Deciphering the Importance of Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is a word which, up until a few years ago, didn't mean much to the majority of the United States. The word internet assumed that the internet was also neutral meaning, anyone could and still can say anything on the internet and for the most part, your shit out of luck stopping them. This is both a blessing and a curse. With Net Neutrality, people have been able to popularize thoughts which were never given the time of day by traditional media.

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Loving Something Problematic Doesn't Make you Less of a Feminist

There are issues here, deep issues which keep me from ever thinking of Bayonetta as a truly Feminist game. At the same time, Bayonetta also passes the Bechdel test with flying colors and has a lot of good things going for it. And I have no shame in saying I am an Intersectional Feminist who has issues with Bayonetta, but also I fucking love it too.

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A Not Review of Odin's Sphere

Odin's Sphere Leifthrasir is a 2016 remake of a game which came out in 2007, and is just about the most beautiful game I've ever seen. Vanillaware's 2D, hand-drawn art style always look fantastic, but there's something outstanding about Odin's Sphere. Each landscape, each portrait, each character, platter of food and blade of grass seems worth looking at. I know that sounds weird but stay with me for a moment.

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An Ode to Eating in Video Games

Video games are a form of escapism. We play them for many of the same reasons that we read books and watch TV and movies, mainly, to experience something different. But, it's not always the things that disconnect us from reality which are the most interesting. There is something oddly fascinating about the mundane in video games. 

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A Small Story About Caring

About 10 years ago, back when I was playing World of Warcraft still, I was hanging around Orgimmar, as people often do, when a message came over the trade chat from one of the server's top guilds. It was odd because there was an actual rule in their guild that they couldn't get into conversations with people on trade chat usually, so when I saw the name I was confused. And for a moment the endless barrage of trade chat messages stopped.

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The Absurdity of the Language of Trolls as exemplified by Dot

I was playing Overwatch, with two of my friends, when we got into a game with no one playing a tank on King's Row. If you don't know much about Overwatch, you really need a tank so that you can push forward and capture objectives. But we didn't have one so over the in-game chat a user by the name of Dot and I have a conversation that went like this:

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