I was "hired" to write an article about Homestuck...
It’s a comics blog with an academic theory slant (favored philosopher: Foucault). There’s also a lot of stuff about manga and gender; for a comics blog where most of the commentators are dudes who argue about what’s “objectively” better, it’s a really welcoming place. I was thinking of covering (behind the cut): [[MORE]] 1. How Homestuck takes on internet...
A List of Words With Very Specific Meanings →
Cracked is awesome.
Blue Lines Revisited: minimoonstar: “Cheaters may... →
minimoonstar: troisroyaumes: minimoonstar: minimoonstar: “Cheaters may almost never win but, given equal opportunity and a large enough competition, the winners are almost always cheaters.” — Reality Is Rigged - a game theory esque explanation of why meritocratic setups produce (over time) imperfect outcomes. (via tomewing) You’re probably realizing this as I write, Tom, but strongly...
Electric Summer (mix) →
Short but hopefully well-sequenced mix that starts with Carly Ray Jepsen and ends with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (because why not XD).
Then, too, it might be well to unify the team of... →
Or, how Isaac Asimov accidentally invented slash.
Tickets for 2NE1's NJ and LA shows on sale... →
I am in England, so I’m not going, but someone reading this will probably care, right? (Thanks Trevor for the time correction!)
One day, Violet reveals her plan of resisting the... →
A book by MT Anderson, author of Octavian Nothing, which for inexplicable reasons I have not read yet. This is an error I will correct soon.
My new article for The Atlantic about Kyary Pamyu... →
maddieloveskpop: mbmelodies: 1. I swear I’ll take a break from writing about Kyary Pamyu Pamyu now. 2. Here’s a topic near to my heart - “weird Japan,” which is often so ridiculous. Kyary and, to some extent, Momoiro seem to be exploiting this, though. This essay is great and the comments section is horrible. Those MVs are weird, but like Pee Wee’s Playhouse or Madoka Magika is...
Kpop Hearts the 80s (mix) →
It’s pretty close to being a Sweetunes mix, but hopefully with enough other stuff to be interesting. Made because I came around to really liking Infinite and that one Girls’ Day song and wondered if there was other similar stuff floating around, XD. What I learned is that “80s” means either “nostalgia” or “excess” to Kpop music video directors. Also...
NIH urges fewer trainee and more permanent... →
For Kara (edit: and Tari!)
MIT creates glucose fuel cell to power implanted... →
Further news from our ubiquitous-computing future.
Q & A with Megaman Creator Keiji Inafune →
“Inafune: Chris, you say that you like Japanese games, but you don’t like them now, right? You like the old ones. You like the new ones sometimes, but you always liked the old ones, right?” This interview is comedy gold! I’m out of the gaming loop, though, so I can’t evaluate his arguments about innovation. Via this article by J Parish, whom I heart, as I mentioned to...
With more and more peers to defend against, males... →