DBtardation: Good Powerscaling vs Bullshit

The shitty power scaling in the DBZ franchise has already been pointed out, from the power creep in the Frieza arc to the immediate downplay of the SSJ transformation in the Cell/Android arc. No matter how you slice it, the overwhelming problem with Dragon Ball Z and Super's fights center around a power system that … Continue reading DBtardation: Good Powerscaling vs Bullshit

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Walking Distance: The Twilight Zone Episode that Hit Too Close to Home

I used to watch marathons of the Twilight Zone with my mom almost every New Years on the SyFy channel. The activity became so customary that I have a strong memory of probably 80% of the entire series. Throughout my viewings of various Twilight Zone episodes, I've ran through different phases and mannerisms that made … Continue reading Walking Distance: The Twilight Zone Episode that Hit Too Close to Home

Discovery Through Failure: The Most Interesting Thing I Learned in “How Not to Be Wrong”

After finishing "The Power of Mathematical Thinking" by Jordan Ellenberg, I was thinking a lot about the narrative of self discovery and development and how similar it is to pure mathematics. Proving some crazy Euclidean axiom of parallel lines led Bolyai to discovering what he dubbed as a 'strange new universe', the realm of spherical … Continue reading Discovery Through Failure: The Most Interesting Thing I Learned in “How Not to Be Wrong”

Applying Arbitrary Numerical Values to Identifying Worthwhile Critics (Animeh)

E-kon makes no fucking sense. He says that you should watch at least 500 anime shows to be able to be able to effectively write about the medium. People abstract and internalize information differently, we aren't in a vacuum. Also, the tumultuous nature of life can get in the way of constant anime consumption, prime … Continue reading Applying Arbitrary Numerical Values to Identifying Worthwhile Critics (Animeh)

SADIH: An Examination of the Twitch Hivemind, Early Seasonal Stuff (Animeh) and the Nihilistic Agony of Snake (Content Roundup)

Watching the SGDQ (Summer Games Done Quick) http://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick from the depths of hell has been a strange experience. The bed bugs have stopped running rampant after Jack started sleeping with his mouth open. It's funny how the fumes from an undead husk can have the same pervasive effect on an almond shaped insect similar to … Continue reading SADIH: An Examination of the Twitch Hivemind, Early Seasonal Stuff (Animeh) and the Nihilistic Agony of Snake (Content Roundup)

Response to “Kakegurui: The Overlooked Character” by Zen Huxtable Or “Self Insert Characters as a Crutch”

A short response to a short ┬ávideo: https://youtu.be/sr3eHAWUy-c . The idea of a self insert character is not one that is unheard of within the dynamics of storytelling. Relatability is a necessity when creating fiction. Why? Because fiction creates scenarios that describe and emphasize elements of the human condition. As such, fiction tends to be … Continue reading Response to “Kakegurui: The Overlooked Character” by Zen Huxtable Or “Self Insert Characters as a Crutch”

Some Asshole’s Descent into Hell: More Opinions You Didn’t Ask For (Content Round up)

Good afternoon everyone. I'm sick, I'm tired, and I have things to get off of my chest. The dank depths of this oblique manifestation of suffering has been pretty nice lately. The lava pools are actually pretty nice. It would appear that my leap of faith has paid off. A kind man clad in fleshy … Continue reading Some Asshole’s Descent into Hell: More Opinions You Didn’t Ask For (Content Round up)