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  • Taylor Swift’s Fearless: A Roundtable
    On April 9th, Taylor Swift released Fearless (Taylor’s Version), a remake of her 2008 classic album. Our staff writers Dana, Olivia, Will, Jack, Betsy, Brewster, and Megan sat down to discuss the album in a roundtable format. First impressions… Dana: It just means so much to me. That’s it. It really feeds into the whole “nostalgia” moment that’s going on and it’s been really interesting to see a new take on old content. Olivia: I actually thought from “Love Story” that everything was going to sound exactly the same, because when the “Love Story” re-record was released like a month

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  • Metaverse Media’s 2021 Guide to Best Picture
    With the Oscars right around the corner, the Metaverse writers sat down to give you their thoughts on this year’s Best Picture nominees.
  • Bittersweet Candy
    Homestuck is known for a lot of weird things, and one of those things is realistic trauma response. Throughout The Homestuck Epilogues, Andrew Hussie depicts the after effect of experiencing traumatic events at a young age.
  • The Legacy of Mac Tonight
    A brand’s identity is defined by their mascot – and no mascot was cooler than Mac Tonight in the 80s.
  • A Brief Introduction to Ghost Quartet
    A brief introduction to the 2015 musical Ghost Quartet.
  • Flo Rida Is In The Eurovision Song Contest
    Flo Rida was not initially supposed to be in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. But there he is, featured on a song representing the nation of San Marino?
  • The End of Hideaki Anno
    Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most iconic anime of all time, and Freudian analysis of Rei Ayanami, Asuka Langley, and Shinji Ikari, provides a whole new layer, and how does this relate to Hideaki Anno himself?
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Joker’s Evolution Through The Meta
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an esport defined by its sense of scale. In particular, the introduction of new DLC characters radically changes discussions on viability as players scramble to determine if they’re viable – or if other characters become more viable due to winning the matchup.
  • The Joy of Gaming: Hollow Knight
    Over the past year, I’ve played through a great number of new games to help keep me afloat during these “unprecedented times.” Since I’ve been given the platform, I’m going to be writing about each of these games, and what specifically I love about them in: The Joy of Gaming, or TJOG. This week: Hollow Knight.
  • The Best Songs of 2021 (So Far…)
    Feeling like 2021’s been a “slow” year for music? Need some new music to put in your rotation? Here’s a short collection of the top five songs that have been released so far this year.
  • Mulan, Mulan, and Raya: A Tale of Three Disney Asians
    Disney’s Mulan is a cultural landmark among generations of Asian-American kids. But what if Disney could do better? And what if they could do much, much worse?
  • James Murphy Accidentally Wrote An Epic Poem
    In the 2,800-ish years between the Odyssey’s initial oral performance and my reading, someone got the bright idea to recite a poem while music was playing in the background. And more than two millennia after the Odyssey was initially written, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem accidentally wrote an epic poem.
  • In Seasons 12 and 13, Blaseball: The Expansion Era Lives Up to its Name
    In Season 13, Blaseball gets bigger and better.
  • The Joy of Gaming: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
    Over the past year, I’ve played through a great number of new games to help keep me afloat during these “unprecedented times.” Since I’ve been given the platform, I’m going to be writing about each of these games, and what specifically I love about them in: The Joy of Gaming, or TJOG. This week: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.
  • Blaseball is Back, and Better Than Ever.
    After the several-month long Grand Siesta, Blaseball is back with Season 12: Peace & Prosperity: The Return, and there are more mechanics and nonsensical phrases than ever.
  • Welcome to Metaverse Media!
    Hello! Welcome to Metaverse Media! You might be confused as to what Metaverse is exactly. To put it simply, we’re a group of people who believe that the world is full of interesting things, and we want to share those interesting things with the world. Our goal here is to make you, the reader, viewer, listener, say, “Why is nobody talking about this?”
  • Kill Your Darlings (for Their Anniversary) : The Death of Nancy Drew
    I’m here to talk about the Death of Nancy Drew.
  • The End of Times: Nostalgia and Youth
    One day I heard a song through my Spotify Discover Weekly and fell in love. So I made a playlist around it.
  • Glee is a White Person JRPG
    Glee is the Western TV most similar to a conventional JRPG, and it all hinges upon one point: suspension of disbelief.
  • Dude, I am on Zero Levels of Irony Right Now
    In How To with John Wilson, what starts out with an attempt at an informative, objective documentary, turns much more personal.
  • The Funniest TV You Aren’t Watching
    If you live in the United States, television is almost always one of two things. If you live in Britain, there’s a better option.
  • I’m A Joestar: Why Open Mike Eagle’s “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” Self-Insert is the Song of the Year
    “I’m A Joestar (Black Power Fantasy)” is personal, it’s powerful, and it’s the song of the year.
  • Wonder Woman 1984 shines when it shines, and fails just as often.
    I am a strong believer that superhero movies don’t need to be “high cinema,” and that Martin Scorscese was right when he called them the amusement parks of movies. I also don’t believe that’s a bad thing. I think superhero movies should be fun! Comic books are a fun medium! Comic book movies provide a lighthearted and fun way to address serious issues in the same way comics themselves do. That being said, while Wonder Woman 1984 is a fun and colorful trip through 80s fashion, the plot seemed confused, and, at times, exhausted with itself.
  • My 2020 in Media
    Ok so 2020 sucked. I made a list of the media I consumed that also consumed me. This is my top 9 because I had a rough time with this.
  • The Three Jokers: An exercise in audience exhaustion
    I think my biggest problem with Three Jokers is that it is in fact a Joker story. Which, admittedly, doesn’t bode well for this review.
  • The Art of Showing People What They Want to See
    “They’re laughing so hard, they don’t realize that all they’re laughing at is a person in agony.”
  • “This is the First Time This Has Ever Happened”
    Some thoughts on Taylor Swift, the musical I’m working on, and the two favorite movies I saw this year.
  • The Coolest Fake Game I’ve Ever Pretended to Watch
    An anecdotal explanation as to what Blaseball is and why it’s cool.