Alien: The Horror of Creation

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 09/06/2021 by Taylor Holt

Those familiar with the Alien series know it’s far from perfect. Between shoddy sequels to the subpar Predator crossovers, there are certainly improvements to be made. Ironically, the antagonist of the original Alien (1979) is referred to as the “Perfect organism.” Yet in another ironic twist, and like an Average Joe giving forced birth to a Chestburster, every Alien installment does something to nullify the movie that came before it.

But despite the flaws, fan’s love of the series remains. And why? Possibly due to the concurrent theme that appears to run through virtually every film in the franchise; giving it a stable foundation on which to build any other details the filmmakers wish. If the story has no real message, the audience can tell without being able to put it into words. But the Alien series has a message. So what is it?

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MBTI, Catching Up, and Other Things that Might Make Someone Click

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , on 07/01/2021 by Taylor Holt

I’ve started writing several Type posts and though I haven’t decided to abandon them, that’s exactly what happened. What happened to the posts? Where are they? Where are the videos? Am I dead? All these questions will be answered and more on my Patreon! For 18 dollars a month (Yes, that right, only 18 dollars every week), you can have unlimited access to the diarrhea of my mind! But wait, there’s more!

And that’s not all! Wow! Yeah! Really? Yes, really! Exclamations!

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Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World: Blade Runner and 2049

Posted in Whatever, You've Gotta See This with tags , , , , , , , on 06/30/2021 by Taylor Holt

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!

Released in 2017, Blade Runner 2049 appears to have had a largely similar effect as its 1982 predecessor: a financial disappointment that divided audiences. The difference this time around is that critics were all on board; something that can’t be said for the original at the time it released. But there are much deeper connections between the two than that; even deeper than the average sequel cash-in that simply didn’t have the attention paid to it so it would stand on its own.

As any sequel worth its salt, 2049 expands upon the central theme to the original film. Director Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner asks the question, “What makes us human?” Director Denis Villenueve’s sequel asks something that takes that question a step further with “What gives us meaning?”

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Undone by the Blood: Contagion Theory and The Mass Man in Bloodborne

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , on 10/09/2020 by Taylor Holt

There’s a lot to pull from 2015’s PS4 exclusive. Aside from It’s really hard and I don’t know what’s going on; there’s a myriad of other ideas and conclusions to draw from this bad boy. So here’s one.

Get ready to get gud, and crack open a cold one with the Old Ones.

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Runnin’ Up That Hill- Death Stranding and the Absurd Hero

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 09/23/2020 by Taylor Holt

Wow, what a year, huh? One thing happened, and then suddenly another thing, then wham-o– even more things. The things never stop coming, do they?

Speaking of “things,” let’s talk about Death Stranding. Even if it is sOo 2019 and you didn’t even play it.

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Raising a New Generation- An Interpretation of God of War (2018)

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 09/23/2018 by Taylor Holt

Warning! Spoilers ahead!

It’s crazy to think how far video games have come. From just a few dots and lines on a screen all the way to 2018, where a grown man can squint at an amazingly rendered Hollywood-style movie in between actually gameplay and say to himself- “What is this trying to say to me?”

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Mirrored: An Examination of The Phantom Pain Through Nietzsche

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 01/17/2018 by Taylor Holt

Well, seeing as how I haven’t been using the site much the past year or so I don’t think anyone would mind if I popped out another Metal Gear Solid baby.

But in the off chance you’re not a fan of the series and decide to read anyway, hopefully you’ll get something out of it all the same. Just know there are spoilers ahead and the post itself may require knowledge of the series, in particular, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

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Frodo Gets “The Luke Treatment”

Posted in Whatever with tags on 01/04/2018 by Taylor Holt

We’ll call this “The Lord of the Rings, Chapter VIII: The Last Ring-Bearer” and the following is written by the executive producer overseeing “quality control.”

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MBTI: Harry Potter

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/24/2016 by Taylor Holt

 

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I’ve got one more Harry Potter post on the way, you should get a kick out of it. And by get a kick out of it, I mean you might be mildly pleased and then immediately move on.

Harry Potter- ISFP

Dumbledore- INFJ

Hermione- ESTJ

Ron- ESFP

Voldemort- ENTJ

Hagrid- ESFJ

Snape- INTJ

Luna Lovegood- INFP or INTP?

MBTI: Dumbledore- INFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 06/24/2016 by Taylor Holt

Oh man. Here he is. The INFJ wizard to end all INFJ wizards. Okay, maybe not but still.

When an INFJ sage-like character is written and/or performed well, they can often walk the line of appearing like an ENFJ or even an INTP. Their wise, thoughtful attitudes and friendly disposition can often invoke the better qualities of several other types that seem to go beyond one personality. But nope, there can be only one. Continue reading