Racism is not an acceptable opinion

There is a lot of talk about respecting people’s difference of an opinion and that otherwise it makes “freedom of speech” impossible. You must tolerate the intolerant or you are being intolerant. Who are you to judge someone? Many issues in the political discourse are nuanced and cannot be easily summarized but we ALSO cannot deny that there are some issues that are settled. The truth will not win if we don’t respect the truth and facts. This is why the Republican party is a terrorist organization.  They are ideologically backwards and rely on racism and hatred to get elected. … Continue reading Racism is not an acceptable opinion

Shade Reviews: Scary Stories you tell in the dark 2019

Scary Stories you tell in the Dark 2019 Dir: Andre Ovredal Producer: Guillermo Del Toro Starring: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris etc Based on the popular children’s horror anthologies of the same name, this movie is the best that PG-13 gets folks. I never read these books as a kid but I wish I had as this movie not only unraveled an entire anthology in the background of a plot, the film successfully uses excellent creature designs and effective world building to give you quite a good time. I must say the premise of the movie … Continue reading Shade Reviews: Scary Stories you tell in the dark 2019

Shade reviews: 47 meters down Uncaged 2019

47 Meters Down: Uncaged Dir: Johannes Roberts Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Corinne Fox, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone etc Another shark movie and a sequel to the decent 47 Meters down, this movie was good popcorn fodder but doesn’t rise to the heights of shark movie greats like Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, or The Shallows. This movie is a thrilling, fast paced experience with jump scares and it doesn’t really need to be anything else. This is the film debut of Sylvester Stallone’s daughter and also has Jamie Fox’s daughter as the co lead. The film’s story beats are fairly similar … Continue reading Shade reviews: 47 meters down Uncaged 2019

Destiny: Failstreamer

Destiny has recently been having actual leftists on more recently to debate him. I thought this was a good thing in general but I do think it has exposed his own failings very clearly. First of all, the guy is clearly much more comfortable debating right wingers. I think his clearly aggressive style and aloof, assholish demeanor is the perfect foil for the right because they very often are very similar. It also doesn’t actually take much to dismantle their arguments. However, Destiny is also very capable of arguing for extended lengths of time and enjoys it. I think this … Continue reading Destiny: Failstreamer

The right hates democracy

The current right wing in the United States of America has contempt for democracy. You see it every day and in their efforts to suppress voters to maintain power. The press acts flummoxed when the Republican party continues to act hypocritical and fascistic and yet this is all very predictable. Honestly, anyone who has seen just a few clips of Fox News should understand how the right wing operates. They do not offer ideas but exist to maintain the people in power and prevent the undesirables from making any progress. However, the right cannot win if they rely on majority … Continue reading The right hates democracy

We could end poverty if we just tried.

If a 3.8% tax was imposed on everyone at double the poverty line, we could end global poverty today. You heard me right, we can end poverty right now. We have the resources and the prosperity, we just lack the will. This is really disturbing to me how this hasn’t been done yet. What kind of monsters are we that we don’t demand that our elected leaders force the very richest people to shoulder a higher burden and for all of us to band together to help everyone who needs it. We as human beings shouldn’t ever be reduced to … Continue reading We could end poverty if we just tried.

Fire Emblem Reviewathon: Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword (2003, GBA)

Fire Emblem Blazing Sword was the seventh entry in Nintendo’s turn based, strategy, rpg series. This was the first game in the series to be localized for an English audience. Most gamers in the west were introduced to Marth and Roy via Super Smash Bros Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube. Fire Emblem 7 was the second Fire Emblem game for the Game Boy Advance and the first of the two we would get in the west. Fire Emblem Binding Blade( FE6) was considered to be not worth localizing. As someone who is playing it right now in preparation for the … Continue reading Fire Emblem Reviewathon: Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword (2003, GBA)

Shade Reviews: Crawl

Crawl (2019) Dir: Alexander Aja Starring: Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper Producer: Sam Raimi Crawl is a 2019 creature feature that pits an estranged daughter and her Father against a bunch of alligators during a category 5 hurricane. This movie was easily the most competent killer alligator movie I have ever seen. To be fair, there are not too many competent killer gator movies out there, and that is fine with me as normally creature features are meant to be B movie fun. I am a fan of so bad it is good type movies but this is not one … Continue reading Shade Reviews: Crawl

Shade reviews: Spiderman: Far from home

Spiderman: Far from Home (2019) Dir: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L Jackson, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhall, Marisa Tomei, and Jon Favreau. Spiderman: Far from home is the second film with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spiderman (Tom Holland) as the lead and is the final chapter is Phase three of the MCU. For those of you not familiar with comic books and superheroes, they are no stranger to long form storytelling. The MCU is the first real success for a major film studio to construct a cinematic universe, with actual story, and make money. The first major story arc comprised … Continue reading Shade reviews: Spiderman: Far from home

Fissure in the Democratic Party

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/07/democratic-party-pelosi-omar-trump   “At its root, then, the Democratic Party is more a contradiction than a coalition: a giant, lumbering political machine piloted by centrists and undergirded by corporate money, yet paradoxically the default vehicle for opposition to an increasingly feral and reactionary right”. (quote from above Jacobin article) This line is a bit flowery but I think it perfectly sums up the problem in the current political climate of the United States. It is a age old problem that has always plagued the left, the problem of us tending to eat each other and self-sabotage. The right has always been … Continue reading Fissure in the Democratic Party

Current Events and feeling angry

The current status of politics in the world today is very disheartening and is bound to cause a lot of anger and sadness. I feel both of those things and it is draining. I keep up to date with current events despite how angry and sad it makes me because I feel obligated to. I understand that it is okay to take a brief respite but at the same time, it is also a a privilege that many other folks don’t have. African American men and women don’t get to choose whether or not they are judged for their race … Continue reading Current Events and feeling angry

Favorite Ace Attorney Prosecutors 10-7

On the other stand in each of the Ace Attorney titles stands a prosecutor that opposes you in most of the cases, and because of this, they are some of the most important characters in the series. Normally, each main title introduces a single new prosecutor that will oppose you in many of the cases. Currently, the main Ace Attorney series has 6 entries and 3 side outings that introduce multiple new detectives and prosecutors. I will be doing separate lists for both attorneys and prosecutors and will be listing all of them in the order I feel I like … Continue reading Favorite Ace Attorney Prosecutors 10-7