|It's a me, world-renowned cultural historian of 20th century film.|
"Commenting on the assessment by past Harvard University president A. Lawrence Lowell, historian James Livingston argues that movements in academia away from a focus on the individual, such as the post-structuralist “death of the author,” and Martin Heidegger's “eclipse of the self,” and towards studying cultural pluralism and group identities are merely playing catch-up with the Lowell’s evaluation."
|Heidegger was one smart nazi.|
^This is some serious mastery of minimizing the meaning/wordcount ratio. Yes, I am available for lessons. In any case, the one interesting thing, not surprisingly related to video games, that came out of this 3-credit plunge into absolute fucktardation was about the Resident Evil series.
|Chris Redfield: making cigarettes cool and being significantly more of a badass than Leon Kennedy since '91|
The general idea I had is that an infection narrative, similar to real-world disease outbreaks, replaced a bunch of other shit (nuclear contamination and the like) as the cause of action in the plot of zombie media...and as far as I can tell the original RE game is the first to employ this new zombification scenario. Now, in my paper this was kind of a fuck-me moment because that game is fucking Japanese and furthermore was released before stuff like the huge anthrax scares and swine flu outbreaks occurred. This is an issue when you're arguing a causal effect between the real-world events and the whole "zombie infection as disease rather than just hungry for brainssssssssss." Luckily, this is a blog post not a 20 page faux-history, so I don't have to have a anything remotely resembling a thesis, and Yourself never has a fucking point so the hell if I'm going to.
Man that is the best opening to a game, like, ever. I'd play it if I wasn't finishing what Yourself would refer to as "Unchartable 3." Fuck him this game is absurdly fun, and well worth the zero dollars I spent stealing it from my little brother.