Remember Me turned out to be an only okay game. I’m sad, because Nilin is so so cool (and basically a tumblr wet dream: strong emotionally complex but still badass mixed race woman). But yeah most of the things I liked about it felt like echoes of DMC which makes sense because Capcom. Combat is neat because you can customize but ends up feeling super repetitive after a while. Really cool/complex ideas but very tenuous connections between them. Worth playing, but not replaying. I’d give it a B- maybe? Or a B because I really really liked Nilin.
A reminder for today that supporting the idea that Oxford or Sir Francis Bacon or whoever wrote Shakespeare’s works is inherently classist and undermines the very essence of what makes Shakespeare great: the universality of his writing.
Also upsetting is the school of thought that someone else must have written the plays (a woman) because of the perceived homosexual nature of some of the sonnets. This also shows a misunderstanding of sexuality at the time, and is another example of bisexual erasure if we look at it through a modern lens. Also ridiculous is the idea that Shakespeare couldn’t have written so many plays set in Italy without ever having been there - because people assume that in this period each country was isolated and there were no immigrants - like Shakespeare could absolutely have met and spoken to Italians, Danes, Moors, etc. in London if that was necessary BUT because the plays mostly retell existing stories or are about English history, that level of research is not required and it is silly to suggest that Shakespeare would have had to be a globetrotting noble to write the play.
angry social justice kirk
aka canon Kirk
MY FAVOURITE THING SINCE FEMINIST HULK
I’m rewatching TOS and Kirk is literally like this. Social justice is the point of the show. It does nothing but promote sexual and racial equality. Anyone who acts like Kirk is just some outerspace ladies man needs to pay more attention (he is ALSO an outerspace ladies man) but he is a believer in individual rights to self determination first and foremost.
the glorification of kurt cobain and demonization of courtney love is so discouraging but a reminder that if you’re a man and you’re an abrasive, provocative, drug-addled musician then you’re the voice of a generation but if you’re all of those things and a woman, you’re a junkie succubus