Breaking the Narrative Episode 110: A Red Comet’s Brightest Burn. A Character Review of Char Aznable in Zeta Gundam.

Now that I’m back from dealing with a week of birthday nonsense, lets get back to analyzing characters from Zeta Gundam! Why you may ask? Simply enough, there is a lot of content that to analyze from this classic series that can relate to today’s political tribulations. …

Breaking The Narrative Episode 108: Did Gundam Predict Male Feminist Activity? A Character Review of Paptimus Scirrocco!

I am realizing that a few times this year I’ve mentioned aspects of the Mobile Suit Gundam anime franchise. There is good reason for this, as the entire point of the franchise as according to the original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino is ‘reality.’ This means through the use of fiction it shows the reasons why certain lofty and overblown concepts can’t work in reality.…

#FeministLogic

For decades, feminists have promoted a narrative deeming western civilization a “rape culture” in which the female population at large is sexually dominated by the male population at large. While different subgroups of feminist ideologues use different wording to describe the concept, the overall narrative has a set of characteristics that are common to most of the descriptions I’ve come across from feminist sources, including that expressed by wikiproject feminism’s editors in wikipedia’s article on rape culture.…

Weaponizing women’s tears | HBR Talk 64

Join Karen Straughan, Lauren B, and Hannah Wallen on HBR Talk as we discuss the use of women’s tears as a weapon against male independence, men’s spaces, men’s pursuits, men’s interests… and masculinity in general.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 104: Happy International Men’s Day 2018! Flexible Mentorship!

Today on this International Men’s Day of 2018 the theme of the day is strong male role models. Now I’ve talked about male mentors and the importance of mentorship in the past. However these are typically examples of fictional role models, characters you could play as or play with that can be seen as a series of traits to live by.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 100! Confusing Interest with Consent? Fuck My Life…Wait Don’t!

This week my loving wife decided to bring a study we seemed to have overlooked to my attention.  Now while it hasn’t really gained traction yet it seems that some people have already decided to talk about it this year. Now what does this study say for those who haven’t looked at the links?…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 97: The Source of the Problem – Telltale Origins of the Contemporary SJW.

One of the most persistent problems with political discourse this decade has been the advent of the Social Justice Warrior and their particular tactics; appeals to emotion, denial of reality and refusal to take any responsibility for their actions or attitudes.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 96: Fandom isn’t Toxic Trekspertise. Put Down the Kool-Aid.

This week I’m covering a request from a fan of my work here: A YouTube video by Trekspertise called “The Rise of Toxic Fandom: A Theory.” Since this is a rarity for my work I’m simply attaching the direct video link. I do have to request you not leave any comments on the video as due to the fact I don’t believe it will do any good, though it might help to have this article ready in case someone links to the video’s strawman of an argument when going forward.…

Breaking The Narrative Episode 95: A Journey of Vengeance? Reviewing Shenmue I+II

The year is 2000, I had been an owner of a Sega Dreamcast, playing Phantasy Star Online for months on effectively the first console I ever personally owned. It wouldn’t be much longer before I owned a Playstation 2. Shenmue had gotten released in the United States and I was enthralled.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 93: Boy’s Love or Simple Male Bonding? A Review of Banana Fish!

This summer season of anime has shown some of the usual mindless fare that could be expected. However, there is one anime this time around that has honestly shocked me, something rare for this day and age to be sure. Before I begin, I want to explain that this particular title is not simply purely for adults but is NOT for the faint of heart.…