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[video game][opinion] Why I Think “The Last of Us: Part II” Will Be Forgotten

Why will The Last of Us: Part II most likely be forgotten? Why should it be forgotten? I think TLOU:P2 lacks the necessary elements to appeal to a universal audience. I haven't played the first part or the second part, and I don't intend to because the genre is generally unappealing to me. However, after reading the… Continue reading [opinion] Why I Think “The Last of Us: Part II” Will Be Forgotten

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[writing] LitLectures – Mythology 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lGtMXcI9lM It's 2020. As we grapple with changes to popular franchises and stories, we might wonder what is going on. Some may recognize ongoing negotiation surrounding concepts of myth and canon. What is myth and mythology? What role does have in modern society, if any? Base Definition According to the Oxford Lexicon, myth is described… Continue reading [writing] LitLectures – Mythology 101

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[random thoughts] Where Do You Hide Your Heart?

Where do you hide your heart? The question always reminds me of Amy Grant’s 1984 track on her hit album Straight Ahead. Her song encouraged us to turn to God during times of distress. It got me thinking about why people do what they do, particularly during times of conflict or stress. Passion and drive,… Continue reading [random thoughts] Where Do You Hide Your Heart?

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Rashomon: Kurosawa’s Yata no Kagami for our souls

Those who dismiss the "naivete" of humanist's "wishful thinking" have not adequately plumbed the depths and horror of nihilistic thought. In the wake of the death of God, we must ask: is it better to be hope against hope for a better future in the face of despair and harsh reality or to commit suicide?… Continue reading Rashomon: Kurosawa’s Yata no Kagami for our souls

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[link][Youtube] Far Left OUTRAGED Over Mary Poppins? (Tim Pool)

This is what happens when you remove rational discourse from the Academic world. As a literature student surrounded by students who attempt pose as "literature experts" while not actually studying literature but sitting around criticizing society, I am annoyed by how culturally focused our studies are, particularly since these people tend to comment on things… Continue reading [link][Youtube] Far Left OUTRAGED Over Mary Poppins? (Tim Pool)

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[YT Response] What is a Leader? My response to Activision Blizzard Mass Layoffs (YongYea, Schreier, Palmeri)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6rwbKzrcd8&t=633s As YongYea rightly points out, this is all rumour at this point, but the situation is still kinda yucky because it is most likely true: Activision is going to lay off a lot of developers while maintaining high salaries and bonuses for the upper level workers. [EDIT: Layoffs have commenced. Around 800 staff laid… Continue reading [YT Response] What is a Leader? My response to Activision Blizzard Mass Layoffs (YongYea, Schreier, Palmeri)

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[thoughts] Late Term Abortion is a Fancy Word for Infanticide

I am not a mother. I am a teacher. Still, abortion makes me sick on a visceral level. So a few years ago, when my mom sent me a link to an academic ethics paper on abortion, I was horrified and intrigued by what was proposed. Both my mom and I knew that it was… Continue reading [thoughts] Late Term Abortion is a Fancy Word for Infanticide