Monthly Archives: March 2017

Video Game Review – Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Themes)

While Shadow of Mordor offers a pretty fun gaming experience, it packages a whole bunch of problems within it. I’m personally sick of the trend of Dark Fantasy that embraces nihilistic despair. Shadows doesn’t go as far as most, but … Continue reading

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Video Game Review – Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Gameplay)

I built a computer this past fall and have dived head first back into gaming. While I ostensibly told myself I wanted to play smaller games, more focused on strategy and not dependent upon schlock value – that whole little … Continue reading

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Introductions

I’ve tried to keep a blog before on a number of occasions and at only one time did I succeed in regularly posting. I’m trying again. I might even steal some of those pieces (though they are now almost 10 … Continue reading

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Children’s Epics, Friendship, and Sex

An essay inspired by binging the most recent Avatar series on Nickolodeon and it’s involvement in orientation-identity politics. Written about two years ago. Nickelodeon’s Controversy The latest Nickelodeon cartoon epic, The Legend of Korra, just wrapped. I am a big … Continue reading

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