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Anyone Can Wear the Mask: The Importance of Representation in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spoilers below. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a thrilling and dazzling movie; the animation is gorgeous, the characters are heartwarming and engaging, and the story is naturally paced, with each scene beautifully bleedin...


Deltarune (Chapter One): Subverting Expectation

Spoilers for Undertale and Deltarune. Deltarune‘s demo, although only a couple hours long, creates a world similar to Undertale with its lovable characters (some familiar faces and some brand new), fantastic soundtrack, w...


Kingdom Hearts and Fan Entitlement

The first Kingdom Hearts no longer exists within a bubble; it exists within the context of the entire series, and is inevitably compared to Kingdom Hearts II and all of the installments thereafter. The game has also been edited...



The Shining and Toxic Masculinity

Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel, The Shining, and its subsequent 1980 film adaptation, directed by Stanley Kubrick, have been heralded as landmarks in horror literature and cinema. Both the novel and the film cente...


The Magic of Earthsea

The Earthsea Cycle is a collection of five novels and nine short stories written by Ursula K. Le Guin, with its publication spanning decades—from the first novel, A Wizard of Earthsea in 1968 to the last installment of the se...