The Death of the Author in The Beginner’s Guide

The Beginner’s Guide is a story-game about how people treat stories, and by talking about the game’s story right here, I’m doing what the story says that people do with stories, thus committing the same “mistake” to this story as the story causes the person playing through the story to do to its story. Kind of. I think. It’ll make sense by the end of this post. Also, spoilers for The Beginner’s Guide.

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Steven Suptic: Transcending the Vlog, One Boy at a Time

The Vlog is a very compelling form of media, one that resulted from the concept of the blog (what you’re reading right now) and the modern emergence of easy access video recording. The form is one that’s been widely adopted, where YouTubers and ordinary consumers alike are documenting their daily lives. And I think that form has gotten quite boring now. Which is why the Vlog is in much need of further innovation. And that’s where Steven “Soft Chicken boy” Suptic comes in.

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Why Spider-Man 2 is the Best Superhero Movie So Far

Aah Spider-man, the red menace everyone knows and loves. Spider-man has been a deeply beloved character in modern culture for the past several decades, and rightfully so.  He’s one of the most unique and down to earth characters in all the Comic Book Universe. He’s been my favorite superhero ever since I was a child, maybe even my most favorite character of all time. And I truly believe that with all the new superhero movies that have emerged in the past two decades, Spider-man 2 (2004) still remains the best superhero movie of them all.

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The Metaphorical Death of Kendrick Lamar and the Fear of God

In his new album Damn, right off the bat, Kendrick Lamar is shot and killed by an old blind lady. And that’s just the start of it. So even if it may not seem it at first, the album has a lot of ideas to speak of, coming straight from Kung Fu Kenny’s mind.

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Bo Burnham: Are You Happy?

Bo Burnham’s stand up special Make Happy though predominately a comedy act, contains a lot of introspective commentary on what pursuing your passion really should mean in life. Among other things, Bo seems to be critiquing the notion of associating your dreams with your happiness, because he himself has done that to a fault.

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