July 24, 2014
Terror in Resonance: 9/11 in a Vacuum Waiting to Be Filled
The events of 9/11 scarred the world and left behind a glut of stomach-churning images and sounds, all too familiar even over a decade later. However, as sacrosanct as those images are, they are not untouchable. At its most vital, fiction (or, in some cases, pseudo-nonfiction) can echo the images of momentous tragedy to great effect, elucidating through drama a story that would have been impossible to tell in a world unmarred by such an event. Over the past thirteen years, we have judged the works of fiction daring, smart, or stupid enough to invoke 9/11, on a case-by-case basis. Some were good (United 93, Zero Dark Thirty) and some were so bad as to seem insulting (Star Trek Into Darkness). It is clear from its first two episodes that Terror in Resonance is tactful enough to deserve the iconic imagery it aims to recontextualize; whether its subject matter can ultimately justify images of such power remains to be seen.
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Terror in Resonance: 9/11 in a Vacuum Waiting to Be Filled

The events of 9/11 scarred the world and left behind a glut of stomach-churning images and sounds, all too familiar even over a decade later. However, as sacrosanct as those images are, they are not untouchable. At its most vital, fiction (or, in some cases, pseudo-nonfiction) can echo the images of momentous tragedy to great effect, elucidating through drama a story that would have been impossible to tell in a world unmarred by such an event. Over the past thirteen years, we have judged the works of fiction daring, smart, or stupid enough to invoke 9/11, on a case-by-case basis. Some were good (United 93, Zero Dark Thirty) and some were so bad as to seem insulting (Star Trek Into Darkness). It is clear from its first two episodes that Terror in Resonance is tactful enough to deserve the iconic imagery it aims to recontextualize; whether its subject matter can ultimately justify images of such power remains to be seen.

(Read more on Deadshirt)

July 21, 2014
Inspired by a conversation wondering about what Apple Bloom’s SHAFT head tilt would look like.

Inspired by a conversation wondering about what Apple Bloom’s SHAFT head tilt would look like.

(Source: sterfler)

July 19, 2014
Mouthful of Toast - Ep1: Gay Bike Club

Hey hey, everyone. I promise that there’ll be more essays and visual art on this blog at some point, but here’s something kinda review-y if you were interested in getting more of my take on ~stuff I like~. This is the first episode of an anime podcast that I co-host with friends Tim and Carrie. We’re looking to make this into a permanent project for all of us, so if you are at all interested in anime/manga/conventions, please give us a listen and leave us feedback. Thanks!

July 15, 2014
insaneskatebords:

Scooby Doo Admires Photography 
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insaneskatebords:

Scooby Doo Admires Photography 

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June 26, 2014
pyrium:

I’m so sorry—I accidentally deleted the ask!! But, tggp—here you go! Mami Tomoe in #47

Aw man, you drew her and everything! We should catch up sometime in person. I’ll owe you a drink!

pyrium:

I’m so sorry—I accidentally deleted the ask!! But, tggp—here you go! Mami Tomoe in #47

Aw man, you drew her and everything! We should catch up sometime in person. I’ll owe you a drink!

8:43pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z7dNCy1Jr8UFx
  
Filed under: Mami Tomoe PMMM pyrium 
June 20, 2014
deadshirt:

"Even ignoring the dialogue, the movie’s plot points are a mishmash of all the most familiar ace pilot, ace expert, ace-anything nonsense. This is serviceable for a little while until the writers themselves lose track of the clichés they’ve activated. Looking back on the latter half of the movie, it feels like they were writing scenes for the development of three different Mavericks that fall on three different and separate archetypal tracks. It does nothing but confuse the one version for which they were actually aiming." —Yen Nguyen (tggp)
In case you missed it: Yen Nguyen fills in the gaps in his pop culture knowledge by watching the confusing Top Gun in this funny and critical Mind the Gap.

If you didn’t read my Top Gun breakdown that I posted a while back, shame on you. You’re missing out on my groundbreaking takeover of the educational diagram market with mpreg birdkin jokes. Thanks to Deadshirt for letting me fly fast and loose with this one.

deadshirt:

"Even ignoring the dialogue, the movie’s plot points are a mishmash of all the most familiar ace pilot, ace expert, ace-anything nonsense. This is serviceable for a little while until the writers themselves lose track of the clichés they’ve activated. Looking back on the latter half of the movie, it feels like they were writing scenes for the development of three different Mavericks that fall on three different and separate archetypal tracks. It does nothing but confuse the one version for which they were actually aiming." —Yen Nguyen (tggp)

In case you missed it: Yen Nguyen fills in the gaps in his pop culture knowledge by watching the confusing Top Gun in this funny and critical Mind the Gap.

If you didn’t read my Top Gun breakdown that I posted a while back, shame on you. You’re missing out on my groundbreaking takeover of the educational diagram market with mpreg birdkin jokes. Thanks to Deadshirt for letting me fly fast and loose with this one.

June 10, 2014
jonmarchione:

Here’s a thing: A poster for an alternative version of Romeo & Juliet where they are being forced to marry and try to kill each other.

jonmarchione:

Here’s a thing: A poster for an alternative version of Romeo & Juliet where they are being forced to marry and try to kill each other.

June 3, 2014
Yen Nguyen (yenissober) on Twitter

I got a new twitter for regular life use because my other twitter was for special occasions. Follow if you care to do so. There will be copious amounts of horse and anime jokes and also high art jokes but mostly horse art jokes.

12:42am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z7dNCy1HfSHIU
Filed under: twitter me 
June 2, 2014
Mind the Gap: You Haven't Seen Top Gun?

(I wrote an article about watching Top Gun for the first time and my reaction to it. S’got some jokes in it if you’re into that kind of tom(cruise)foolery.)

May 22, 2014
Perfect Records: The Dismemberment Plan's Emergency & I

(I got to write my first solo piece for Deadshirt this week – a personal essay about the importance of The Dismemberment Plan’s Emergency & I to my final year at college (and now). It’s my first attempt at writing a personal essay that isn’t just about “me, me, me,” and though I think my style needs some work, I find this first foray came out pretty decent.)