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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Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2022

As I do every year, I’ve made a list of the stuff I’m most anticipating. As usual, it’s mostly video games. But there’s also some stuff that isn’t video games! (See? I’m somewhat unpredictable.) I should also add the disclaimer that sometimes things miss their scheduled release dates, so don’t sue me. Sue your local bookstore instead! (Don’t sue bookstores.)

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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: June 13, 2021

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with each other. How are you doing? Are you doing okay? Are you feeling comfortable in your skin? Would you like to slither out of that skin and grow a new one? How digested is that rat you swallowed whole? Don’t you think that legs are stupid and useless? Isn’t having a forked tongue cool?

Anyway, today we’re talking about COVID, nature, and tech.

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