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: 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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What I’ve Been Reading: January 17, 2021

It’s time for 2021’s first edition of What I’ve Been Reading. I was supposed to post most of this back in 2020, but I’m going to be honest, I kept forgetting. So that’s why some of the articles are a little old. But I promise they’re good!… Okay, I can’t even promise that. Anyway, read on. If you want. I don’t know. I’m not your boss.

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What I’ve Been Reading: February 16, 2020

This is going to be a weird edition of What I’ve Been Reading, because it merits quite a bit of discussion, but I also don’t want to do a big, long write-up. So I’m going to try to condense what I want to say into just a few words. I probably won’t succeed. In any case, here are some articles about game streaming, theme park speculation, and spiders! Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading: February 16, 2020”