I Don’t Make ‘Content’

Most days I conscientiously try to avoid being perceived as ‘pretentious’. It’s a pretty nasty marker in many circles. There’s often a social pressure to present oneself on the internet as the ideal over the real, and no one’s ideal has traits that aren’t cool. But I will be pretentious today, because I’m goddamn sick […]

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Response to ButtonCheck – To play Neutral, You Have to Actually Check Buttons

A week or two ago, I got a notification of a tweet of mine being quote retweeted over on Twitter. Surprisingly, it was from ButtonCheck aka Ernesto Lopez Jr., a Texas-based Youtuber whose channel acts as a sort of quick-hit news source for fighting game community-related topics mixed in with some personal commentary. Even stranger, […]

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Breaking the Habit

I have a confession to make: I wasn’t particularly moved to anger at this tweet from the Capcom Fighters account This was far from the fawning praise of the infamous Evo tweet which included the full video of the celebration afterwards, just a still image noting the fact that Seon-Woo “Infiltration” Lee won the event […]

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Cloud Strife is the Greatest

WARNING: THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR FINAL FANTASY VII and REMAKE. DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU There’s a moment in my life that I think about almost every day. I was finishing up my student teaching in winter of 2016, a pretty turbulent semester at a middle school with a thankfully tolerant group of kids. […]

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