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Halo: the Demise of the Arcade in Favor of the Real

Like any true millennial nerd, reared in the lap of Microsoft and Sony, I’ve recently been playing through the now completed (I think) Halo: Master Chief Collection. As the name implies, it’s all the games rolled now into one volume. And a total delight. Most of my teenage existence revolved around Halo. All my friends […]

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The Masquerade of Cancel Culture

I want to preface this with the fact that I am not a turncoat. I haven’t gone to pout in the embrace of the Alt-Right. I am the same Leftist I’ve been since many younger Leftists were even born. And yet it is considered something of a cardinal sin to not only believe Cancel Culture […]

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Finding the Brink at the Edge of a Cliff

The most intense flood of relief I’ve felt in years came when I placed the barrel of a rifle underneath my chin the evening before Election Day. Finally: no more attempting to hold things together, no more trying and trying and trying to be happy. No more wondering what more I could do if therapy […]

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A Dirge For Harpies

I have survived Too long, too much Indeed, withstood To fall now Down, farther into greater shadows The light will not drift I will not allow that I have allowed too much Already Piranhas orbit Rude carrion Crawl across the spine However bent, however broken Taking little pieces of me Viciously, delightedly Careless No longer […]

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Cyberpunk 2077: More Than Just A Game

It’s an experience, and I don’t say that lightly. I’ve been religiously playing games since I was old enough to hold a controller and reach all the buttons. Before I could go through the whole alphabet, I could go through every level of Super Mario World. So when I say that Cyberpunk 2077 is one […]

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