As I play through Final Fantasy VII Remake I’m struck by how Extremely My Jam the game’s narrative is. Maybe I’m just a sucker for those JRPG tropes, but, man, I love the ragtag band teaming up to save the world from some cosmic evil while dealing with their own issues and becoming friends. It’s… Continue reading The Terrorist Is You
As someone who’s a big fan of JRPGs, I’ve played my share of Final Fantasy games (and firmly hold that Final Fantasy VIII is the best). The most famous Final Fantasy is probably VII, it spawned sequel games, prequel games, and a CGI movie. Its opening scene was used as a tech demo for the… Continue reading Remake!
I grew up eating congee in Singapore. It’s a savory rice porridge that, in my humble opinion, is best served with sliced ginger and steamed fish, garnished with spring onions, and with some youtiao on the side. White pepper and soy sauce to taste. I’m no doctor, nor do I have any qualifications or knowledge… Continue reading A Bowl of Congee
I like puzzles. Which should be obvious, if my ability to write an entire post on a silly crossword joke is anything to go on. It’s why I enjoyed math in High School: What is a complicated problem but a puzzle you gotta use the right equation to get to an answer? A lot of… Continue reading Puzzles
It’s remarkable the effect an ending can have on a story. A really good ending leaves you feeling fulfilled. Consider Casablanca, where Rick’s last-minute change of heart is the culmination of his character throughout the film as his cynicism fades. Or Inception, where the uncertain top drives home the question of reality that has permeated… Continue reading Endings Are Hard