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[link] PewDiePie’s Battle for the Soul of the Internet (Farrington on Quillette)

"PewDiePie’s Battle for the Soul of the Internet" (Farrington)

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[YT] Infinity War Trailer (my reaction)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVSpac8wx3I I first need to begin with the caveat that my interaction with fandom has always been rather peculiar - in the sense that I have always been more interested in the side characters of a story than the actual main characters. Take Lord of the Rings, for example. My favorite characters were Legolas and… Continue reading [YT] Infinity War Trailer (my reaction)

culture, original fiction, thought piece

[opinion] The Activist Spectrum

Activism is all well and good, but, as with criticism, there is constructive and not constructive (what I will call destructive). I would argue that constructive and destructive activism are, perhaps, part and parcel of human activity and protest. Is any faction free from destructive activities or association with destructive activities? And if there is… Continue reading [opinion] The Activist Spectrum

culture, interesting stuff, literary critique, literature, nonfiction, original fiction, thought piece

[response] Lord of the Rings and Racism

I want to write about this in more detail at a later date - but I have to say that the recent Wired interview with Andy Duncan once again highlights how the Academic Academic regressive left have no idea how to (and therefore have no right to) talk about mythology. Just Google search this terrible… Continue reading [response] Lord of the Rings and Racism

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Batman Ninja Is Awesome

The moment when you recognize Grodd's seiyuu in Batman Ninja as your favourite seiyuu of all time - Koyasu Takehito.Other voices sound familiar, so you check out the Wiki and discover....THE LINEUP IS FANTASTIC FOR THE FILM!!!!!!!Batman - Koichi Yamadera (Cowboy Bebop, NGE, Hunter x Hunter)Joker - Takaru Watagi (Naruto Shippuuden's Obito, Excel Saga, Hunter… Continue reading Batman Ninja Is Awesome

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[thought piece] No Man’s Sky, Puddleglum, and Our Existential Need for Narrative

Vox, believe it or not, made a pretty good point about No Man's Sky in its article, No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game: Okay, so the universe in No Man’s Sky is really, really big. But what, exactly, do you do in it? [...] Even when the… Continue reading [thought piece] No Man’s Sky, Puddleglum, and Our Existential Need for Narrative