Category Archives: Uncollected Thoughts

Comedy Without Tears: The Death of Stalin

I must admit that I approached this movie with a great deal of trepidation. As someone with a serious interest in the history of the Soviet Union, I confess I have a touch of humorlessness on the subject. Rather than … Continue reading

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All Kawaii on the Western Front: Valkyria Chronicles Remastered

(As a prelude, I would like to sincerely apologize for that pun. It’s dreadful, even by my low standards.) Valkyria Chronicles, Sega’s critically acclaimed 2008 release, was a departure from my usual gaming habits. While I’ve played my fair share … Continue reading

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A Very Brief Note on 2017 and the Road Ahead

2017 was a very bad year for me. While my new drug regimen did improve my overall well-being, they also left me with sleep and anxiety issues that I have yet to fully overcome. I was also met with a … Continue reading

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Some Displeased Rambling on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

I have a very bad habit of impulsively buying things. It’s something I’m not very proud of doing, but it’s an irrational impulse that I’ve never been able to master. If I had to guess, I would say it is … Continue reading

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Losing the Thread: Death of the Outsider and the future of Dishonored

To fall out of love. It is an tragedy of life that we all have to experience. Because the universe is not a static system where all is beautiful and good forever, every one of us will have to grapple … Continue reading

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Spooktober Special: You Are Empty

I’ve been going back and forth about discussing this game for a long while now. Part of the reason for this is the fact that I’ve drifted away playing and discussing flawed games that have hidden merits; access to Steam … Continue reading

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The Underworld Inside Her Head – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Back in 2012, I was on a forum looking at a thread discussing the lackluster sales of Prototype 2, the somewhat disappointing sequel to one of my absolute favorite sandbox games. In the course of the discussion, one poster opined … Continue reading

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A Private Language of Modernist Mayhem: An Appreciation of Marcel Dzama

I haven’t talked about art as much as I’ve wanted to on this blog. Art is something I have a great appreciation for, but it’s an appreciation that I have found particularly difficult to translate into words. Most of my … Continue reading

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If I Wrote Book 4 of The Legend of Korra

(Fair warning before we begin: this is going to be an intensely nerdy post talking about The Legend of Korra, so if you haven’t watched the show, not much of it is going to make a lick of sense.) Today’s … Continue reading

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The USSR: A Personal Exploration

I have always been deeply insecure about my writing. This is not unusual in the world of writers, but it has always been a particular source of frustration for me. Whenever I flip open a empty notebook or see the … Continue reading

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