The Sad State of YouTube “Culture Warriors”

I’ve talked a little but about this before, mostly over on twitter, but seeing as David V. Stewart has written an excellent article on the issue, it deserved another mention, even if it’s mainly to point you to his very comprehensive post. For those blissfully unaware of what we’re talking about, there’s basically a smallContinue reading “The Sad State of YouTube “Culture Warriors””

A Look at Military Leadership in Attack on Titan

With Attack on Titan‘s excellent final season in full swing now, it’s obviously on my mind a bit more lately, so I wanted to talk about the show. However, there’s so much that can be said about it, and if I wanted to cover even just a portion of it, we’d be here all week.Continue reading “A Look at Military Leadership in Attack on Titan”

Plans For 2021: Ramping it up to Eleven

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to lay out my (writing) plans for this year. A lot of preparation was done last year so I can make this one my best yet. So, let’s get started! Year of the Isekai Light Unto Another World: You’ve heard me talk about this exciting new series,Continue reading “Plans For 2021: Ramping it up to Eleven”

Quarantine Observations (It Sucks)

So, these last 13 days have been an unusual experience. After a few months visiting family in NYC, I returned to Israel, and, due to the coronavirus, I had to go right into a two-week quarantine. And, as this is something altogether new for me and many others, it seems like something good reflect on.Continue reading “Quarantine Observations (It Sucks)”

A Vision Realized

2020 is many things, both good and bad, but for me, in one sense, at least, it represents a milestone. This is the year where a vision over 15 years in the making finally becomes complete. We’re a matter of a couple weeks away from the release of the 7th and final book in the┬áGalaxyContinue reading “A Vision Realized”

Beware The Purge Culture

As if this year wasn’t already enough of a mess, this week brought a new shock, one that was of particular relevance to me, as a big fan of American Ninja Warrior, and someone actively training for Ninja Israel (and maybe one day American Ninja Warrior too). To sum things up very quickly, Drew Drechsel,Continue reading “Beware The Purge Culture”

A Final Thought on “Representation” in Fiction

Now, I’ve talked a bit about this nonsense before, so I’m not going to spend too much time talking about why the whole campaign for “representation” in fiction is stupid. In brief, anyone who feels some sort of personal┬áneed for characters who look like them is pathetic. All that should matter in fiction is ifContinue reading “A Final Thought on “Representation” in Fiction”

Being “Apolitical” is not a Virtue

A little while ago, David V. Stewart made a solid blog post about the concept of being “apolitical,” and I had something to add to it. Namely, beware people who use their alleged “apolitical” nature as a virtue. You see, as David pointed out in his post, being truly Apolitical is all-but impossible. Just theContinue reading “Being “Apolitical” is not a Virtue”

Yom Ha’atzmaut 5780 (2020): The Freedom to Be Locked Down

It’s been a weird year, hasn’t it? I don’t think I need to go into detail as to why; if you’re not aware, you must’ve been such a shut-in before Coronavirus that the lockdowns mean nothing to you. The irony isn’t lost on me that we here in Israel are all spending the 72nd IndependenceContinue reading “Yom Ha’atzmaut 5780 (2020): The Freedom to Be Locked Down”