Forget your “tiger kings” and “baby Yodas”. Here are…

My little screen did me a lot of good.

A TV with static. In the static is a selection of characters.
A TV with static. In the static is a selection of characters.
Only in 2020 could stories about loneliness and bloodbath Cartel battles be considered “relief”.

Not since high school has numbers had the power to make me recoil in fear. True, working in retail has resulted in infrequent flashbacks to doing sums in my head like some sort of supercomputer. That being said, the shame in getting that weekly notification telling me I’ve spent the same amount of time on my phone in a week than it would take to fly to America and back TWICE — well, that’s pretty crushing.


It’s been a difficult, horrible year but here are…

From blissful islands full of animals to literal battles through hell

(L-R) Animal Crossing, Binding of Isaac, Hades, AC & Among Us
(L-R) Animal Crossing, Binding of Isaac, Hades, AC & Among Us
They may not all be bright and cheery but they helped put a smile on my face.

Let’s get to know each other a bit: What was the first thing you did upon realizing that 2020 was going to skip the prosperity of the “Roaring ’20s” and jump right into the depression?


While the world may feel like it’s ground down to a halt this year, there’s no shortage of great media out there: here are some recommendations.

Gaming

A Short Hike
Adamgryu

There’s been some Gamer Discourse™ lately, though when is there not. It echoes a question that people have been asking for centuries: is length all that important?


Everyone’s favourite quarantine pastime…

Island life could always be sweeter

Picture the scene. My friends travel over to my place. When they arrive, we eat beautiful food together, often fruit. We go shopping. We attack the local animal residents with our tools. One of my friends sneezes on an owl.


Wash your hands…do not touch your face…stay indoors…

In these trying times, let’s remember what matters; a 2017 movie “for kids”.

Paddington looking at a pop-up book of London.
Paddington looking at a pop-up book of London.

A few days ago, during my daily ritual of falling down the social media rabbit hole, I came across this tweet:


Before you started reading this post, had you ever pondered about what a hyper-object is? For those not in the know hyper-objects, a term coined by Timothy Morton, are those things that we know exist and are aware of but cannot physically grasp. An easy example is race because while we can point out examples of skin colour, you couldn’t literally hold such a concept in your hands and show it to someone. Class is something that fits this mould, of which I never had a huge understanding of when I was younger. …


It’s hard to think that, in a timeline where it’s more likely than ever something you love is owned by them, that there was ever a time that it felt like Disney were struggling. As much as Iger and co. …

Liam Menzies

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