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Spike Lee: I’m the Man on the Inside

Spike Lee: I’m the Man on the Inside

June 29, 2020

Resources

 

For information on Black Lives Matter and how to help

www.ally.wiki 

tinyurl.com/blmforever 

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co 

 

To donate to the Mutual Aid Fund in Richmond

https://linktr.ee/mad_rva

 

Your rights as a protester

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/protesters-rights/

 

A list of elections

https://ballotpedia.org/Elections_calendar

 

More educational resources

https://medium.com/wake-up-call/a-detailed-list-of-anti-racism-resources-a34b259a3eea

 

“Fantasy world master list of resources on how to dismantle systemic racism”

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16CFLrMySyQR8cLTmACUKtHfc-UQ9PUA0ktLAfApydS8/htmlview?usp=sharing&pru=AAABcp9xGKU*ukwNxI5-oqB_rBCqUmJLqg#

 

Richmond, VA Trusted Twitter accounts

Social Activism

Social Activism

June 23, 2020

Hi everyone, it's just Jorge and Taylor this time. Brain will be back with us next week. We love you.

 

Resources

 

For information on Black Lives Matter and how to help

www.ally.wiki 

tinyurl.com/blmforever 

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co 

 

To donate to the Mutual Aid Fund in Richmond

https://linktr.ee/mad_rva

 

Your rights as a protester

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/protesters-rights/

 

A list of elections

https://ballotpedia.org/Elections_calendar

 

More educational resources

https://medium.com/wake-up-call/a-detailed-list-of-anti-racism-resources-a34b259a3eea

 

“Fantasy world master list of resources on how to dismantle systemic racism”

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16CFLrMySyQR8cLTmACUKtHfc-UQ9PUA0ktLAfApydS8/htmlview?usp=sharing&pru=AAABcp9xGKU*ukwNxI5-oqB_rBCqUmJLqg#

 

Richmond, VA Trusted Twitter accounts

 

In Support of Black Lives Matter 2

In Support of Black Lives Matter 2

June 15, 2020

Hi Everyone. Protests against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter continue across the country. And we want the focus to remain on those. In the description of this episode there are resources to support the protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. Some are carried over from last week, but there are more. We have also added some social links for people in Richmond, VA (where we're located) who we have verified are giving accurate ground reports from the protests.

 

Please reach out to us if you want to talk about anything. We are always ready to listen. We will be back with a regular episode next week. We love you. Continue to take care of yourselves and keep fighting. No justice no peace. Black Lives Matter.

 

Resources

 

For information on Black Lives Matter and how to help

www.ally.wiki 

tinyurl.com/blmforever 

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co 

 

To donate to the Mutual Aid Fund in Richmond

https://linktr.ee/mad_rva

 

Your rights as a protester

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/protesters-rights/

 

A list of elections

https://ballotpedia.org/Elections_calendar

 

More educational resources

https://medium.com/wake-up-call/a-detailed-list-of-anti-racism-resources-a34b259a3eea

 

“Fantasy world master list of resources on how to dismantle systemic racism”

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16CFLrMySyQR8cLTmACUKtHfc-UQ9PUA0ktLAfApydS8/htmlview?usp=sharing&pru=AAABcp9xGKU*ukwNxI5-oqB_rBCqUmJLqg#

 

Richmond, VA Trusted Twitter accounts

 

In Support of Black Lives Matter

In Support of Black Lives Matter

June 8, 2020

Hi Everyone, this last week has been rough. We’re sure it has been for you too. Instead of an episode this week, we are providing links to resources to support the ongoing protests and Black Lives Matter. Look in the comments for links to those resources. We support Black Lives Matter, and we support the protests. As always, reach out to us if you want to talk about anything. We are always ready to listen.

 

Keep up the fight, take care of yourselves. We love you. No Justice No Peace. Black Lives Matter.

