WoW Classic is a game centered largely on nostalgia, but it's now impossible to completely replicate the original game. In the same way, American politics is currently motivated by nostalgia for times that will never exist again.
The pre-release discourse for Classic WoW shows people are desperate for a sense of community. But why is that search leading them to a 15 year old game exactly?
Christian Patterson2019-02-15Underground MallSupplemental Introduction:I posted this on reddit and got some pushback, so before the post, I wanted to clarify a few things, because the pushback was rooted in misunderstanding my approach:1. This post is through the lens of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall (TRPF) in general. Although I'm approachimg it … Continue reading The Activision Blizzard layoffs and the ‘Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall’
Christian Patterson 2019-01-24 Underground Mall One of the keys to understanding Marx is understanding commodity. It's no coincidence that Marx opens Das Kapital dissecting the idea of commodity. It's also no coincidence that anti-Marxists don't often talk about Marx's commodity analysis, and subsequently have a terrible understanding of Marxism. In this post, I'll first analyze … Continue reading The Commodification of Commodities in the Consumer Goods Sector
Christian Patterson 2018-12-14 Underground Mall I always think about writing poetry based on the types of media I consume. For example, if I watch a good pro wrestling match, or a good movie, etc, I will mentally try to construct a poem with that structure. Of course, it's using a grammar that only makes sense to … Continue reading How playing Hearthstone made me better at writing poetry