Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor – Handling Tension

Twenty-six episodes, each twenty minutes long. 520 minutes. Divided by 60 – it’s just over eight and a half hours. If you’ve got 9 hours to spend, Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor is a good way to spend it. Continue reading


Alternative Media, Games Journalism, and Crowd-Funded Understanding

In the earliest days of printing, news was obviously partisan, and mixed with advertising, and it was the consumer’s job to sift through the pile of overtly biased information and reach a reasonable understanding of what was going on. We should return to that system. Continue reading

A Short, Confusing, and Rambling Complaint About Universities

Lacking an interesting topic for this week, I’m gong to complain about academia in Australian university from a frustrated undergrad’s perspective.

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The Marriage of Pygmalion and Baudrillard

Roberto Calasso’s The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony is a book that’s genuinely profound in parts. Continue reading