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“The butterfly represents the talent, the thoughtfulness, and the beauty within the caterpillar. But having a harsh outlook on life, the caterpillar sees the butterfly as weak and figures out a way to pimp it to his own benefits…Finally free, the butterfly sheds light on situations that the caterpillar never considered, ending the internal struggle. Although the butterfly and caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.” -Kendrick Lamar (Mortal Man) Continue reading La La Land (2016)
Note: This is a review of books 1-7 of Usagi Yojimbo as printed by Fantagraphic.
At first glance, Usagi Yojimbo is a simple book. No colors, the art is simple with even simpler stories. There’s no complicated nuance, no hidden thematic depth, it’s all a straightforward, surface level affair. And yet, something about that makes it so elegant, beautiful, magnificent and masterful. It is not only a simple book, it’s simply delightful. Continue reading Usagi Yojimbo (Fantagraphic Run)
1. The Handmaiden
2. Cemetery of Splendor
3. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
4. Sing Street
5. Eye in the Sky Continue reading Month in Review: December 2016
I want to love this game. It sounds like a dream to me. Jonathan Blow crafts a puzzle game inspired by Myst. But, in practice, this game doesn’t work. It’s well-crafted, smartly made, and gorgeous looking, but the moment you get stuck on a puzzle, the whole thing falls apart. Continue reading The Witness
Virginia wears its influences on its sleeve and resorts to telling it story almost exclusively through images. While these design philosophies might sound admirable, the game is never able to move beyond its influences or use the images to tell a coherent, satisfying story. Continue reading Virginia