Author: Young Hoo Kim

A political science major at Waseda University. Lover of pixel art, handhelds, and anything Pokémon.

The Philosophy of Dishonored

The Philosophy of Dishonored

To this day, Dishonored remains celebrated for its ingenuity in gameplay and style. But what about its philosophy? Dig deep enough, and you'll discover a message packaged in friendship, a lesson on the importance of "the little platoon." ...

Eternals Doesn't Want You To Think

Eternals Doesn’t Want You to Think: The Tragedy of Ikaris

Eternals isn’t just boring and predictable—it’s overly ambitious in the worst way possible. So desperate to play at philosophy, the film asks questions it doesn’t have half the heart to answer. “Don’t think” is the name of its game. Eter...

Why Zacian is Broken, Maybe Beyond Repair

Why Zacian is Broken, Maybe Beyond Repair

The competitive scene has known its fair share of overpowered Pokémon, but Zacian just might take the cake. With a list of advantages other Pokémon could only dream of, Zacian rejects the very notion of balance. A spectre is haunting com...

Handling Luck: How Competitive Pokémon Resembles Life

Handling Luck: How Competitive Pokémon Resembles Life

Competitive Pokémon is more than the RNG that plagues its reputation. The same holds true for life. We can’t control the cards we're dealt, but we can learn how to handle them. Coping with missed attacks and critical hits is what makes the ...

The Mandalorian Is About Fatherhood

The Mandalorian Is About Fatherhood

The Mandalorian says, “I am your father.” So much more than blasters and shootouts, the sci-fi western takes us on the adventure of fatherhood. Star Wars fan or not, The Mandalorian demands you pay attention because there is something power...