Monthly Archives: April 2014

Day 26. Z is for zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  This contest is over. I have also coincidentally got my marks for the semester and can rest easy. The regular ravings will resume shortly, but right now it is time to sleep. Actually, I am setting this post to … Continue reading

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Day 25. Y is for your truly engages in some self-parody

I was recently re-reading Robert Frost’s famous poem, “The Road Less Taken”, and it occurred to me that the dilemma that Frost describes reminds me of the one I face between oppressive, unfettered capitalism and oppressive statism. The fact that … Continue reading

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Day 24. X is for Xenosaga

  This is the most frustrating video game franchise in existence, for me. Rarely is there a series that so perfectly manages to marry a lot of really cool ideas with terrible execution. Xenosaga is a sort of spiritual successor … Continue reading

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QotD: Obedience and liturgy

Eve Tushnet: If we had this idea of the mask of obedience, we might look at how our practices shape our understandings of obedience: What does the mask typically look like? When we look at the gestures of obedience within … Continue reading

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Day 23. W is for W.H. Auden

I have watched through a window a World that is fallen, The mating and malice of men and beasts, The corporate greed of quiet vegetation, And the homesick little obstinate sobs Of things thrown into being. I would gladly forget; … Continue reading

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Day 22. V is for video games, underrated, with music

Hey guys. The writing well is running a bit dry at the moment, so it’s time for a list. Here are some games which I consider to be a bit underrated, and which I think have some cool music. Secret … Continue reading

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Day 21. U is for Ursula K. Le Guin

I started reading Le Guin’s novel, The Dispossessed yesterday. As I am only three chapters in, these thoughts will likely be a bit scattershot. – This is shaping up to be the most political of Le Guin’s novels that I’ve … Continue reading

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Day 20. T is for Thomism

Thomism refers to the school of theological/philosophical thought that developed out of St. Thomas Aquinas’ work. To a lot of religious folk, Aquinas remains an example of the worst excesses of Roman rationalistic theology – an arrogant and presumptuous attempt … Continue reading

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Day 19. S is for Serial Experiments: Lain

I was introduced to Lain about a decade ago by a goth kid in my high school’s anime club. It remains one of the few pieces of pop culture from my teenage years that has survived into adulthood with virtually … Continue reading

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Day 18. R is for Rarity is best pony

  File under “ohmygosh how have candy coloured ponies absorbed so much of my time and money??”. I think we need a bit of silliness after the past few days. Fashion is something that has always remained slightly arcane to … Continue reading

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