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Our Favorite Things: Samus Aran

Our Favorite Things: Samus Aran

I’d crash landed among mutated purple flowers, stemmed from vines rushing up the rock faces surrounding me. My spaceship lifted me from the pressurized airlock. I saw the flowers looking at me, opening wide to release some sort of toxic [...]

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Princess Mononoke and Miyazaki’s Women

Princess Mononoke and Miyazaki’s Women

In order to grow your audience, you must betray their expectations. – Hayao Miyazaki Note: This review contains spoilers. The original Japanese poster for Mononoke-hime, or Princess Mononoke. Before viewing Princess Mononoke for the first time, I (and I am sure many people [...]

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Kara’s Malfunction

Kara’s Malfunction

So many video games ask little from the player in terms of emotional engagement, and that’s great if I just want to use plants to defend my house from zombies. But there are games that require added attention and these games [...]

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