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[YT] “Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Hollywood’s Problem with Public Domain Properties” (Willems)

https://youtu.be/tdR_GU3Hi9U A challenging YouTube commentary! I would also add that both of these myths/legends - King Arthur and Robin Hood - evoke a joyful masculinity, which was lost after the World Wars. Not only did the ideals of honour and chivalry die but also the blind belief in the ability of man (both figuratively and… Continue reading [YT] “Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Hollywood’s Problem with Public Domain Properties” (Willems)

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culture, literary critique, literature, nonfiction

[posting][university essay]Digitizing Nature: Negotiating and Mobilizing the Virtual

Meet Hydria, my virtual succulent garden in a pot which is looking rather dry. I would like to think that if Hydria were located on my smartphone and not on my tablet, I would care for her better. The truth is that my forgetfulness has killed more than one plant before, and Hydria may be… Continue reading [posting][university essay]Digitizing Nature: Negotiating and Mobilizing the Virtual

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[YT][posting][response] “China Hates SJW Star Wars” Provides Food for Thought

https://youtu.be/Aok3R_vHV0Y This is pretty legit. After spending eight-and-a-half years in China, I have gained some insight into current Chinese Mainland culture, which should not be confused with other Asian nations and cultures, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. In a previous post where I discussed some commentaries regarding Solo's flop and China's poor showing, I also… Continue reading [YT][posting][response] “China Hates SJW Star Wars” Provides Food for Thought

literary critique, literature, nonfiction, original fiction, thought piece

[posting][original non-fiction] Artificial Intelligence and Human Enhancement: Exploring the Human in Alternative Identities

“Knocking at the doors of human perception” is how Tim Adams describes the exploration of human selfhood in the form of transhumanism. As traditional notions of “human” have been challenged by postmodern thought, which questions universal modes of meaning and legitimation (New Keywords, 270), a complex discourse regarding “the human” has arisen thanks to increased… Continue reading [posting][original non-fiction] Artificial Intelligence and Human Enhancement: Exploring the Human in Alternative Identities

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[YT][posting][response] The Failure of “Solo” Is the Fault of White Men (WCB)

I agree with WCB. The logic of Scott Mendelson is a little off. If the media would believe have us believe that the (white) majority of America is racist and sexist, why did Solo fail at the box office? Perhaps the reasons behind Solo's poor debut is due to a complication of many factors -… Continue reading [YT][posting][response] The Failure of “Solo” Is the Fault of White Men (WCB)

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[conversation] Solo: A Star Wars Story – and the Kessel Run Conundrum

I initially enjoyed Solo: A Star Wars story, and agree (along with Ben Shapiro and Redlettermedia) that Solo is by no means the worst Star Wars film out there. However, there were a few issues with it - and oddly enough, after a lot of thought, I came to the decision that I didn't like… Continue reading [conversation] Solo: A Star Wars Story – and the Kessel Run Conundrum