Monthly Archives: September 2014

Politics and the English Language

I came across this the other day: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/73258/george-orwells-politics-and-english-language-guide-writing  It’s a guide by George Orwell on writing, and I think it’s well worth reading.  Enjoy!

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Majora’s Mask and Anti-Solipsism

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is my favorite Legend of Zelda game.  The central concept of the game is that you have three days to save the world before the moon crashes into it, killing everyone.  Luckily, you can … Continue reading

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Balance of Power Game Mechanics

Balance of Power is a Cold War politics simulator.  You play as either the USA or USSR and try to sway countries to your side while keeping your enemy out, gaining prestige for yourself while keeping theirs low.  The game centers … Continue reading

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Kokoro Connect and the Hedgehog’s Dilemma

Kokoro Connect is one of my favorite anime series, and I think part of the reason why I like it so much is that, to me, it feels so heavily influenced by the Hedgehog’s Dilemma, which is one of my … Continue reading

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Virtue

Man is ever willing to proclaim the highest virtue to be that which comes most easily to him.

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Living Revolutionarily

I’ve been thinking about a little side project recently.  Essentially it would be a collection of quotes by various revolutionaries, with some commentary and some advice on how to apply lessons to your daily life.  There’d probably be about 28-31 … Continue reading

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Roger Williams and the “Refused to Learn the Local Language” Meme

  To start, this is the meme I’ll be discussing. The point of the meme is obvious.  It’s intended to mock the conservative dislike of undocumented immigrants entering the country and receiving benefits by pointing out that the earliest English … Continue reading

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