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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

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?

literary critique, literature, nonfiction

[posting] Carmilla and Laura: Feminine Representation

Setting aside the moral descent and ascent of Alucard in the Hellsing manga series and internal dilemmas of Father Abel in the sci-fi horror manga Trinity Blood, most popular vampire imaginings today often fail to delve into the psychological and spiritual world of the vampire, choosing instead to focus on the human drama or the… Continue reading [posting] Carmilla and Laura: Feminine Representation

nonfiction, original fiction

[posting] The Role of Amplification and Active Imagination within Emily Carr’s Works

The Role of Amplification and Active Imagination within Emily Carr’s Works “The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry Of bugles going by. And my lonely spirit thrills To see the frosty asters like a smoke upon the hills.” The second verse of Bliss Carman’s poem “A Vagabond’s Song” has always struck… Continue reading [posting] The Role of Amplification and Active Imagination within Emily Carr’s Works