A Candid Summary of My July-August 2017: Salients of a Broken Mind

After the fact I heard I heard tidbits from friends here and there suggesting that it was just poor luck, that most of the company’s stores are excellent. I have no trouble believing the second; for the first, I say it’s not luck, only logic. A store which fosters an unpleasant work environment will have […]


Old Dogs and Dead Horses: Warrior Ideals

(Friendly Neighborhood Content Warning: a few parts of this post include extremely graphic descriptions of violence. I’ve realized that my own life experiences have inured me to this, but most readers have not had said experiences. If you’re willing to brave it–you admirable soul, you–then read on.) Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: […]

Of Purple Prose and Psychological Extremes

Let’s fan away the cloying concerns first: I value wariness of purple prose. Within the last half year I acquired and then (after consuming┬áThe Wheel of Time)┬áread a high-fantasy novel from Grand Rapids ComicCon. I experienced much what you’d expect from a book bought on a whim at a ComicCon. Among many other issues: purple […]