 

Resources

 

For information on Black Lives Matter and how to help

www.ally.wiki 

tinyurl.com/blmforever 

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co 

 

To donate to the Mutual Aid Fund in Richmond

https://linktr.ee/mad_rva

 

Your rights as a protester

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/protesters-rights/

 

A list of elections

https://ballotpedia.org/Elections_calendar

 

More educational resources

https://medium.com/wake-up-call/a-detailed-list-of-anti-racism-resources-a34b259a3eea

 

“Fantasy world master list of resources on how to dismantle systemic racism”

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16CFLrMySyQR8cLTmACUKtHfc-UQ9PUA0ktLAfApydS8/htmlview?usp=sharing&pru=AAABcp9xGKU*ukwNxI5-oqB_rBCqUmJLqg#

Wine Tasting: Is Anybody Else Smelling Crayons?
Avatar: The Last Are We Friends Bender

Avatar: The Last Are We Friends Bender

May 25, 2020

⬇️: ❓👨‍👦‍👦🍻

Mortal Kombat: Moral Kombat

Mortal Kombat: Moral Kombat

May 18, 2020

👴🏻👊: ❤️👊

Fighting Games Pt. 2: The Dial-Up Demon

Fighting Games Pt. 2: The Dial-Up Demon

May 11, 2020

👊🕹❷: ☎️😈

EVO Moment #37: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzS96auqau0

THE BASICS

What are fighting games, and how do they work? An introduction to the genre, and the basic rundown of their universal mechanics and concepts.

  • Analysis: Why Button Mashing Doesn't Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R0hbe8HZj0

    • An introduction to the system mechanics to fighting games, in a general sense that should be easy to understand for the average person.
    • (In case this assumption is made) When you get to it-- No one actually calls it “Shen Long.”
  • Analysis: Tekken - The Difference Between 2D and 3D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGSkWVXE2mo
    • Self-explanatory: What makes 2D games and 3D games so different from each other?
  • What is the FGC? How Hype, Sweat and Tears Saved Gaming’s Oldest Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY176IOvS_c
    • Also self-explanatory: This is a simple introduction that will set up the dive for the other videos.

CULTURE

[Some backstory] Playing with others, an in-depth view of going past “playing online against a bunch of randoms.” What kind of things can you expect at events? What can you find out there?

  • FGC: Rise of the Fighting Game Community [FULL MOVIE]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkdCdrzj7Ik

    • A light introduction to the fighting game community, focuses on a couple of players, and introduces a few tournaments.
    • The most notable things to understand:
      • What goes through the mind of the community members when it comes to tournaments?
      • What ideas keep getting brought up?
    • Pay special attention to what you see of EVO and the (names of) players.
  • The Story of EVO: Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qppcyLgFuK0
    • What is EVO? What is it? How did it start?
    • EVO’s roots, the events before, and lead-up.
  • The Story of EVO: Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYZXGtxaU1Y&
    • The recent years, retold.

[The life of …] ...How have some of the current fighting game series survived? How have they influenced the sphere of fighting games as a whole? Which ones were saved, and by what or who? What have people done to sustain the FGC?

  • Inside Combo Breaker - Games, Culture, and the Midwest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXoHFeG5Baw

    • Insight into fighting game tournaments
    • This takes you into the eyes of Rick “TheHadou,” the director of Combo Breaker
  • Long Live The Night: An Under Night In-Birth Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV9GXR5Y4mU
    • Under Night In-Birth, a game in the anime genre that rose to popularity and won in prominence over the others due to pure passion of the players.
  • Road To King of Iron Fist - Tekken 7 Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugCiMKCLzk4
    • Tekken, its competitive history, and a focus on the Tekken 7 North American tour early in the game’s life. Features several players and their perspective on the game.
  • Locals #2: Fighting Tuesday (Feat. Majin Obama): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcBlb69aM2Y
    • Fighting Tuesdays! These are the locals in Tokyo’s Red Bull Sphere. What does it take to grow and feed a scene?
  • Core-A Gaming and Making Good Content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78nRAilQYe4
    • The face behind Core-A Gaming, the man who created the first two Analysis video, and many others (on his Youtube channel).
    • Content-creation and what goes behind making a good piece?
  • The Story of Super Smash Bros.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmqbRcmZeMU
    • The tumultuous history of Nintendo’s most popular franchise

STORYLINES

Live either the origin or life of a player throughout fighting game history. What have they done? Who are they?

