Category Archives: pop culture and its discontents

JoshW invites you to: come on hear him talk about the ILLINOISE

  Music has become more important to me again. I mean in the sense of approaching it as an art form I can seek out an intentional experience with, and not just as background noise, which is what it kinda … Continue reading

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Other friends

When it comes to picking a favourite movie of 2019, I have, as usual, a small pool to work with. I could choose the new Terence Malick movie about Franz Jagerstatter, but it has the problem of my not having … Continue reading

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Writing about The End of Evangelion, kinda

C.S. Lewis said something to the effect that if we take the immortality of the soul seriously, there is no rock bottom. A soul overcome by evil will not just stop at being bad, but keep drifting into the direction … Continue reading

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love’s neverdoneing lawlessness

I’ve talked a lot about pop-culturey stuff on this blog, so perhaps one way to ease into a somewhat different kind of normal is to talk about it from an angle I rarely do: music. A little over a decade … Continue reading

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Your theses, my angels, are they not cruel?

So, Neon Genesis Evangelion hit Netflix recently, which prompted a re-watch on my part, which means I have an Opinion on it.

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Stand by me

I don’t want to live a double life. That’s part of why I write here about a lot of my weird personal stuff here in addition to all the…whatever it is I do on this blog. Anyway, it turns out … Continue reading

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Critical Analyses of Utena

Instead of giving you guys just one take on this weird show, I’m just going to cram a whole bunch of them together. You’re welcome!

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La filette revolutionaire

The trouble is that it’s already been over a month since I wrapped up my Ulysses re-read; I may need to go back at it again if I want to keep writing about it. This whole thing is threatening to … Continue reading

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Briefly; spidey-widey

I thought I was through talking about movies and such for now (even if I was exaggerating a tad for dramatic effect), but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is so notable that it seemed worthy of giving, uh, note. Inasmuch as … Continue reading

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Other reading notes

Just some quick thoughts on other things I’ve been reading.

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