mister X’s 2016 YEAR IN RIFFVIEW pt1
As 2017 starts, mister X begins a month by month twitter-look back at tumultuous 2016 finding the fun to be had during a pretty sh*tty year…
The V Spot: Miitomo – BIG Changes Coming!
There’s a huge Miitomo update in the works, & it’s comin’ soon! Change can be good or bad, and in my opinion, there’s a little bit of both here. You may have guessed, I’m not going to just regurgitate the list, that’d be boring! As is the usual V Spot flare, I’m gonna give you my 2 cents… sometimes a dime’s worth.
Let’s start things off with the ones that excite me: The ability to hang your favorite images on your [...]
The Strange Social Satire of “The World Sinks Except Japan”
The World Sinks Except Japan. How could I NOT check this movie out, with a title like that? And then there was this poster…
This is a movie that does live up to its title. Indeed, all the world sinks except Japan. However, the movie doesn’t follow the course of the world sinking and Japan emerging victorious. Everything sinks right as the movie begins and the story told is how Japan carries on being the only civilization in the world. The result is a sci-fi comedy that has [...]
The Beautiful Misogyny of “Cruel Intentions”
Create a picture in your mind of a perfect world – without all these squabbles about intersectionality and the portrayal of women in the media and in society. Imagine a world where people had consensual sex and if they regretted it, as people often do, they moved on with life. Envision a time and a place where girl that acted in a conniving and spiteful manner could be called a “bitch” without anyone jumping to shouts of sexism. Can you perceive a time and place where we didn’t have [...]