As alluded to in the short novel that was my campaign post mortem – I have a lot of strong opinions about this hobby that I am unqualified to debate about in comparison to the usual type of person who has these types of strong opinions. The good news is that this time around, I […]
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Writer’s Warning: This entire thing got so dreadfully far away from me in terms of scope. I’ve officially hit 22,000 words, which is dangerously, dangerously close to “publishable book” length. You are now officially not allowed to complain about the length of this because you’ve been warned. I must confess that this one is largely […]
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The irony of this all is that I’m dabbling in a bit of time travel here at the intro. The piece is written, but between the three different premises I juggled as my Star Wars rant evolved, my old introduction no longer makes sense. I describe this as “irony” because the simple film trope of […]
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I used to think The Godfather Part II was an incredibly overrated movie. It was one of my cherished, spicy takes that would forever toil away rotting in the metaphorical fridge. After all, deploying a take on a nearly half a century old movie is not the sort of thing one regularly gets the opportunity […]
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December 27th, 2015, Jets vs. Patriots at MetLife stadium. It’s one of the most important regular season games in the last decade that no one ever talks about. If someone brings up to you, it’s likely to notate the last time the New York Jets defeated the New England Patriots in a game of professional […]
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Stephen King’s The Stand is likely his most critically acclaimed novel, and it’s certainly the concensus Magnum Opus among his fan base. It certainly sold well, having been released right in the middle of the commercial apex of his career. Yet, it might not even crack Stephen King’s top 10 when it comes to his […]
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There is a scene early in the Joel Schumacher film Batman and Robin where Comissioner Gordon appears on the batmobile’s mini computer and announces to batman, verbatim: “There’s a new Villain in Gotham, Batman. His name is Mr. Freeze.” There’s an almost identical scene in Rise of Skywalker. After an incredibly sloppy, distractingly brief escape […]
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This is my opinion: Jesus is King is a fine album. The rest of the article is going to more or less be a thorough dissection of that statement, and what it means within the context of how we absorb and digest art in the late 2010’s. First, to the statement’s face value. By simply […]
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This article contains spoiler’s for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Lion King (2019), not that you should care about the latter. When giving my recollection of the horror that was The Lion King’s 2019 “photorealistic” remake, my dad asked me what I thought little five year olds who hadn’t seen the original animation […]
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Eight months ago I referred to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the American equivilant of the Night of Long Knives. Overall, given the fact that America has descended further into facism and we’ve started rounding up immigrant children and murdering them by neglect, I think my general analysis that we were rapidly approaching the […]
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