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Ghost stories


Don made a rather glowing recommendation of Mononoke a few weeks ago, which I mentally filed away until recently.

Having watched the first story arc (which spans two episodes), we have: a rather laconic, mysterious man known only as the Medicine Seller who hunts down spirits with an enchanted sword in feudal Japan. 386 more words

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Pokemon as a language acquisition metaphor

You see – Pokemon is a JRPG where your combat party consists entirely of cute imaginary animals that you need to hunt down and capture. Along the way you fight several pokemon gym leaders who award you badges that grant certain privileges. 279 more words

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Thoughts: Jupiter Ascending

– After watching the Matrix Reloaded, I wrote off the Wachowskis as one trick ponies and never bothered to watch the conclusion to their trilogy or the movies they made afterward. 424 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

Boring top five list - gaming edition

(I know I promised more Wolfe, but some of this material has been sitting around for a while, and most of my analytical energy is being exhausted at the academic level. 2,090 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

Items read/seen etc.

(Expect a Wolfe update soon. This is just to keep things alive)

The walls are closing in as the semester, but reading week is giving me a moment of respite. 565 more words

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Neon Genesis Pony: Equestria Girls 2.5: Rainbow Robots

I’m a busy man these days.

Thus, to tide you over until the next update of substance, I have decided to start scraping the barrel. 1,072 more words

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Brought to you by the guys with too much time on their hands

“I used the controller inputs as a sort of binary code to rewrite the video game as my robot played it,” sounds like a line you would hear in some dumb hacker movie. 323 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents