I started off this post from a single thought which was quickly proven wrong, “Why aren’t protest songs as good as they used to be?”. Almost immediately after looking into this idea I was pushed to reconsider how I approach modern music almost entirely. During this process I got to correct my assumptions and learned to appreciate music in a whole new way.
Malicious Compliance and its variants. What makes one action an effective protest and another a passive aggressive temper tantrum.
One city tries to keep things the same, one tries to improve itself- both of them have some trouble.
Annihilation is the last movie that I’ve gone to see multiple times in the theater in over a decade*. I watched video essays about it, read articles and reviews, and even read Jeff VanderMeer's book trilogy which the movie was loosely based on. I ate it up. I saw the movie the first time just … Continue reading Annihilation and Misinterpreting Authorial Intent
Realizing that by 21st Century standards I'm basically illiterate, and how that make me just like a peasant in the Middle Ages.