DLC

Some of the hypest matches in fighting game history.

Supplementary information: Fighting Games Glossary https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary_of_fighting_games

Fighting Games: In the Muscledome

Fighting Games: In the Muscledome

May 4, 2020

👊🕹: ➡ 💪🏚

 

INTRODUCTION

EVO Moment #37: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzS96auqau0

THE BASICS

What are fighting games, and how do they work? An introduction to the genre, and the basic rundown of their universal mechanics and concepts.

  • Analysis: Why Button Mashing Doesn't Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R0hbe8HZj0

    • An introduction to the system mechanics to fighting games, in a general sense that should be easy to understand for the average person.
    • (In case this assumption is made) When you get to it-- No one actually calls it “Shen Long.”
  • Analysis: Tekken - The Difference Between 2D and 3D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGSkWVXE2mo
    • Self-explanatory: What makes 2D games and 3D games so different from each other?
  • What is the FGC? How Hype, Sweat and Tears Saved Gaming’s Oldest Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY176IOvS_c
    • Also self-explanatory: This is a simple introduction that will set up the dive for the other videos.

CULTURE

[Some backstory] Playing with others, an in-depth view of going past “playing online against a bunch of randoms.” What kind of things can you expect at events? What can you find out there?

  • FGC: Rise of the Fighting Game Community [FULL MOVIE]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkdCdrzj7Ik

    • A light introduction to the fighting game community, focuses on a couple of players, and introduces a few tournaments.
    • The most notable things to understand:
      • What goes through the mind of the community members when it comes to tournaments?
      • What ideas keep getting brought up?
    • Pay special attention to what you see of EVO and the (names of) players.
  • The Story of EVO: Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qppcyLgFuK0
    • What is EVO? What is it? How did it start?
    • EVO’s roots, the events before, and lead-up.
  • The Story of EVO: Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYZXGtxaU1Y&
    • The recent years, retold.

[The life of …] ...How have some of the current fighting game series survived? How have they influenced the sphere of fighting games as a whole? Which ones were saved, and by what or who? What have people done to sustain the FGC?

  • Inside Combo Breaker - Games, Culture, and the Midwest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXoHFeG5Baw

    • Insight into fighting game tournaments
    • This takes you into the eyes of Rick “TheHadou,” the director of Combo Breaker
  • Long Live The Night: An Under Night In-Birth Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV9GXR5Y4mU
    • Under Night In-Birth, a game in the anime genre that rose to popularity and won in prominence over the others due to pure passion of the players.
  • Road To King of Iron Fist - Tekken 7 Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugCiMKCLzk4
    • Tekken, its competitive history, and a focus on the Tekken 7 North American tour early in the game’s life. Features several players and their perspective on the game.
  • Locals #2: Fighting Tuesday (Feat. Majin Obama): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcBlb69aM2Y
    • Fighting Tuesdays! These are the locals in Tokyo’s Red Bull Sphere. What does it take to grow and feed a scene?
  • Core-A Gaming and Making Good Content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78nRAilQYe4
    • The face behind Core-A Gaming, the man who created the first two Analysis video, and many others (on his Youtube channel).
    • Content-creation and what goes behind making a good piece?
  • The Story of Super Smash Bros.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmqbRcmZeMU
    • The tumultuous history of Nintendo’s most popular franchise

STORYLINES

Live either the origin or life of a player throughout fighting game history. What have they done? Who are they?

DLC

Some of the hypest matches in fighting game history.

Supplementary information: Fighting Games Glossary https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary_of_fighting_games

Writing Pt. 2: Cat Murder Erotic Voyeurism

Writing Pt. 2: Cat Murder Erotic Voyeurism

April 27, 2020

✍️❷: 🙀🔪🍆👀

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