It is one of the great mysteries of the gaming world. Close your eyes, imagine WarioWare, and what comes into your head (I mean, besides wondering why Nintendo won’t just give us a remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, of course, as that answer would be too obvious).


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I recently wrote about the enormous amount of privileges that straight people benefit from on a daily basis and forgot the most glaring one that I envy as a gay man: the ability to find a potential mate. When you’re straight, you get to pick from as many fish in…


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In case you haven’t heard the term before, a microaggression is a gesture, comment, or opinion directed at a minority person that isn’t meant to be offensive or harmful, but can have profoundly negative consequences because the language is steeped in phobic history.

When a white person tells their black…


Episode 6.1: Members Only

This season opens with a year-long time jump forward. Carmela is still having her new house built, A.J. …


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There is no exact definition of straight privilege. Merriam-Webster doesn’t even have one in their dictionary when one goes for a simple keyword search of the topic on their website. …


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The following excerpt from a Medical News Today article sums up internalized homophobia keenly:

Internalized homophobia occurs when a person is subject to society’s negative perceptions, intolerance, and stigma toward people with same-sex attraction. …


Episode 5.1: Two Tonys

With Tony fresh off of his separation from Carmela he decides that he is finally going to make his move on Dr. Melfi and ask her out on a date. …


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Episode 4.1: For All Debts Public And Private

Carmela starts to worry about what will happen to their family if Tony is to ever die unexpectedly, leading the patriarchal Soprano to start looking into stocks, investments, and hiding money in the bird feed outside of their home. It feels really shallow that Carmela is once again more concerned…


I decided to jump back into my indie game backlog on my Switch this past week and had a difficult time choosing which title to start up and play around with. These small gems have so much more creative freedom than the AAA bad boys which are saddled with big…


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Episode 3.1: Mr. Ruggerio’s Neighborhood

The third season opener is one of the more artistic and experimental episodes in the show so far, playing around with montage sequences and music choice as the FBI gets creative trying to wiretap the Soprano household while they are away during the day.

The plot events are frivolous, giving…

Shawn Laib

University of Washington Class of 2020 in English Literature and fan of video games and basketball. Twitter: @LaibShawn

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