A little while ago, I posted a Twitter thread that got a fair amount of attention for espousing what my views were on a recent video from Super Smash Bro. Melee player Aziz “Hax$” Al-Yami, which was epic in length and scope. In it, Hax$ gave what could generously be described as a post-apocalyptic lens […]Read More Hax$, Toonification, and the Death of Private Confrontation
I got a DM on Twitter from someone I’m familiar with in the Netherrealm games sub-community the other day, and it was a simple question: “Have you ever written about Tom?” “Tom” is “Tom Brady,” AKA Bill Menoutis, a longtime fixture in this particular sub-community and in the greater fighting game community for years and […]Read More I Don’t Give a Shit About “Tom Brady”
Recently, renowned FGC commentator (and honestly, ‘historian’ might be a title worth throwing in there) James Chen made some comments on Twitter relating to a problem he cared a lot about but couldn’t find much traction with others: To sum it up, Chen is increasingly concerned about a certain plateau that the fighting game genre […]Read More A Response to James Chen: Why Don’t More People Play Fighters?
“I knew right away when I agreed to do it. Either everything goes well and we get an investment and I take care of my players, or I’m fucked. I should have trusted my gut.” The sigh proceeding this statement from Jeremy McLamb, known to friends and fans as “Lambzy”, is weary and weighty, encompassing […]Read More From Ashes
“Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.” Noam Chomsky It is a tale as old as time – Some hot gossip or horrible truth takes over the fighting game community section of Twitter and other social media, and […]Read More Rethinking “Negativity”
“Ahab is for ever Ahab, man. This whole act’s immutably decreed. ‘Twas rehearsed by thee and me a billion years before the ocean rolled. Fool! I am the Fates’ lieutenant; I act under orders.” Herman Melville, Moby Dick (CW: Links containing descriptions of sexual harassment, transphobic language, domestic abuse) Over the summer, darkness lurking just […]Read More No Ahabs