Tag Archive | critique

Gamers: It’s Not About You

Tweet of the Day: Kristin’s Big Announcement ——- Note: What I am about to write applies, sadly enough, to any fandom. You have been warned. I just had several “conversations” with several gamers both on the Jimquisition and on YouTube and I noticed one thing: the fan doesn’t like to have their assumptions challenged. Why? […]

Lessons Learned: Politics in Video Games

Tweet of the Day: Upcoming Attractions: A Brief History Of Time Travel Documentary ——- My first official video on my new video game You Tube channel is up. I discuss the idea that video games and politics don’t mix. An idea that I find rather naive. Visit the channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSJwmEVas6IDMKaE3YA9_rA Link to the video […]

Space for Rent: Feminism is a Thing

Well, duh! But why say it? Because it needs to be said. It seems that when someone uses feminist theory to critique or dissect videogames a very common counterattack is that feminism has no place in the discussion. It is, somehow, inherently invalid and completely irrelevant to the subject at hand. This is the rhetorical […]

Space for Rent: Cultural Lens-Feminist Analysis

Tweeter of the Day: MIND MELD: Has Space Opera Lost Its Luster? ——— We start the Cultural Lens series with Feminist Literary Criticism. No surprise for those who have watched this space for some time. Now for some caveats: This is not a University level discussion, just a general approach to the subject. In-depth discussion […]

A Letter That Will Change The World

At least that what I am hoping for. And what is this letter that will do this? My query letter, of course. Mind you the world I am aiming to change is my own. Small target, I know. But still worth pursuing (in a totally selfish way). I written a few copies, but so far […]

BSG was not the best show on television.

And if it was, then American television sucks! “What are you talking about?” “Battlestar Galactica was the best show on….” No it was not. I say this as a disgruntled fan. I abandoned the show when the humans decended to Hell, or should I say New Caprica. Until that moment I defended the show every […]

If only life came with a monster truck option

Good news…. I got the first of my Beta back! Bad news…. I got a cold! I find myself reading and rereading the assesment and while I can not find any fault in it, I do have to fight the urge to “defend” my work. I am grateful to the person who wrote it (a […]