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

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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

culture, gaming, literature, nonfiction, random writing, thought piece, video

[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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[opinion] The Role of Art and Culture – Part 1

What is the difference between situation A and situation B? Two young women listening a guide in a room of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy.A vintage colour illustration depicting an angry customer complaining about his meal to a waiter in a restaurant, circa 1910. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images) We are seeing two different… Continue reading [opinion] The Role of Art and Culture – Part 1

book review, literary critique, literature, nonfiction, review

[review] X-wing: Wraith Squadron (Aaron Allston)

As a fair, broad-minded officer, I should ignore that. But as a Corellian, of course, I'll manage some sort of revenge. -Wedge Antilles, p. 6 Lots of people talk about Zahn's Thrawn trilogy endlessly, but in my opinion, it does other fantastic Star Wars books and novelists a disservice. Out of the X-Wing Series written… Continue reading [review] X-wing: Wraith Squadron (Aaron Allston)