Find My Work at OTAQUEST!

This is a quick update on the relatively quiet state of this blog in recent months. Since the summer, I’ve been working on a freelance basis writing articles for a variety of websites on different topics. In fact, I still have one more of these pieces ongoing that’s been in the works for quite a […]

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FIND MY WORK ELSEWHERE: Valkyria Chronicles 4’s Sexual Harassment Problem is Unacceptable in 2018

‘This year has been defined by the #MeToo movement, and women around the world have been speaking out against decades of sexual harassment, assault, and mistreatment from men in positions of power… Unfortunately, it seems Valkyria Chronicles 4 didn’t get the memo.’ I’ve been playing Valkyria Chronicles 4 these past two weeks ahead of the game’s […]

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FIND MY WORK ELSEWHERE: An Alternate Appraisal – Inclusivity and Empowerment in the Japanese Idol Industry

‘The idol industry has a reputation for scandals… while it’s not necessarily unfair to associate these things with idols, as there are genuine abuses within the industry, to focus exclusively on them ignores the unique, empowering and expansive subculture behind idols and their fans.’ I’ve had the opportunity to share my passion and adoration for Japanese […]

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Splatoon 2’s Exciting eSports Scene Is Gearing Up for Its Biggest Events, But Nintendo is Ignoring It

eSports are bigger than ever, and many companies know it. Capcom has for many years pushed their Capcom Cup with Street Fighter, and recently Epic Games announced a $100million prize pool for Fortnite. Overwatch is being broadcast on ESPN while League of Legends and DOTA are selling out arenas for their biggest matches. Though these […]

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