Life is Fucked Up

Gaming, Graphic Arts, Human Behavior, Literature, Social Issues, Technology
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Life is Strange - Title

Brace yourselves… I have paragraphs to unload. PARAGRAPHS. There may be spoilers within, so reader beware… First of all, I am not kidding: Simply playing this game will make the patriarchy your bitch. SquareEnix, you have out-fucking-done yourself. I really didn’t think they had it in them any more, that FF7 was just a fluke […]

The Essence of Politics

Graphic Arts, Literature, Politics, Social Issues
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An obese woman talks to a friend about unfair medical treatment

I was very privileged to have a brief Twitter conversation with Alli Kirkham, one of the many thoughtful, talented, and concerned contributors at Everyday Feminism. It was my first visit to that site, as I had been informed of the Politically Incorrect Man comic after seeing it reviewed by the Amazing Atheist. Like most things […]

New Fiction: That Which Cannot Be Effed

Literature

New fiction is available in the form of a short story called That Which Cannot Be Effed which chronicles a brief conversation on sexual relations between two fairly confused men and one clear-thinking woman. Please enjoy and comment. Thank you.

New Fiction: The Wrong Twin

Literature

Regardless of whether or not you asked for it, new fiction written by yours truly is on its way. For a while now, I’ve contemplated how to go about sharing things I write, and I’ve decided to just use the giant forum known as the Internet to publish my own work. I no longer ascribe […]

Where did cable TV come from?

Literature, Politics
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The ABC vs. Aereo Supreme Court case opinion was a very intriguing read. Breyer, J. recounts the history of cable television, CATV. I have vague recollections of community access television, but it turns out that they started as giant antennas that picked up other public channels from very far away, and eventually from very very […]

Ender’s Game Movie Response

Literature, Social Issues
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Even in the first few minutes, there is a lot that I’m very pleased with. The book was indeed rather vague on the origin of the Formics, more derisively known as Buggers (one of a handful of instances in the book where homosexuality is tangentially derided). The majority of the story is essentially preparation for […]

Not quite worthy of her greatness

Literature

I was a little disappointed by Nathan Englander’s story What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. First, I thought that the characters’ decision to smoke pot was a little too contrived. Kind of like in Raymond Carver’s Cathedral. Carver was supposed to be this voice of the voiceless sort of figure, writing […]

Anne probably would have been a Belieber

Literature, Social Issues
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This is my very belated reaction to Justin Beiber’s comment in the Anne Frank Museum guestbook: Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber. – Justin Bieber I wanted to share some thoughts on a BBC article that featured some responses, several of […]