Not Interested: The Asexuality of Cloud Strife

Across all mediums of storytelling, there are consistent variables. Predominantly, storytellers attempt to connect with the audience, move the audience to feel something (whether good or bad), and convey themes. (The good ones do, anyway.) One of the most prevalent plots (or sometimes subplots) involves character romances. They are so common in stories, you can... Continue Reading →

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Let’s Talk About Avengers: Infinity War’s Toxic Relationships

Hello, Internet beings. We need to talk about Avengers: Infinity War's toxic relationships. Yes, I am aware the film released in theaters almost five full months ago, but due to the criticisms relayed to me by a close friend who saw it opening weekend (and my aversion to most of the MCU films), I opted... Continue Reading →

We can Learn From Hype Culture and Causality

Fans of so-called "nerd culture" were exposed to quite a bit of hype last month. Notably, the God of War soft reboot was released on PlayStation 4, and the next weekend Avengers: Infinity War released in theaters. Both were received with near universal acclaim (God of War currently holds a 94 on Metacritic and Infinity War... Continue Reading →

A Discussion of “Rage and Penance”

Note: this delves into the meaning behind my latest piece, "Rage and Penance." If you have not yet read it, I highly recommend reading it first and then revisiting this explanation. You can find that piece here. Hello, all. I want to start by thanking you for your continued support and occasional kind words. The... Continue Reading →

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