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[2016-2019] What the Hell Happened to Lindsey Graham?

Not that most politicians ever have a backbone about anything, but the complete and utter collapse of Lindsey Graham has been a disturbing and almost Greek Tragedy-level event unfolding before our eyes these past four years.

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[2015] Almost Getting Into Steven Universe

I adore Steven Universe now; I think it’s one of the best TV shows of the 2010s. However, I only got into it in the Summer of 2018, when I was a NEET with far too much free time on my hands and lacking a TV show to eat breakfast to. The show started way back in 2013, so what the crap was the issue?

My roommates were the issue. In 2015, I very nearly got into Steven Universe thanks to them. And then I put it off for three more years, also thanks to them. Here’s the tale:

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ATL’s First Season is Finished!

After 14 months, eight stories, and over 150 chapters, ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture has finished its first season.

It’s still dazing me a bit to think about it. I actually wrote all of that. Wow.

Anyway, I wrote a bit more about it on the ATL site in the Season 1 Endcap, which I recommend you read. ATL itself will be going on a short hiatus in preparation for Season 2, but that doesn’t mean that the Quinlan Circle (and by extension, myself) is going anywhere. In fact… you should probably bookmark the Hands Held in the Snow page as soon as possible, because that one comes out tomorrow….!

(Whew, Thedude3445 is way too busy)

[2018] The Academy Tried To Be More Popular

The Academy faces the same problem every single year–it relies on big TV audiences to pay for its extravagant awards ceremonies, but thanks to declining TV viewership and unexciting awards ceremonies, ratings keep sinking and money keeps dropping. But everything it does fails.

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[2016] A Collection of Jeb! (Part One)

I have a lot of pictures of Jeb! on my hard drive. I’m going to share some of those in honor of our 45th President, Jeb! Bush. Please read on and view these images.

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[2017] Fantastic Visual Storytelling: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Luke Skywalker vs. Ben Solo lightsaber duel. You know the one. We all know the one. Gosh, we all know the one.

A cowboy duel (or more accurately, a samurai duel), where a single blow ends the match, where all the emotions are thrown into getting that single winning shot. Decades of history between two characters swirled up into one moment.

And the best part isn’t the fact that it’s gorgeous; it’s that the entire duel is a subversion of our fanboy desire to see Luke Skywalker, ultimate badass, instead giving us Luke Skywalker, ultimate pacifist, a savior who will throw his own life away to save the family he loves, including his own nephew.

It’s an anti-fight scene that packs more of an emotional punch than almost any duel in the Star Wars Saga.

[2012-2019] My Nanowrimo Report

Ever since the beginning of the decade, I’ve been super into the idea of Nanowrimo, or National Novel Writing Month if you don’t know what that is… Though considering that there’s a 95% chance you’ve discovered this blog post via one of my many web stories, surely you already know what that is.

Well, it’s finally the end of Nanowrimo 2019, and it’s also the final one of the decade.

Throughout the decade, I have made, or at least planned, a whole bunch of different Nanowrimo attempts, the vast majority of them failing spectacularly due to various reasons. Let’s reflect on them:

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[2017] Sean Spicer vs. The Dots

Sean Spicer, one of the first goons of the current White House administration to get sacked for publicity and ratings reasons, has a strange animosity towards Dippin’ Dots, that bad ice cream you sometimes buy at water parks. Just to know that this tweet exists, and that this guy went on to be on Dancing with the Stars somehow, brings a bright LED light to my cold, robotic heart.

[2016] The Street Sharks Lie

This is barely an article, because it’s mostly just a link to another, amazing article with minimum reflection involved. But I wanted you to be very aware that this does exist: How I used lies about a cartoon to prove history is meaningless on the internet

A bored teenager used the power of bad wiki editing practices to cause the entire internet to become infected with a stupid lie that stayed pervasive for so many years that it took an entire article exposing it to get it to go away. It’s as scary as it is awesome, and it couldn’t have happened to anything dumber than friggin’ Street Sharks.

While Roxie the female Street Shark never existed, we can at least take solace in the show’s totally radical toy commericals.