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Games are NOT Your Soapbox

Gaming is kind of in turmoil right now. Between collusion and dishonesty in the gaming press, constant badgering and prodding by the both sides, and the mealy-mouthed haranguing of the anti-gamer crowd, this can certainly be called an upheaval. One of the core issues at work, however, is the attempt by “social justice”-obsessed individuals to […]

“Gamers” Aren’t Dead – A Response to “A Guide to Ending ‘Gamers'”

I didn’t want to write this. When I revived She’s Lost Control Gaming after it’s almost year-long silence, I wanted it to focus on the games, because I feel like too much time in the gaming media is spent talking about anything but the games. This, however, motivated me to respond. In response to the […]

Everybody’s Database

When talking about otaku and moé, detractors tend to like bringing up terms like “database” and “checklist mentality” to describe the way moé fans consume their media. They see the proliferation of moé as an abandonment of narrative and a reduction of works to a database of traits. Perhaps, however, this “database” is simply a […]

In Defense of Danny Choo

I understand that some of my otaku-oriented contemporaries (and anti-otaku-oriented contemporaries) might crucify me for saying this, but despite the ire he gets from both sides of the fandom, not only am I a big fan of Danny Choo, he’s a constant inspiration to me, and that’s why I’m kind of bothered by the amount […]