Category Archives: Essays

Music: Not Really My Thing

Some of my co-workers were having a discussion recently about Freddie Mercury. I don’t recall the conversation entirely, but at one point, they asked my opinion. I had to tell them honestly that I didn’t know who he was. I … Continue reading

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Bullying & Social Injustice

Without going into too much detail, this past year has been a tough one for me. Career-wise, I hit a huge brick wall last Fall. Depression has reared its ugly head quite often in the last year. Recently, I’ve started … Continue reading

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Why I’m Tired of Star Wars

Star Wars news in the last year has been primarily about two things: Disney bought the franchise rights from LucasFilm, and a new series of movies. We’re not just getting a new trilogy in Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, though. … Continue reading

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Long-Term Thinking for Comic Books

Events sell. I won’t deny that. In my article, Comics are My Literature, I mentioned that what pulled me back in to reading comics was the Death of Superman. Back then, in the early 1990s, shocking, event-driven comic book stories … Continue reading

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What WWE is Missing: In Defence of the PG Era

It’s likely a bad idea to read YouTube or wrestling news comments, but like a train wreck, it’s impossible to look away. The most common gripe against WWE is they need to stop being a PG-rated product. “They need to … Continue reading

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Objectification vs. Idealization

Being an avid comic book reader for a long time, I’ve seen the objectification of women at its worst. Comics  are notorious for depicting women with almost hilariously disproportionate bodies. It’s something I’ve begrudgingly accepted because of three reasons: one, … Continue reading

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End Game – Author vs. Author’s Work

With the release of the first full trailer of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, the arguments have been reborn and the talk of boycotting the movie has been reignited. Card’s views on homosexuality has slowly become more common, public knowledge. Not … Continue reading

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