusations of being edgy
Dude, that's retarded. Plenty of characters are edgy without having long black hair.
>chair leg of truth
>not based bowel disruptor
You're in for a prolapse, boy
Choosing between current /tg/ and /co/ is like choosing between slamming your hand with a hammer or slamming your dick in a drawer full of AIDS infected tampons, I'd still go with the hammer no matter how unpleasant.
Bards can, but not the french tourbadours.
Someone more like the Harpers.
Well meaning meddling fools, that can call on a wider organization to spread information, gather resources, or save their bacon as needed.
A gonzo journalist is a journalist who, instead of reporting from an objective and detached viewpoint, reports "in the moment" from their own experiences.
For instance, consider two journalists writing about a riot. One of them watches what happened from a distance, talks to rioters, official peoples, and bystanders after the event, then writes a balanced article considering any and all side of "the argument". The gonzo journalist was in the throng of rioters, perhaps doing a bit of rioting as well, and when writing their article writes about what they experienced, saw, and felt; they may follow-up on other sides to "the argument" after the event, but their article uses their own experiences to form the narrative.
I would say that, considering how little "journalists" of the past cared for objectivity, any medieval/renaissance-inspired-fantasy journalist would be a gonzo journalist.
Btw, objectivity is a pipe dream. It is impossible to be truly objective, so why try? Might as well report from the moment, as if an ordinary person (or a person just like your/the target audience) was stood there watching events unfold.
I was curious about the term "gonzo pornography", and one afternoon ended up following the Wikipedia rabbit-hole to articles about objectivity in Journalism. It blew my STEMfag mind to think that objective facts weren't actually objective. But eventually I came round to the truth.
>journalism is a pointless endeavor
Journalist here, the point is to report on events in a way that endears you to the marketing department.
The first time you do it, you feel dirty and used, but after a while you become numb and just go along with it.
>shiteating grin in literally every panel where his face is visible
I thought it was just the shitty images people kept posting, but apparently that's all there is to this edgelord character.
>nobody likes him
>nobody even enjoys his presence
>he sucks at anything not journalism
>he doesn't engage in journalism for most of the comic
>can't get anything done without babysitters
You have absolutely no idea what the term "Mary Sue" means. Tell me, would you classify McNulty from The Wire as a Mary Sue as well?