Incoming Rant: Captain America, The Winter Soldier Sucks
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Incoming Rant: Captain America, The Winter Soldier Sucks

When will audiences finally suffocate on the action. When will, in a moment of infinite jest, audiences bleed from the eyes, the ears, and the nose, as their brains turns to mush from the bellow of the speakers and the rumble of their over-priced seats, perishing to the sound of collapsing buildings, exploding vehicles, and […]

A Matter of Degrees
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A Matter of Degrees

When difference is conceptualized as a matter of degrees, those compartmentalizing words—human, nature, animal, mind, body and language (and many more)—are threatened. In the abstract sense, in the reductive explanation, these words are kept distinct, and analogous to each other, but always segregated. Yet even this criticism I am making is too generalizing like the […]

The Problem with Natural Selection
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The Problem with Natural Selection

 The conversation ended with the declaration of Natural Selection. How do you argue against a doctrine, such as Natural Selection, that has seeped into the public discourse, and has been diluted by it. Is it possible to resist nature as a final argument? But it is inevitable, and a fact informed by the burgeoning scientific […]

iOS Review: Shadow Sun
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iOS Review: Shadow Sun

I wonder if fifteen years from now “retro” games will have evolved from the now trite 16 Bit style into a style that reflects games like Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. Perhaps the style of bloated textures and blocky faces will be the new nostalgia juice that indie developers (especially) will abuse to […]

Fiction: Life Lines
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Fiction: Life Lines

The yearly trope: New Years. The morning of the new year inspires “resolutions”, and it dictates a master narrative of a year of forgetting those “resolutions”. It’s a cycle of resolutions and then failed resolutions and then resolutions again–suddenly, you’re old, maybe even decrepit, and maybe you’re carrying an oxygen tank around, and maybe your […]

Fiction: Kids
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Fiction: Kids

The junior and high school kids reek of junk food. It’s as if all those saucy pizzas, salty fries and greasy burgers have left a permanent residue on their skin that mingles with their dysfunctional hygiene. Perhaps it is a defence mechanism, evolved over time, to ward off adults. They can claim a city transit […]

Collective Consciousness:  The Internet as a Culture Centre
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Collective Consciousness: The Internet as a Culture Centre

I find it destructive to the human spirit that it is culturally unacceptable to speak in favour of human equality, that is, in the case of the GTA V Gamespot review, the highlighting of sexism and mysogeny that appears in GTA V. Yet it is culturally acceptable to bash, oppress, and violently react with sexism, […]

Hannah Arendt: Freedom and the Mass Man
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Hannah Arendt: Freedom and the Mass Man

I vibrate with anxiety when Arendt mentions mass culture and mass society because, maybe, it is something I wish not to be consumed by. Yet I am whether I like it or not. Then, I guess, the question is: is avoiding assimilation by the mass impossible? Imagine a glob of goo on the table, and […]

Incoming Rant: Thor and Hollywood Sucks
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Incoming Rant: Thor and Hollywood Sucks

I wish Thor: The Dark World sucked because of the simple fact he isn’t shirtless enough–but the problem runs deeper. The modern movie has gone stale like soda crackers. It’s the exact same formula seen every movie: exploding cities, characterless villains, and silly superhero romances that lack the required chemistry prerequisites. As a viewer, who […]

Opinion: A Proposed Final Exam
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Opinion: A Proposed Final Exam

There is a fundamental problem inside the educational institution, and that is it promotes individualism. The institution of education does this because, like any twenty-first century institution, it is concerned with the accumulation of wealth. It does so insidiously, simply because it pits the student against other students. Knowledge and social progression is forgone in […]