Final Fantasy XIII is Queer as Hell, Part One – l’Cie as a Trans Metaphor

Final Fantasy XIII is among the media which changed my life, offering me a way to articulate parts of myself that I haven’t been able to before. More so, the more I think about it and the more I play, I’ve come to the realization that FFXIII is queer as hell. We can argue author intent vs ‘Death of the Author’ all we want, but even if it wasn’t Square-Enix’s attempt to produce a story that is one big queer metaphor they succeeded in doing so regardless. I think it’s worth discussing because this game draws some pretty striking parallels between what its characters experience, and what LGB and T persons do. To the point where I’ve come to view being l’Cie as an excellent example of what it is like to be Trans (tra’Ni?). Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Doctor Who, Part One – Loss and Loneliness

The BBC’s Doctor Who had been in my nerd blindspot until September, 2012. Until then, I had not only never seen an episode, but had no idea who The Doctor was, what he did, or how it happened. All I was somewhat confident in saying was that, “It’s a show about time travel… But don’t quote me on that.” Also there were big ugly things called Dalecks that were annoying to listen to. The point is that I was clueless until saw it listed on Netflix and went, “I should at least check out that Blink episode everyone keeps telling me to see.”. As with many things I will discuss, it’s amazing to look back on such small decisions and realize how you had no idea your life was about to change; possibly even be saved. Continue reading

Resonance is Live!

Welcome to Resonance! A blog where I want to explore the media which has influenced my life, and celebrate it for being awesome. I have a lot of work still to do, but in the meantime I’m going to start posting articles I’ve wanted to write for a while now. Aiming to be upbeat and positive, I want to explore the good effects media has. Also nerd out from time to time. Continue reading