On the downside, publishing a bad article is counterproductive, refusing to apologize is foolish, and then backtracking with "Okay, I've decided to change my mind" is mealy-mouthed. On the plus side, this kind of thing is a boon for Denton. Think of the clicks, and why bother fact-checking? This is even better than… » 3/01/15 2:19pm Sunday 2:19pm

Holy shit, Glenn Beck allegedly raped and murdered a girl in the 1990s? Now I have to go to my Tumblr and delete all of my Glenn Beck-themed erotic fan fiction, because while it is rather explicit (albeit tasteful and artistic), I do not want my art to be associated with someone who allegedly rapes and murders people,… » 2/25/15 5:52pm Wednesday 5:52pm

How does every single story from Florida manage to be, far and away, the most stereotypical Florida story ever, even more so than the one from five minutes ago? Surely this bubble can't go on expanding forever. » 2/23/15 2:30pm 2/23/15 2:30pm

Aside from adding, "Fuck anyone who describes any job as being for the less-intellectually inclined" (because, seriously, fuck them), I'd say that I'm really sorry to hear that you're having a hard time, and you've gotten some really good advice already. The counselors are there to help (at least at my school, they… » 2/17/15 9:02pm 2/17/15 9:02pm

I tend to think it's used when the person occupying the protagonist's role (which is usually—but not always—about being the hero, but is always about focalization*) acts in a way that is closer to conventional villain than conventional hero. Walter White certainly evolved into that as Breaking Bad went on (Vince… » 2/16/15 7:40pm 2/16/15 7:40pm