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Lorde's frequented use of the singular second person and plural first person shows that she's addressing someone; but who?
Jimmy Haver Nov 9, 2014
The incorporation of white phosphorus into Spec Ops: The Line's twists critique a larger trend in modern video games.
Jimmy Haver Mar 14, 2014
This was a fantastic review; I was actually able to convince a few friends to start watching it after I read them your line about the end of episode three being where “Faust met the Revolutionary Girl Utena in a Sailor Moon setting” (: This show is one of my favorite examples of anime being more than just ‘a bunch of lame Japanese cartoons’ that a good majority of people tend to see it as.
Your comment on the language in Catcher showing Holden’s subtle changes in character is very interesting. I seemed to have overlooked this point when I read it in high school. I also love your choice of the word ‘limbo’ to describe the setting that Holden must traverse between him leaving Pency Prep and finding himself in the middle of New York. The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a difficult trek and I agree that it is a critical book for young adults to read, even if they don’t like it.
This was a great review. I’ve loved the Animal Crossing series ever since I played the GCN game back in elementary school. I was a little skeptical about New Leaf but I ended up buying a 3DS just to play it, even if it would turn out being the worst game in the franchise. New Leaf is packed with enough nostalgia to please the die hard fan of the series (like when Rover comments about not riding the train rails ‘since 2002 or so’) while it also keeps the gameplay ‘fresh’ enough to entertain the newcomers to the series. It is probably my favorite game in the series.
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