When people talk about the Zelda series's many, many merits, I don't think "compelling protagonist" ever, ever comes up. Link's pretty intentionally a blank slate. It's a first party Nintendo game, which means it's more about mechanics, tone, and aesthetics than it is about things like narrative and character. » 1/29/15 8:53pm Yesterday 8:53pm

Yeah, I've been a lifelong cyclist (only got my driver's licence last year at age 29 out of absolute necessity), and while there have been times, due to America's shitty transport infrastructure, and American drivers' shitty attitude towards sharing the road, when I've had to "become a pedestrian," I always do so by… » 1/11/15 10:26am 1/11/15 10:26am

It's not an incorrect statement, as it perfectly communicates what it intends to communicate, and does so accurately. Grom is not making a statement on thermodynamics. He's making a statement about the cold sensation his nose ring is giving him, and how he is experiencing it. "This metal is sucking up all the cold"… » 1/04/15 4:33pm 1/04/15 4:33pm

Blomkamp's work is overrated. But Prometheus was a total steaming pile, so while I imagine I wouldn't find his take to be especially revelatory, it would certainly be preferable to that film. Kind of in the same way J.J. Abrams's Star Wars stuff can't help but be an improvement after the prequels. » 1/02/15 11:22am 1/02/15 11:22am

Nope. Not contradictory at all. Saying something is a social construct (and thus can be changed) is not the same as saying it doesn't exist. We live in a culture that renders women's chests taboo, and the creation of that taboo makes them an object of prurient interest that can be used to court the male gaze. » 12/21/14 6:22am 12/21/14 6:22am

Yeah, the problem in that image isn't with sexiness. It's with two things: a.) the pointless, trivializing sexualization of women in comics and b.) the equation of grotesque, physically impossible physiognomies with 'sexiness'... I mean it's bad enough comics tell people that women need heaving spandex-adorned DDs to… » 12/20/14 1:03pm 12/20/14 1:03pm

The Book of Job in the Bible itself pretty clearly states that people who turn to religion for pat, comforting explanations for human, are awful and doing religion wrong. Then again, the alternative it seems to present is basically resignation to the caprice of a God who arbitrarily causes his sun to rise on the evil… » 12/19/14 5:38pm 12/19/14 5:38pm