Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ecology of the Mushroom Kingdom – The Evolution and Ethnobotany of the Piranha Plant

People often think of plants as a relatively static form of life. They are more passive and reactive to their environment as opposed to the more active and dynamic animals. Some people have trouble even thinking of plants as anything … Continue reading

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Spect-actors in Novels and Video Games

Reading Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to GH for the first time was a traumatic experience for me. I was extremely surprised by my reaction to the text. Only a few pages in I was thrust into existential panic attacks … Continue reading

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Super Princess Peach

I’ve been wondering about how Princess Peach is regarded in different countries, and how much of that possible difference is due to Super Mario Bros 2. Growing up, I didn’t know a single kid who ever played that game as … Continue reading

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A Suit To Fit Every Man, or The Folly of Formalism

A few weeks ago, several people in the gaming industry/discussion circles created a controversy by declaring that certain people were not real game designers and their work was not real games. Instead, they were simply “zines” and there was a … Continue reading

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