The Doom that Came to My Computer

The Doom that Came to My Computer

It’s been a while. I generally avoid shooters these days. Age has caught up, my reflexes aren’t what they used to be, and the disconnect between head-snapping turns and reality often left me queasy after trying Borderlands 2 for a while. So. I ran into this review of Doom 4 by the inestimable Razorfist. And immediately shilled out the twenty it currently runs. It. Is. Glorious. But first…. please feast on this headline… It’s taken me two years to finally face the new Doom. You see, violence makes him queasy. I can’t remember if it was…

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Growing out of Codependence

Growing out of Codependence

While my dad was not perfect, it was courtesy of female teachers, and far too much feminist propaganda growing up, that I all too readily believed my mother about his faults, or failed to see the role she played. One result was a long-delayed and ongoing struggle to outgrow “nice-guy” and codependent behaviors (as an aside, No More Mr Nice Guy by Dr Glover was a total eye-opener, and I’d already started the journey well before). Thus this recent piece by Aurini caught my attention, and is worth considering. One excerpt: People treat you the way that you allow…

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Asimov and the Tyranny of the Smart Kids

Asimov and the Tyranny of the Smart Kids

Several posts recently, at Castalia and elsewhere, have dug into why Isaac Asimov is a petty, poisonous, jealous, snake. A lot of it centers around a quote in the forward to the third book in a fantasy series that his name plastered on the front. Once you start digging, the jealousy and hatred are pretty obvious, as well as the utter irrationality at work. For those, go read the original Castalia article on Cosmic Knights – where it’s almost like he’s trying to keep people from buying the book with his name on it – and the excellent analysis at…

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