What I’ve Been Reading: May 8, 2022

I’ve never claimed that I’m good at keeping up with things, which is why this week’s What I’ve Been Reading has a couple of oldies in it. Today we’re talking about games media, Chinese culture, and The Emperor’s New Groove.

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The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2021

Content warnings: sexual abuse; suicide; death

This blog’s most time-honoured [citation needed] tradition returns. 2021 fucking sucked. A global pandemic raged on, the rich continued to get richer, and uncontrollable forest fires demonstrated that global warming’s effects are already here. Simply put, shit’s fucked. Viewed in that light, talking about pop-cultural disappointments feels petty. But you know what? This is my personal blog, and I’m allowed be petty and laugh at stupid things. So that’s what I’m going to do, as I’ve done every year since… -searches blog- holy shit I’ve been doing this since 2011??? How have I not lost my fucking mind yet???

A reminder: these aren’t necessarily the worst aspects of pop culture in 2021. They’re just the things that disappointed me the most, personally. So without further ado, I bring you 2021: the year in shit.

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What I’ve Been Reading: October 24, 2021

I don’t really feel like writing up today’s What I’ve Been Reading, to be honest. It’s not like I’ve lost my passion for blogging or anything; it’s just that I don’t feel these are the best articles that I could be sharing. But I’m also too lazy to go out and look for more, so have three articles of varying quality, one of which I’ll criticize quite a bit.

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