culture, thought piece

[thought piece] The Price of Education

A couple nights ago, I contemplated my upcoming first shift at a local candy factory. I was, as usual when beginning a job, nervous. It is during these moments that I wonder what job would be most suitable for me. After teaching in a variety of positions in China for the past none years or… Continue reading [thought piece] The Price of Education

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book review, culture, literary critique, literature, nonfiction, review, thought piece

[opinion] What Star Wars Disney Can Learn From TV Tokyo’s Boruto

[Warning: Will Contain Spoilers!] Something that is hard for us to recognize nowadays is that the literature we call "classic", such as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales or Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, were, during their times, popular forms of culture. With that perspective in mind, when we look at current stories, myths, and cultural products, we have to… Continue reading [opinion] What Star Wars Disney Can Learn From TV Tokyo’s Boruto

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

culture, original fiction, random writing, thought piece

[posting][opinion] Conscientious Objection and Ideological Dominance within Public and Private Spaces

Warning: This a form of musing. The ideas presented here are by no means definitive and have been posted for shared consideration. Every man's home is his castle. Although this proverb is a unsophisticated sentiment which leaves aside the complexities of the interplay between pro-social behaviour and individual expression of conviction, more people than you… Continue reading [posting][opinion] Conscientious Objection and Ideological Dominance within Public and Private Spaces

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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)