Category Archives: Popular culture

Misha on Modern Romance

Over at Google Plus, Misha Burnett makes a rather telling observation about romances in fiction: When did emotionally abusive relationships become the new normal in Science Fiction?  I keep running into storylines where the male lead “proves” his love for … Continue reading

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A Former Trek Fan’s Comment on the Marketing of Star Trek Discovery

Reader and former Star Trek fan Gamera977 has more to say on Star Trek Discovery in a response to my post on start-a-fight marketing: Thanks Rawle, I was thinking they were going down the same route as the ‘Ghostbusters’ remake … Continue reading

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Big Media Tries “Start a Fight” Marketing

While I have no plans to watch the recently released Star Trek: Discovery — both because of its premise and because I’m not a Trek fan — I have observed its pre-release marketing campaign over the past few months, and … Continue reading

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Responses to My Post on Conservatives and Art

My blog post yesterday about why conservatives shun the arts sparked a wide-ranging discussion, with Brian Niemeier, Daytime Renegade, Yakov Merkin, Jeffro Johnson, and many others chiming in. All of them disagreed with me, and the common theme of all … Continue reading

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Of Conservatives and Art

UPDATE: Brian Niemeier responds. UPDATE 2: Daytime Renegade responds. UPDATE 3: Yakov Merkin responds. Recently, Brian Niemeier put up a post criticizing conservatives for abandoning their ideological allies in the workplace whenever SJWs demand their firing. He asserts that conservative … Continue reading

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2.B.A. Master, Pokemon’s Surprisingly Good Soundtrack

Back in the innocent days of the 90s, a little Game Boy game from Japan called Pokemon took the US by storm. It became a national obsession, with a well-regarded television anime and a dizzying array of collectibles turning up … Continue reading

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I Do Like Romance

Recently, I’ve been listening to a Youtuber who calls himself “Diversity & Comics,” or D&C. From the side of a road or in a parking lot, he would review comics, usually Marvel. If the comic was good, he would praise … Continue reading

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In the Face of Gaming, Hollywood Lives

Much is made of the fact that the game industry as a whole pulls in more money than the film industry as a whole. This is sometimes taken as evidence that gaming is set to eclipse film (and even television) … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Iron Fist as I Watched It

The following is a series of thoughts that went through my mind as I watched the Iron Fist series on Netflix. I had written this at the time I initially watched the show, but decided to hold off on posting … Continue reading

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Observations on K. C. Undercover

One day, a friend of mine put on the Disney Channel comedy K. C. Undercover, about a family of secret agents with a teenage daughter and son, as well as a group of friends who are also secret agents. As … Continue reading

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