Bookstore at the edge of memory pt 1

Gareth’s insomnia wouldn’t ever let up. He rubbed his sleepy eyes and glanced over morosely at his bedside table. The picture of a beaming woman stared back at him and he immediately looked away feeling the sting he always did when he looked at her. Gareth stumbled out of his bed nearly tangling himself further in a web of sheets and blankets. He also nearly tripped on a box of old photographs he could no longer bear to look at as he descended the stairs of his home. The walls were bare and cold and the emptiness of the home … Continue reading Bookstore at the edge of memory pt 1

Divisions and how to communicate better: A sermon on the dirtbag left, being a vulnerable man, and how to better be able to foster healthy communicatio and happiness

Did that title blow your mind? Did it make you roll your eyes and click off the site? Regardless of your reasoning I would like to take some of your time and talk frankly with you. I have had a lot of thoughts running through my head the past weekend. I was at my friends wedding, and I was dealing with social anxiety, feeling lonely, etc etc. I also was doing some serious self-reflection on how to be better in large groups and how to communicate better. A friend of mine was having some issues with his girlfriend and the … Continue reading Divisions and how to communicate better: A sermon on the dirtbag left, being a vulnerable man, and how to better be able to foster healthy communicatio and happiness

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

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

Favorite Ace Attorney characters complete

Ace attorney is one of my favorite game series of all time. I enjoy the characters and story most of all and while it is more of a visual novel than a traditional video game, these games have truly changed my life and are a comfort to me in times I am down. Part of my college thesis was introducing ways to incorporate fictional characters into therapy by using the strengths and weakness of the client and the fictional person they admire to encourage growth. These are my favorite characters in the Ace attorney series and its four spin off … Continue reading Favorite Ace Attorney characters complete

Rant: Rise of Skywalker rumors

So I heard that the plot about Rey’s parents being nobodies is gonna get retconned. I am not surprised but still fairly annoyed at this. The toxic fanbase of Star Wars is gonna get a major retcon in the final episode of the his new trilogy and to be honest, they still will probably hate it. Honestly, I don’t know many people who didn’t really dislike this film and I am one of the few who enjoyed it that I know. I should emphasize that I do not love the movie but find it very fun. It is Star Wars … Continue reading Rant: Rise of Skywalker rumors

For a more compassionate and healthier masculinity

You’ve probably heard the term toxic masculinity used in feminist discourse to describe the behaviors and reinforcement of those behaviors that is taught to boys and young men that actually harms them and women. Often this subject is very touchy and is misrepresented by men who are not actually all that concerned with whether or not men can change their gender roles or how they express themselves to other people. I am a feminist and believe both that men can be masculine without being toxic and that men can have feminine behaviors and roles as well. I see no problem … Continue reading For a more compassionate and healthier masculinity

Author’s note

Dear readers, if there are any of you left. I would like to update you on my current to do list in terms of writing projects.   Dias de los Muertos: I am hoping to finish at least two more stories this year and I am sorry for the delay. Phoenix Wright series: I hope to do an in depth review of the Phoenix Wright series. Anime deep dives: I want to talk about what I really value and love about anime that I really enjoy. This will sometimes mean a lot of gushing and sometimes disorganized discussions. I will … Continue reading Author’s note

My political stances: Pt 2

Freedom of Speech: There is something quite insidious with how words are sometimes employed today and the free speech absolutists and the reactionary who weaponizes it are seriously annoying. Personally, I believe that freedom of speech is very important assuming that everyone comes to the table with the goal of learning and discussing their differing views. However, I think that absolutionists are very silly with how black and white they are about it. Even while recognizing the material disadvantages of the left, the left wing free speech warriors will defend their enemies and claim that this principle is something that … Continue reading My political stances: Pt 2

Feeling vulnerable and taking risks

I am often a huge hypocrite when I show derision for men who have trouble sharing their emotions. It is true that there is a subtle push for men to be far more assertive and less emotionally available. It is also true that men have emotions and that it is okay to have emotions. However, as men, we are encouraged to show certain emotions more than others. We are encouraged to be more aggressive and assertive and allowed to show anger more than most. Being sad and vulnerable is discouraged. Times have changed a lot and many men do not … Continue reading Feeling vulnerable and taking risks

List of my top 7 MCU Films

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a Hollywood staple since the 2008 success Iron Man starring the incredible Robert Downey Jr. After Endgame finished it felt like the beginning of a new era for Marvel movies and one wonders if the writers can reignite the magic of what I will call the first three phases of the Marvel cinematic Universe, or what I will also call the Infinity saga. I have watched marvel films sinceĀ  the early 2000’s era, in which these films were much more bombastic and silly, (which is great), and I love the variety of stories and … Continue reading List of my top 7 MCU Films

Crisis of masculinity

Is masculinity under attack? Are straight white men the last acceptable group to demonize? Both of these are fairly damning questions and are difficult to answer without some reframing and a long discussion. But let me attempt to answer one major problem that I see myself facing and probably other young men facing. I have difficulty making friends and reading body language and this has meant I have tended to be extremely literal. I often had difficulty understanding abstract concepts and how my behavior, body language, and words effected other people. I got caught up in my own head with … Continue reading Crisis of masculinity