The Pain of Rejection is Real. It Won’t Kill You.

The Pain of Rejection is Real. It Won’t Kill You.

Let’s talk about rejection. It should join death and taxes in the inevitability department, because everyone experiences it in one way or another in their lives. Some rejections are negligible (a left swipe on Tinder), some are heartbreaking (being turned down by your crush), some seem like they’ll shatter your soul down to the atomic level (limited theatrical release of Shin Godzilla not coming to your city). Every single one is unique, and they all hurt in some way. I’m just 25 years old, but I’ve faced my fair share of rejection….

Perfection is Unattainable, and That’s Perfect

Perfection is Unattainable, and That’s Perfect

What is perfection? ‘Condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects’ is the basic definition. And yet, society has blown it into an abstract, colossal, and sometimes contradictory concept. It is sought by many, but rarely found. Some people search for the situation, person, or place that lacks defects or drawbacks, yet others find perfection in a collection of flaws (the Zen approach). Some claim perfection is just around the corner, while others insist it does not exist in any form whatsoever. The…

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Power to Seize Dreams

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Power to Seize Dreams

“On a search for adventure and excitement, these youths went on a journey through the universe. They faced the Space Empire Zangyack and took the title of ‘pirates’. They are…Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger!” It’s high time Super Sentai made its way into this blog. For those who don’t know, it’s a Japanese tokusatsu show about teams of brightly-colored spandex heroes fighting with martial arts and colossal mecha. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the battle scenes are adapted for Power Rangers. It’s also much, much better. Starting with Himitsu Sentai Gorenger in 1975,…

Guest Post: Video Games, Strangers, and Everyday Things Saved Me from Suicide

Guest Post: Video Games, Strangers, and Everyday Things Saved Me from Suicide

I’ve been called many names throughout my life. Nicknames, surnames, insults, and pet names. But out of all these things I’ve been called by my screen names the most. Quick, easy to remember usernames I’d make up as a kid, which I’d have to unfortunately keep forever because that’s where all my best stats and items were. But these screen names were different from normal names. Normal names are just something to respond a call to. To sign a name with. To introduce yourself as. Screen names are different. Screen…