There is something about how we consume pop culture that is different from past eras. Before the era of having more media at your fingertips than was available in all of the media catalogues in the world simultaneously, things evolved. Shows like The Office and Friends faded from existence, to be replaced by things that reflected the sensibilities of the current era. In the 80s, people didn’t have ready access to media from the 70s, and people growing up in the 90s didn’t watch things from the 80s, particularly if they were children and were consuming them devoid of context…
My life hasn’t really turned out the way I thought it would be.
Back when I graduated college, I thought I was going to be a video game journalist. I spent years cultivating the skill, having written hundreds if not thousands of video game news stories, features, reviews for over a dozen independent video game publications.
“I’m glad we’re taking the time to do this. I could use a sanity check.”
Major Kaidan Alenko, Alliance Marine and Commander Shepard’s oldest friend and crew member sits across from him, looking at the menu and deciding what to order. Life has been pretty crazy lately for the crew of the Normandy. It’s good to have a meal with an old friend, a sworn battle-brother.
“There aren’t enough moments like this… with people I care about.”
Kaidan reflects on his time in a hospital bed, fighting for his life after a near-death experience on Mars at the hands of…