Life, is. (Strange)

Let’s All Love Max. Initially, i found Life is Strange to be a sprawling, poorly written, pandering, scattered mess. My take on it will be no better, But i need to write up something soon, before the sequel swallows the franchise into something even further beyond my grasp. In the year or so since playing, … More Life, is. (Strange)

The War Economy Awakens: Thanatos and Hegemony in Star Wars.

(Rogue One came out in my country a week or so ago. In celebration of how little i can be bothered with it, here’s an utterly useless and untimely analysis of the Force Awakens.) (Small disclaimer: i wrote most of this post before the news of  Carrie Fisher’s death. My personal attacks against Leia aren’t … More The War Economy Awakens: Thanatos and Hegemony in Star Wars.

Fallout 4 and Gone Home: Agency as Tide in Videogames.

So I tried Fallout 4 recently. By which I mean I mostly sat on a coach and watched someone else play it. It’s not relevant to any of this, but i’m still navigating just how much truth is a virtue in blog-posting. Anyway. I was mostly apathetic about the game’s release; while New Vegas had … More Fallout 4 and Gone Home: Agency as Tide in Videogames.

Marvel as Time Loop: Dr Strange at the End of History

This review has some spoilers for Dr Strange. If you think Marvel films can be spoiled, don’t read it. It’s a Friday evening. You’re bored. You meet up with a couple of friends to see Marvel’s latest blockbuster. You were unsure whether to bother, but the ridiculously high ratings convinced you. Line up. Get popcorn, … More Marvel as Time Loop: Dr Strange at the End of History

Radical Immanence and the Disappearing Self – a Polemic Defence of Miley Cyrus.

In an industry that converts any potential expression of rebellion into a toothless commodity of spectacle, Miley Cyrus, with Dead Petz, by fully embracing herself as an absurdity, performs a synthesis of self-expression with the very conditions that prefigure the impossibility of such, to produce something both entirely absent and violently immediate, both impossible and … More Radical Immanence and the Disappearing Self – a Polemic Defence of Miley Cyrus.