“Opinioneering” episodes on TWRM Origins, Nerdom, and Superman

American writers often say they find it difficult to write Superman. They say he’s too powerful; you can’t give him problems. But Superman is a metaphor. For me, Superman has the same problems we do, but on a Paul Bunyan scale. If Superman walks the dog, he walks it around the asteroid belt because it can fly in space. When Superman’s relatives visit, they come from the 31st century and bring some hellish monster conqueror from the future. But it’s still a story about your relatives visiting.
-Grant Morrison Continue reading “Opinioneering” episodes on TWRM Origins, Nerdom, and Superman

“Hacky Sacks and Computer Games – Remembering My Best Friend Shane”

I recently celebrated my 33rd birthday this year, which also means it was the 15-year anniversary of the death of the closest friend I have ever had growing up. It’s a subject I haven’t spoken about in a very long time, but I feel I am ready to be open about how computer games brought me to know Shane. Continue reading “Hacky Sacks and Computer Games – Remembering My Best Friend Shane”

“Smash Fighters Honorable Mentions!”


My wife asked me what I wanted to do this weekend for Father’s Day and I thought about it… then a grin crept onto my face and I began writing this article.

Riffing on the anti-predictive post I crafted for the upcoming Smash Bros. Ultimate, here are like a billion honorable mentions that just couldn’t make it on my list of 24. Thank the internet for these (except for Altered Beast; I made that one)! Hire me, Nintendo.



Happy Father’s Day weekend!

-The Well-Red Mage

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