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Today happens to be Free Comic Book Day, an event which in recent years I’ve missed, due to either a) having to work, or b) forgetting about it. 142 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

Two quick sci-fi glances

Yeeeah….I’m not quite sure what I was thinking about that whole Final Fantasy VIII series thing. It’s not gonna happen; I’ve got enough commitments on my plate as it is. 447 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

Interstellar, intentionality, etc.

(Here be spoilers for Interstellar)

There were moments in watching Interstellar where I was at the edge of my seat – but not quite in the way that you would expect. 2,391 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

Final Fantasy VIII Retrospective (Part 1 of ????)


I’m rather resigned to the fact that the Final Fantasy franchise has left me behind. My inner manchild is no longer the manchild demographic they’re targeting, and whatnot. 2,085 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

Song of the Sea: Deeper Thoughts

(in all this I am likely taking myself far beyond the intentions of Tomm Moore, but it’s his fault for making such a good movie) 1,322 more words


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

Fragments Of Culture

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

Fragments Of Culture