The Algorithm is going to send a lot of “Bizarre Adventure” fans here, and I’m just gonna have to accept that

[Reading Time: 5 minutes] Bottom Line: I'm late to the party, but Jojo's 2018 re-release of her 2004 debut album is fantastic. I experience new music in a very deliberate way. First of all, I need to be in the right mood. I don't know how to explain it; the moment just has to feel … Continue reading The Algorithm is going to send a lot of “Bizarre Adventure” fans here, and I’m just gonna have to accept that

AWD Style Guide

I’ve slowly grown more comfortable with my own inconsistencies in my writing and formatting. You’ve ALL noticed that I sometimes leave i uncapitalized, a deliberate move on my part to show that I’m not taking that particular sentence too seriously, nor taking myself seriously enough to justify the capitalization of the first person. Sometimes I’ll … Continue reading AWD Style Guide

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[Reading Time: 2-3 minutes; no spoilers] Amanda "The live-action Aladdin is on there—" Me "Wait, really? Disney Plus is offering the new stuff?" Amanda "Yeah!" Me "...But that's on, like, the Premium Plan or something, right?" Amanda "There's only one plan. You pay $6.99 a month and get access to everything." Me "It's seven dollars a … Continue reading D+

I highly recommend The Official Watchmen Podcast

[Reading Time: 9-10 minutes] This review discusses mature topics, including rape, murder, suicide, and hate crimes; and contains spoilers for the Watchmen comic, film, and TV series. If you:(1) Are interested in the analysis of film as a medium(2) Enjoy nerdy examinations of storytelling(3) Are unsure about the HBO series, either having watched some already … Continue reading I highly recommend The Official Watchmen Podcast

The English-language terms we use to talk about trans issues are imperfect

[Originally posted on Facebook.] I BEGIN WRITING THIS POST WITH A LOUD, EXASPERATED SIGH AND A FRUSTRATED SHAKE OF MY HEAD BACK AND FORTH. Old, white, conservative baby boomers like Dennis Prager get so hung up about transgender people in a way that almost certainly ultimately points inward toward their own internal psychological difficulties facing … Continue reading The English-language terms we use to talk about trans issues are imperfect

How would YOU successfully run a nuclear fallout shelter?

[Reading Time: 10-11 minutes] This review contains spoilers for American Horror Story: Apocalypse, and the game Fallout: New Vegas. I watched American Horror Story’s “Apocalypse” season on Hulu without ever having seen a single AHS episode ever. And I really liked it! My favorite part of the season was the beginning, and while that might … Continue reading How would YOU successfully run a nuclear fallout shelter?

Shadowkeep felt much more difficult than previous DLC releases

[Reading Time: 6-7 minutes] My sister and I are really enjoying the new Destiny expansion. We did zero power-leveling, didn't save bounties beforehand, just flew our ships straight to the moon and hit Start. Neither of us really know what we're doing. We were at a constant disadvantage either from using new armor without perks … Continue reading Shadowkeep felt much more difficult than previous DLC releases