Monday, June 16, 2014

How to Be a Grownup

(related: Today's article at The Escapist re: Men's Rights Activism an NO MA'AM)

I find myself wishing that I disagreed with friends and colleagues on "important" matters more than I do, because it would be greater evidence for the truth that I don't really fall into ideological lockstep with... well, any one thing, really. You can swear up and down that you own more than one pair of shoes, but if someone has only ever seen you wear the one pair you can't really prove it.

In the spirit of that: I don't agree with some of the points made/research cited in the finale few minutes of the most recent Tropes vs Women installment - at least not in the broadest sense. I do, in fact, think that while the ability of art and media to influence the psyche, beliefs and even behavior of those who consume it is undeniable; that it's also entirely possible to not be influenced (in a negative way or to a tangible degree) by it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


So that happened.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


The big pre-E3 Nintendo rumor is that they'll be announcing something called "Mario Maker," which may or may not be an SMB level-editor app for either WiiU, 3DS or both.

Sounds fun! Also sounds like something that would've been a best-selling straight-up CLASSIC on the SNES/N64 or a solid fan-hit on Wii/DS but will now likely be a minor "huh, nifty!" a'la NES Remix. Still sounds fun though... and it ALSO sounds like something I predicted on this show five years ago. Nifty!