Temporary Break

It’s hard to really explain, even to people who know me well, let alone to strangers on the internet, so I’ll be quick. I’m not feeling well, although the precise nature of what is going on is complicated, and unclear even to me, to an extent. (I’m not even sure if it’s a physical illness, a psychological problem or a mix of both)

As you may have noticed I have not posted much lately, and I’m afraid this will continue for a while. I don’t know for how long, maybe a week, maybe a few months, it may be that i never come back to this blog, although I certainly don’t want that to happen. It’s impossible for me to say at the moment, and I’m doing my best, but games criticism is not high on my list of priorities right now.

I do hope that I can come back sooner rather than later and keep writing. Thank you for reading my stuff, and thank you for all the support I’ve received so far. I never even imagined I’d get more than 0$ on Patreon.

I’m doing my best to make sure this isn’t goodbye, though, and I hope I can delete this post as soon as possible.
Meow ❤

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Enjoying the Problematic?

“It’s both possible, and even necessary, to simultaneously enjoy media while also being critical of its more problematic or pernicious aspects”

This is Ria Jenkins’s phrasing (on The Guardian) of an idea that Anita Sarkeesian repeats at the beginning of most of the Tropes vs Women videos. Admittedly, Anita’s choice of words constitutes a slightly weaker claim. From Women as Background Decoration Part 1: “It’s entirely possible to be critical of some aspects of a piece of media while still finding other parts valuable or enjoyable.” But I’d like to go with the stronger assertion of the Guardian article, because it’s an idea that gets thrown around a lot without much examination. Continue reading Enjoying the Problematic?