What we know so far about Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley

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As a huge fan of both the Moomins and video games, I decided to do some digging into all of the information available about the upcoming Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley being developed by Hyper Games. In addition to information from the most recent development updates from Hyper Games (you can sign up for the Hyper … Continue reading What we know so far about Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley

Archived Japanese Moomin Flash Games

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I found these while looking through the Wayback Machine for anything possibly related to Moomin's Tale and although you probably cannot play them in your browser, you can download them to play via a Flash emulator like Ruffle. Archived from here on July 28, 2021. Download the games here. FILE NAMEmoomin4.swfTITLE(J)ムーミン谷のかくれんぼTITLE(Google Translate)Hide and seek in … Continue reading Archived Japanese Moomin Flash Games

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The Ethics of Fiction: Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Chairman Rose, Deepwater Horizon, and the Corporate Aftermath of Man-Made Disasters

This essay started life as a script for a YouTube video but after I remembered that speaking on camera makes me anxious, I changed it into a part of my Ethics of Fiction series. Thanks for reading and if you like the article consider supporting me on Patreon. Without further ado, let’s talk about wealth, … Continue reading The Ethics of Fiction: Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Chairman Rose, Deepwater Horizon, and the Corporate Aftermath of Man-Made Disasters

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The Ethics of Fiction Mini Response: “The Unexplored Ethics of Body Swap Stories”

This is not my full monthly essay. It’s going to be a little different so think of it as a bonus. Basically I started writing a long YouTube comment before I realized that everything I had to say was fit for a mini entry in my Ethics of Fiction series. The YouTube video in question … Continue reading The Ethics of Fiction Mini Response: “The Unexplored Ethics of Body Swap Stories”

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The Ethics of Fiction: Pokémon Battles

In this essay, I will examine the ethics of Pokémon battles within the core series games. I will address various defenses of Pokémon battles and why they don't win me over. Then, I will examine a core question of this series: what are the ethical responsibilities of a piece of media? Before getting into it, … Continue reading The Ethics of Fiction: Pokémon Battles

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The Ethics of Fiction: Introduction

This is the intro to a series of short essays about the relationship between morality and media. Roughly speaking, the topics of these essays will fit into one of two categories. Inside the text and outside the text. Essays of the ‘inside’ variety will ask questions like how does this tv show determine who/what is … Continue reading The Ethics of Fiction: Introduction