Author Archives: tomhaverford

You have 20 minutes before the sun blows up

I came across this game called Outer Wilds the other day and it reminded me a lot of games like the Stanley Parable and Dear Esther (if anyone was fortunate enough to experience Michal Cohen’s essay at the Literature Conference).  In Outer Wilds, … Continue reading

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Exploration of the Game World

For this blog post I chose option 1 to consider Espen Aarseth’s A Hollow World: World of Warcraft as Spatial Practice. Aarseth looks to investigate the game world of Azeroth and its mechanical function for the World of Warcraft, as … Continue reading

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U.S. Government — Pynchon’s Commentary of Our Evils

“Same as Nicaragua, El Salvador, Ronald Reagan and his people, Schachtmanite goons like Elliott Abrams, turning Central America into a slaughterhouse all to play out their little anti-Communist fantasies. Guatemala by then had fallen under the control of a mass … Continue reading

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Guardian of Whatever the City Threw Away

This excerpt, from the end of March Kelleher’s speech at the eighth-grade graduation that opens up Chapter 11, is the conclusion to her story of the stealthy ruler that would pay off those who could recognize him with a small … Continue reading

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Technology: Reshaping the Gender Identity

Warren Ellis utilizes strong female lead roles in his graphic novel, and it is evident that technology is essential to the power of these characters.  The scene in which Aleph is being attacked at the Global Frequency’s central headquarters and … Continue reading

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