Iden Versio and My Burgeoning Star Wars Fandom

This has been about two years in the making, with Star Wars under new and specific direction (Kathleen Kennedy), where finally the promise of Rey and Jyn has turned up something so outstanding it entirely occupied my thoughts for two days straight, ruining a weekend: the revelation of Iden Versio in the ‘upcoming’ Star Wars: Battlefront II. … More Iden Versio and My Burgeoning Star Wars Fandom

Asking Asimov How to Talk to Girls

The Battle Beyond Planet X, like all criticism is, in some way, autobiographical. It is this way because that is easy. They say write “what you know,” and I say, “Okay, but next time be careful what you ask of me.” Criticism is the science of the self, it is raising my right hand in proud self-respect and then slowly dipping down toward my equator. All roads lead here, and my standing at the crossroads between our world and theirs seems to be driven by an anxiety best summed up by this heretofore unanswered question: why do I always want to play the girl in the video-game? … More Asking Asimov How to Talk to Girls

We React To: Women in Authority

In short, Sarah Palmer is hated by the fan community because she’s a jerk. To the video, it’s honestly quaint there’s no disclaimer that it “isn’t sexism,” which of course, is the flag that instantly speaks to the reverse. In fact, HaloFollower begins the video by qualifying that Sarah Palmer is a BAMF, which he articulated as an acronym (Badass Motherfucker?). … More We React To: Women in Authority

Ep. 80 – Tortured Masterworks VII: Terminator Part II

The turn of the millennium was quiet for the Terminator series, and from 1991 we’d be twelve years out before the next film installment. As such, all of the tie-in material for the series was based on T2, or even the first one, and felt outdated, as technology was beginning to change in tandem with a culture that was gradually becoming more technology-oriented. The 90s and early 2000s was the heyday for the Pirates of the Silicon Valley, maybe, the revolution in consumer electronics, I should say. Perhaps Terminator was becoming unnecessary, a Luddite cultural artifact rooted in its time, like The X-Files in the 90s. Well, as we know, the studios solved this problem simply, by stripping out any meaning the series ever had, which is how we get things later on. … More Ep. 80 – Tortured Masterworks VII: Terminator Part II