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Wednesday Wallpaper

Posted by Doug on June 16, 2010

Ayanami Rei and Sōryū Asuka Langley from Neon Genesis Evangelion

Ayanami Rei and Soryu Asuka Langley

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Wednesday Wallpaper

Posted by Doug on June 9, 2010

Mizuhara Koyomi, a.k.a. Yomi, from Azumanga Daioh

Mizuhara Koyomi

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Wednesday Wallpaper

Posted by Doug on June 2, 2010

Senjōgahara Hitagi, from Bakemonogatari

Senjogahara Hitagi

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Wednesday Wallpaper

Posted by Doug on May 26, 2010

Tōsaka Rin, from Fate/Stay Night

Tosaka Rin

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Wednesday Wallpaper

Posted by Doug on May 19, 2010

Hanekawa Tsubasa, from Bakemonogatari

Hanekawa Tsubasa, from Bakemonogatari

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Wednesday Wallpaper

Posted by Doug on May 12, 2010

Yōko Littner, from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Yōko Littner

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Wednesday Wallpaper

Posted by Doug on May 5, 2010

Akiyama Mio, Tainaka Ritsu, Kotobuki Tsumugi, and Hirasawa Yui from K-ON!

K-ON!

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Wednesday Wallpaper

Posted by Doug on April 28, 2010

Himeji Mizuki, from Baka to Test to Shōkanjū

Himeji Mizuki

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Video Games Are Not Art?

Posted by Doug on April 24, 2010

Roger Ebert thinks that not only are video games not art, but they are not even capable to rising to the status of art.

The TL; DR version of Ebert’s argument goes a little like this: you can “win” a video game, thus it is a game and not art; and that there is no true masterwork of video games on the same level as the great masterworks of painting, or sculpture, or music, or cinema, and thus it is not art; and most importantly, Ebert himself has decided it is not art, and thus it is not art.

My personal opinion is twofold: first, that art is purely subjective, and any definition of art would be arbitrary; and second, that Ebert is completely wrong. I can’t really define art, but do know some of its features. Art is designed to evoke an emotional response, and art provokes deep contemplation.

Shadow of the Colossus and Metal Gear Solid 4. These are definitely games, but they stand out in my mind as art.

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Wednesday Wallpaper

Posted by Doug on April 21, 2010

Kirara, from Samurai 7

Kirara

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