Hello everyone, and welcome to a very special episode of Brain Food… At the Movies!
The movie that I reviewed? The Host!
No, not the awesome South Korean Sci-fi horror film from 2006, but the very boring, rather disturbing (for all the wrong reasons) movie based off of Stephenie Meyer’s book of the same name.
While not as bad as I thought it was going to be, I certainly did not come out of this sober…
A pro-tip for the fanboys. There are healthier more responsible ways to deal with your performance problems, unresolved mommy issues, or that tiny embarrassment you’d rather the world not know about. However harassing women, is certainly not one of them.
You may also want to avoid questioning a woman’s gaming credentials because that woman may turn out to be Techlife’s gaming & social media editor, Rae Johnston.
Hello everyone, I had the great honour of driving down to Seattle last weekend and meeting up with the super awesome Dennis Upkins!
And not only that, but I got an interview with him too!
And then I recorded a panel he was a part of called Next Gen Publishing.
Apologies for the shakiness of it, and the audio as well. This was literally a last minute arrangement so things were not the best, but as the questions were explained by the panel, hopefully, you’re not missing out on much.
One of the things that always seems to trip people up when it comes to analyzing marginalized identities in stories is the difference between a story that has fucked up shit in it versus a story that says fucked up shit.
This is a very important distinction that everybody analyzing narrative media needs to understand.
So I’m going to help a muthafucka out right quick.
And as a buddy pointed out, the blue eyes (Alex originally had brown eyes) is such a metaphor to selling out.
To quote the ladies from School Daze:
“Girl, you know you weren’t even born with blue eyes.”
“Blue contact lenses.”
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I’m currently at the airport heading out to Seattle for Norwescon 36. Just like the theme states, I’ll be there to Save The World and/or possibly take it over. Oh don’t act shocked, you know how I gets down. In any event, much fun will be had. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you. Feel free to say hi.