Tag: #Fandom

  • It *Is* That Deep

    It *Is* That Deep

    It is the ubiquitous phrase you see used across social media whenever someone posts about something that offended them: “It ain’t that deep.” Naturally, it implies that whomever was offended is simply looking way too far past the intent of whatever was posted and is overreacting. The most common place you’ll see this is on […]

  • The Slippery Slope Arguments About FGC Issues Are Pointless Punditry

    The Slippery Slope Arguments About FGC Issues Are Pointless Punditry

    When did everyone become a pundit? I don’t mean the strictest definition, which is a so-called expert in an area giving their opinion to the public; I mean more so in how every argument is longer about defending or arguing for anything on principle, but defending or arguing for what the reaction would be by […]

  • Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 2 – Star Players and Power Imbalances

    Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 2 – Star Players and Power Imbalances

    A couple weeks ago, I published the first of multiple blog posts which looked to examine how the fighting game community (FGC), as a whole, was uniquely served to set up situations of abuse and harassment, largely in response to a wave of incidents that have come to light in the recent month. The initial […]

  • Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 1 – Cronyism

    Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 1 – Cronyism

    Last time I wrote for the blog, I was covering my trip to the Evolution tournament in Las Vegas and the positives and negatives of that trip. As I was writing that piece, I found myself having to frequently amend it as the days went on because it seemed like there was a new scandal […]

  • Road Diaries – For Evo, It’s Always a Step Forward and Two Steps Back

    Road Diaries – For Evo, It’s Always a Step Forward and Two Steps Back

    Evolution 2019 was, as usual, the biggest tournament of the year so far, and once again I made the trip up to Sin City and the Mandalay Bay resort/casino in order to participate. Ever since I was first aware of the greater fighting game community, I always recognized Evo as it. The I-Ching. The sum of […]

  • Road Diaries – The Hardcore, DIY Spirit of Combo Breaker

    Road Diaries – The Hardcore, DIY Spirit of Combo Breaker

    “…This is the place?” As our vehicle pulled up to the MegaCenter of the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, which has been the site of the past few Combo Breaker tournaments, I have to admit that my initial reaction was less than enthusiastic. I was attending the event for the first time, and I […]

  • Loose Screws – The NRS Community and Growing Pains

    Loose Screws – The NRS Community and Growing Pains

    I think everyone who has ever been involved with the Fighting Game Community can remember their first time. No, get your head out of the gutter, I’m talking about something else! What I’m talking about is that first time that you feel, whether it’s during a late-night meal after a practice session or in a […]