Holden is not NAIVE. If he can survive knowing just pieces of a story after watching thousands of people die, he’s not f*cking human.Read more "On “The Expanse” and Being Human"
There is only one kind of abusive relationship that society insists the abusee remain in for the rest of their lives.Read more "Why I Stayed"
Everywhere we look, we find people of privilege saying, ‘Look, it’s really not as bad as you want to make it out to be. I mean, I’m hardly affected at all by this; why don’t you just calm down and really think about how you may have brought this upon yourself?’Read more "Dear Apologists"
True Evil, it seems, only exists as long as we cannot justify its existence to ourselves.Read more "The Only Evil is the Evil We Cannot Justify; Or, Yet Another DC vs Marvel Discussion"
“Tell me a story.” “Okay. Have you heard the one about the Humans?” “No. Tell me that one.” “All right. A long time ago, on a planet far, far away, there was a species called Humans. They were not very strong, or very pretty, but they were very smart. They could see patterns that were […]Read more "Weapon of Mass Destruction (370 Words) #flashfiction"
Yesterday, I talked about how comic books often use madness as a shortcut to let the audience know a character is evil. After discussing the issue with a few close, extremely intelligent humans of my acquaintance, I’ve come to recognise the deeper issue. Human beings, as a race, are absurdly optimistic and naive. Why does every […]Read more "The Pervasive Myth of Evil"
I saw Batman V Superman this past week, and I very much enjoyed it. So many of the complaints I’ve heard about the movie didn’t apply to my experience of it – I didn’t care about pre-used storylines, inconsistent character portrayal (I took off my novelist hat that afternoon), or Ben Affleck. I didn’t care […]Read more "Batman V Superman: Awesome Story, Troublous World"