culture, gaming, literary critique, literature, thought piece

[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

culture, literary critique, literature, nonfiction, thought piece

[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

nonfiction, original fiction, personal

[writing][biographic] My Dad: A Series of Vignettes

A knock on my door. “Can I come in?” My dad’s voice sounded muffled on the other side of the door. Setting aside Ricky, my raccoon stuffed animal, I sat up. “Yeah. Come in.” I knew what was gonna happen. I was going to talk. He was going to listen, and then he was going… Continue reading [writing][biographic] My Dad: A Series of Vignettes

culture, nonfiction, personal, quote, random writing, thought piece

[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?

art, culture, literary critique, literature, nonfiction

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

fanfiction, literary critique, literature, review

[fanfic rec] Whipstitch

Title: Whipstitch Author: KaasKnot Status: COMPLETE [27 Chapters] Rating: M Pairing: Loki/Sigyn Summary: It dawned fair and clear, the day they sewed Loki’s lips shut. My Thoughts [****** 6/7 Stars]* Character (½ star)* Plot * Formatting (NOT CORRECTLY TAGGED!)* Grammar * Descriptive * Complete This fic, I think, is the unsung story of the Loki… Continue reading [fanfic rec] Whipstitch

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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)