Monthly Archives: May 2014

Comic Characters – Kitty Pryde and Jubilee

I know this is going to be controversial, but I never much cared for Kitty Pryde. That’s a bit harsh, she’s been in some great comics and is extremely important to the mythos. But… she’s just too perfect for me … Continue reading

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Comic Characters – Karma

Karma is one of the best X-Men you’ve never heard of or read any comics that featured. I find it interesting which super powers tend to be “hero powers” and which tend to be “villain powers.” Most powers are pretty … Continue reading

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Comic Characters – Magneto and Xavier

The X-Men succeed in spite of their actual content. I recently reread the entire run of Uncanny X-Men and let me tell you, most of it is terrible. The X-Men are so beloved and important because they are a bunch … Continue reading

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Cultural Keystone Pokemon

The phrase “cultural keystone species” was introduced in 2004 in a paper by Ann Garibaldi and Nancy Turner. The whole paper is available to read online, and its worth reading. The idea is similar to that of the ecological keystone … Continue reading

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Comic Characters – Deadpool

Deadpool may seem like an odd choice to talk about here. He’s the result of 90s-era “radical extreme” Marvel comics and was created by Rob Liefeld just because he wanted to draw the DC comics villain Deathstroke while working for … Continue reading

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Link’s Awakening

Link’s Awakening, first released in 1993, was the first Zelda game to appear on a portable console. Originally planned as a port of Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening became its own game and, despite the primitive limitations of the … Continue reading

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No Homodachi

A lot has already been written about Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life controversy, and honestly I kind of wondered if there was any need for me to say anything when there are already so many well-written responses (like Samantha Allen’s, which pulls no punches … Continue reading

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