Subcultures

Stray Falls Into The Usual Orientalism Pitfalls Of The Cyberpunk Genre

Stray Falls Into The Usual Orientalism Pitfalls Of The Cyberpunk Genre

Image: Annapurna Interactive If you’ve felt uncomfortable about the rice paddy hats in Stray, you aren’t the only one. Stray lifts Asian aesthetics to evoke exoticism and danger, but it doesn’t engage with the history of the city it appropriates. This is especially problematic because its real-world setting carries painful historical baggage that can’t be …

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Persona 5 Fanzine In Disarray After Lead Organizer Allegedly Embezzles $20,000

Persona 5 Fanzine In Disarray After Lead Organizer Allegedly Embezzles $20,000

Image: Atlus Last night, the creative team behind a highly anticipated fan-made Persona 5 anthology zine announced that its project lead had confessed to spending $27,600 CAD (approximately $21,300 USD) of the zine’s funds for “personal use.” The money was originally intended for printing and shipping unofficial art and merchandise to customers. One of the …

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