My Collected Writings on politics, science fiction, theology, and women.

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There Will Never Be another True Metroid Game

I’m afraid I have some bad news for you: there will never be another Metroid game that lives up to the original. You’ll never have a sequel that does it justice. No matter how much you protest, no matter how hard Nintendo tries to meet your expectations, you’ll be disappointed with whatever shallow imitation comes out and tries to reinvent the series with next-gen graphics.

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Game Theory and the Marriage Matrix

Plotting a course to our hopes and dreams grows ever more difficult, as the incentives which make up the social fabric of society shift, and defection is prioritized over cooperation.

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Attacking the Wrong Degenerates

Good men who seek after greatness, both personal and professional, are the ones who are most aware of their own shortcomings. They’re the ones who over-extend themselves, whose reach exceeds their grasp in their never-ending journey of self-improvement. Their life is a series of mistakes made for all the right reasons, mistakes they take ownership of, the mistakes by which they learn.

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Book Review: Understanding #Gamergate by Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron’s Understanding #Gamergate is a 14,000 word dissertation explaining the core issues which started Gamergate, the major developments which have proceeded since that time, introductions to the major players, and a framework by which the reader can measure and weigh the arguments of both sides.

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Ferguson, r-Types, and Threat Response

This is the insanity of the Ferguson rioters: threaten them, and they will force you to fulfil your threat, to the detriment of both of you. They do not respond rationally.

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Profiling, Threat Assessement, and Prejudice

Threat assessment is a skill that everybody in the law enforcement industry learns to one degree or another. It’s a constant vigilance bordering on paranoia, where the back of your mind never stops examining the environment for any aberrations, even while your conscious mind is focused elsewhere.

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Update on #TheSarkeesianEffect Month 5

The past five months have been a whirlwind of stress, worry, excitement, joy, and a brilliantly idiotic idea taking shape into something that I, Jordan, and you our patrons can – I believe – be proud of.  Below is a screen-cap of the rough draft I’m working on, the remainder of this post will be an update on what’s going on, starting with a request we have for you our backers. 1. We are asking our patrons to grant us a 1-month extension We originally projected a 5-month production period, and hoped to be done filming by the end of...

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Daddy Government and the Corporate Boyfriend

Daddy Government and the Corporate Boyfriend are two concepts which really sum up the status quo of our society. They’re the two main forces, working in tandem, which ensnare the modern woman, turning her into a useful battery for the powers that be, without regard for the woman herself or the future of our civilization. They’re products of Marketing run amok, that demon-child birthed by Edward Bernays at the beginning of the 20th Century, when he employed the theories of his uncle Freud to shatter humanity into atomized spheres of narcissistic reflection, under the stony, silent gaze of the Puritan God Leviathan.