An Interactive Adventure writer reviews an Interactive Episode of Black Mirror

On December 28 2018,  Netflix released a stand alone episode of their hit series Black Mirror called "Bandersnatch", which was a first of its kind experiment that allowed you to change the story by picking options along the way. Before I delve into spoilers, here is my brief non-spoiler review of the episode: As an …

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Four Videos on Nostalgia You Need To Watch Today! (or you can wait 10 years)

I have lately been digging around in You Tube watching video essays about art and science and learning a lot of really cool stuff along the way. Four of my favorite channels have all recently taken a swing at the topic of nostalgia in a way that is very thought provoking and worth watching. I …

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Culture in Decline

I try to write something once a month and haven't gotten around to it this month, so here are some random thoughts. I have been really tempted to write about the steep decline happening in politics, not just in America, but everywhere these days, but there is way too much material to go through, and …

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Futurama: The Best TV Show Ever!

I have decided that Futurama is the greatest TV show ever. But what about "The Wire" that constantly wins critic lists? What about "Game of Thrones" which dominates interest online? What about "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" which started the current Golden Age Of Television we are still enjoying? What about "M*A*S*H" the highest rated non-sports …

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What ISP “Data Caps” are REALLY all about

Many major ISP in America seems to be talking about hard data caps. It seems to be a rather odd coincidence (meaning that it isn't one) that this seems to all be happening in many ISPs all at the same time, like it is some coordinated effort or something.  The reasons are many but here's …

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Ariane and Rachel at Star Wars II: The Espresso Strikes Back

A continuation of this story. Note: this is basically a review of Star Wars the Force Awakens in story form, I avoid most of the major spoilers but if you want to avoid all spoilers, you probably want to wait and read this later. So we all left the movie with smiles on our faces, …

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Ariane and Rachel Go See Star Wars

I was on my way to the local premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when I was accosted by a stormtrooper. "Halt right there, let me see your pass!" the stormtrooper said, though I could tell it was Rachel under there. "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?" I asked. "Ha, good one!" …

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Unplanned Obsolescence and “Lost” Art

The above picture is the oldest picture from the oldest version of Date Ariane. The modified date is listed as August 6, 2004. As I was finishing the Renpy version of Date Ariane, I decided to dive into my archives and attempt to play the oldest version I could find. It wouldn't run on any …

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#rehash #rehash

Why are we craving the past so much these days? This seems especially true in movies, music, and video games. Lets start with movies: Remakes, reimaginings, and of course prequels and sequels seem to be the norm of movies, and the few non-prequels and sequels are based on comic books and novels people are already …

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