…A brotherly mind will love in me what you teach to be lovable, and will regret in me what you teach to be regrettable. St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve likely seen me post daily updates regarding a Google Doc I put together, the FGC Ban Catalog. It is only […]Read More The FGC Ban Catalog: Why It Exists
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 […]Read More It *Is* That Deep
A few years ago, I was living with my brother and his wife, and it was difficult for me and my sister-in-law to connect. She was born and raised in the Chinese province of Sichuan, living in its biggest city, Chengdu, right up until the prior year when she and my brother moved to the […]Read More Infiltration Will Compete Again in 2020. He Shouldn’t. Here’s Why.
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 […]Read More The Slippery Slope Arguments About FGC Issues Are Pointless Punditry
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 […]Read More Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 2 – Star Players and Power Imbalances
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 […]Read More Fighting the Rot in the Fighting Game Community Pt. 1 – Cronyism
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 […]Read More Road Diaries – For Evo, It’s Always a Step Forward and Two Steps Back