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Script Natsound: dating app notifications (:7) RT: Online dating is not as easy as you may think. Discriminatory phrases like “no Asians, no blacks” buzz onto LGBTQ+ POC’s phones. Only in June 2020 did Grindr, a gay dating app for the queer community, removed its sexual preference filter after being in service since 2009. The…

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Cherry Picking Stonewall Apart

On a Thursday in late September, the leader of a black queer protest, Joel Rivera, stands on the steps of an apartment beside the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. As the Liberation Extravaganza march begins, they stress that their walking is to reclaim the forgotten history that began with people of color (POC) that sparked…

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The Last of Us Part Two Final Thoughts

I felt the need to include my closing thoughts on the game, after a long time of having the experience live in the back of my head. I washed my hype down with the narrative soundtrack, as well as twitter’s teetering judgment weighing down like pressure from the cold war. It was divisive, to say…

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Santa Barbara

The final hours taking place on the California coast was the hardest part of the game to play. You play as Abby for a small part of this section but her gameplay isn’t what this final act is about.  Gameplay switches to Ellie, still obsessed in finding Abby’s whereabouts. This wasn’t the most graphic part…

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Seattle day 3 (Abby) through The Farm (Ellie)

Abby and Yara sail to Seraphite’s island in search of Lev. They get there and tale the back trails, sneaking through the settlements of the people who want to kill them. To describe their home aesthetic, think of A24’s Midsommer and The Witch. They have homes built of logs shaped like a triangle with a…

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Seattle Day 2 (Abby)

I haven’t finished the section yet, but I already know I am headed into the best part of the game. Abby felt compelled to help Yara and Lev in a way that would go against everything she has trained for as a WLF. She rescued them so intently, killing scars along the way.  I say…