Denis Villeneuve’s Depthless, Boring Dune (2021): A Critique

RND/ To consider a critique of Dune (2021, Dir. Denis Villeneuve): – Quick capsule review; “One big, laughably embarrassing deadpan ‘Meh’. Blame Canada.” – To turn the usual toxic internet language around on itself, much like a worm that eats its own sad tale: ‘these fragments of critique are not for everyone.’ – Violently unmemorable, … Read more

Annapurna, Davy Wreden and White Indie Videogame Development Privilege

RND/ To consider how something about Davy Wreden faintly grates on your tits and maybe always has. A scenario, in which the LA videogames publisher Annapurna Interactive had a showcase in 2021. Despite being entirely happy, smooth, slick and obviously well produced, its overall atmosphere of patchouli scented Glade Plugin whiteness and whimsy felt cloying. … Read more

‘It’s time to re-learn how to have fun’: A Response To The Guardian

RND/ Dear The Guardian. Go fuck yourselves (again.) A response to your post, “It’s time to re-learn how to have fun“: Q: What makes you depressed? A: Seeing stupid people happy. – Slavoj Zizek 2580 x 1587 .jpg – via Getty images This particular brand of synthetic, corporate ‘Fun’TM that appeals to, and is only … Read more

Aspirational Lifestyle Wallpapers For White Millennials

RND/ To consider that even something as apparently innocuous as desktop or smart phone wallpapers can be ideologically expressive and sinister. That something as insidiously puke inducing as ‘Aspirational Lifestyle Wallpapers For White™ Millennials’ can actually exist. All credit to original photographers (w/ nice expensive cameras); Design choices do not merely reflect an artist’s personal … Read more

Once And For All: Why to Agree With The Statement “Fuck Seinfeld”

RND/ To consider, once and for all, the innate existential validity of the general philosophical statement and moral sentiment “Fuck Seinfeld.” * One of the best reasons to hate the show Seinfeld is provided by ‘Daniel’, one of its bizarre billions of silently deranged, intensely annoying fanboys. Just check out this all-time classic response to … Read more