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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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[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

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[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

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[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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[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

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[repost] “He Asked Permission to Touch, but Not to Ghost” (Sender)

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/style/modern-love-he-asked-permission-to-touch-but-not-to-ghost.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytstyles The sad, true story of a young woman who has not grown up to understand the boundaries of free sex through websites like Tinder. I found this article to be both sad and horrific... Dear Ms. Sender: Unfortunately, sexual consent doesn't have anything to do with care because "free" sex has nothing to do… Continue reading [repost] “He Asked Permission to Touch, but Not to Ghost” (Sender)

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[FB Video Response] Are we natural meat eaters? (Life Changing Videos)

LINK "Try to kill a pig without tools cuz animals don't use tools". UM. Animals DO use tools to get food - any of the primates, sea otters, raccoons, and birds among others. [1][2][3] This comment about only eating food you can gain with your hands bothered me so much because it is evidently untrue. I… Continue reading [FB Video Response] Are we natural meat eaters? (Life Changing Videos)