This took far too long to make but I wasn't going to let this episode die so here it is! As I mention in the episode I've decided to not limit the topics to video games and instead have the podcast reflect and supplement the written content on the website which is all about taking … Continue reading [Podcast] Donkey Kong 64 – Nostalgia Cycles
This article contains spoilers for the end of Yu Yu Hakusho, particularly Yusuke's character arc. The Ordinary World It's been fifteen years since I first saw Yu Yu Hakusho, I remember it was announced as a new Funimation project along with Blue Gender, prior to then to my knowledge Funimation had Dragon Ball Z and Fruits … Continue reading Yu Yu Hakusho: Yusuke’s Journey Home
I'd like to retroactively dedicate this paper to Dan Harmon, whose drunk voice was in my ear for the year leading up to this paper. Dan- I love you too. Barry When I finished this paper I was unsure of how it would turn out. I had a deadline and when it was done … Continue reading Humor as Alternative Discourse – The Last Paper I Had to Write in College
There is a nebulous debate about what the first video game was, but Pong is now 45 years old and it was from there that video games as an industry took their first steps into the future of being part of the mass media culture industry. One thing that still separates video games from other … Continue reading Do Video Games Really Have to Be “Fun”?
We live in a time of contradiction, the world is safer than ever and people live longer; the world is more unstable and there are newer more insidious dangers facing us than ever before. We live in a time of great wealth and human prosperity; we live in a time of economic hardship and globalization … Continue reading God Created YouTube to Train the Faithful; or Why You Should Join CBG 19’s Dune Club
I wrote this for a history of Japanese art class in 2012. I've been meaning to revisit it for several years now, even when I wrote it I knew it was short and I structured it to just meet the word count requirement in a class that I knew I would probably not be graded … Continue reading Depictions of Ideology in the Films of Hayao Miyazaki – An Old Paper From 2012
My Sweet Lord - A Mormon Interpretation of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Growing up in the Latter-Day Saint church (LDS) there was only one official portrait of God the father I ever recall seeing, it was a painting by Del Parson, The First Vision, an artist whose work is featured all over … Continue reading My Sweet Lord – A Mormon Interpretation of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
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