Technology and how the technology is used are things that are sometimes at odds with the other. Like something built for one purpose, but utilized for another, or something that can be used to varying degrees according to whatever respective party's vested interests. Take the obvious example: nuclear products. One one hand, you have treatments… Continue reading Bending the Truth in the Mobile Debate: iPhone 6’s Alleged Flaw
Aphex Twin, for the few that may not know of him, is Richard D. James, one of the most revered electronic artists of all time. He's built up an impressive library of aliases spanning different eras of music and styles since the 80's, and cultivated a sort of cult of secrecy about him like: disdaining… Continue reading Aphex Twin’s Syro: What Else to Say?
A quick follow-up to the last post, is another peculiar anatomical anomaly that came to my attention a few years back, and I've yet to find a suitable outlet for. So here it is.Catgirls. Anime catgirls. Everyone has an image of this classic anime cliche (more properly called called neko or nekomimi which just means… Continue reading Continuing The Bipedal Question: On the Other Thumb
Humans are a predictable bunch. Two arms, two legs, head atop the shoulders, front-facing eyes, opposable thumbs. Basic stuff. Same goes with most vertebrates. Us with a backbone to speak of will never have more than four limbs, excepting species with tails, but even then, it's only so much of a "limb." When you pull… Continue reading The Bipedal Bias: Why So Many Playable Humanoids?
In this world there are great number of societies and communities hidden far from the public eye. It's sort of been a lifelong interest of mine to see into these esoteric circles, really, it was a large reason I became a journalist (or was trained as one, if nothing else). Seeing how different people live… Continue reading From Within/Without: A Non-Yo-Yoer at the World Yo-Yo Contest
A crowded bar bustling with the sounds of clinking glasses, and the murmur of a sea of voices. A jukebox blares out some nameless rock song no one is listening to. All sounds are muffled and muted through the thin walls of the bathroom where you're washing your hands, when suddenly: silence. Absolute, screaming silence.… Continue reading Living in a Shade of Itself: Review of Half-Life 2 Mod “Grey”
I'll come out and say that I'm an avid fan of horror games. At times, it's a position a little difficult to explain, as with any particular passion, but it's just one of those things that's like an onion: many-layered and often drives people to tears. The genre had a bit of an identity crisis… Continue reading A Machine for Pigs, A Feast for the Mind
So I recently thought of an interesting little situation that occurred during my stay in Barcelona. I know I haven't written anything on it yet, so I'll likely remedy that in the near future. However this incident is one mildly worthy of note. I went traveling with a fellow "auxiliar" from my (now former) teaching… Continue reading Un Paso Detras – A Barcelona Tale
I arrived in Prague after a 12-hour train ride from Lugo, Spain to Barcelona. It was surprisingly pleasant, if you'd imagine such a thing, and it was made just so much better because I actually planned with some semblance of self-decency. I was not going to spend another night in an airport, as I have… Continue reading Wine With a Roach
So I have been doing poorly in updating this. I will change that promptly.I've now relocated to Prague, looking for employment and all of the rest that living abroad has to offer.With that, I also have an actual computer to use, so getting material out will be quite a bit easier on my end.So, with… Continue reading A Cry From Beyond and Another New Start