We’re talking all about the entertainment industry today. Do I really want to be talking about the industry today? No, but we kinda have to. Such is life.Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: August 28th, 2022”
A brief one this week, just so I can say that I made at least one post in the month of July.Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: July 24, 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.Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: May 8, 2022”
I was supposed to write an essay or two in the past month, and to be honest, it just slipped my mind. So instead I’m back with thinkpiece links, both in text and video form. Today we’re covering anime dubbing, the A.V. Club, and the Oscars.Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: April 10, 2022”
I meant to post this edition of WIBR last weekend, but I just kinda… forgot. So here it is, a week late. Oopsie-doodles! Read on for pieces on streaming apps, music journalism, and of course, the Oscars. (Wait, they’re still doing those???)Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: March 13, 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.)Continue reading “Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2022”
Content warnings: sexual abuse; suicide; death
This blog’s most time-honoured  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.Continue reading “The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2021”
We’ve got a lot to cover this week: Paramore; terrible restaurants; and Internet “sleuths,” among other topics. So let’s just dive right in and see what happens.Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: December 12, 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.Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: June 13, 2021”
As March rolls on and winter wanes, people are still writing things on the Internet. Such is the way of the world. This week, we’re talking about sandwiches, journalism, and video game release dates.Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: March 7, 2021”