The Pokemon controversy and “the right to criticise”

I’m talking about outraging fan bases again, my favourite.

The current big drama that people are getting up in arms about regards the news around the upcoming new Pokemon games on the Switch. When, I heard that Sword and Shield weren’t going to support the use of every Pokemon, like many fans, I was bummed out.

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Game of Thrones is showing the dark side of Fandoms. Again.

There’s been a petition on Change.Org been doing the rounds on social media this past week. One that has been getting a lot of attention, for better for for worse. Mostly worse. With over 1 million supporters as of the time of writing this, “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers” is a sad commentary on the current state of fandoms.

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My Hot Take on the Futility of Using Social Media

I’ve found myself getting more and more frustrated using social media of late. Twitter, Instagram and I’ve all but stopped using Facebook completely. The services all seem to do more harm than good when it comes to their original intended purpose these days.

Outside of contacting people you actually know in real life. The platforms seem to be little more than people making hot (irony much) takes, daring anyone to question them, and when they do it turns into a venomous debate over said subject. Which might be the most pointless activity known to mankind.

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