ashparrish
Ash Parrish
ashparrish
Kotaku Staff Writer and Hornt Correspondent - Fanfiction Novelist - Unapologetically Black - Diversity Gelatinous Cube
Apr 6
7

Cinema of a certain era often reflects the anxieties and concerns of that period. With racism more visible now in public life than it’s ever been, it’s no surprise the movies are full of it. Like with other messages, the goal is to make those committing the wrongs wake up: “See? This is what you look like! This is Read more

Apr 6
37

Black people doing weird, awesome, heroic, and magical shit, without needing to deal with the baggage of racism. Read more

Apr 6
12

Dammit, every time you guys do an article about MtG (the game, not the unfathomably shitty congressperson) I get tempted to rejoin all over again.  NO!  BAD!  Maybe just a little...

Mar 29
3

So scale of 1 to 10, how hard did I fuck up by skipping through all of the “A Thousand Years of Dreams” stories? I only played through it once when it first came out and I was 15 and had no interest in reading all of that. I feel like that must be like an 8 at least, right?

Mar 29
9

It’s so good. I think it’s better than Automata (although Automata might be closer if it didn’t grind to a halt with 9S’s way-too-soon replay for Ending B), but it is slower and more contemplative. I’m excited for people to finally experience this game (and, also, a bit pissy that everyone didn’t believe me and the Read more

Mar 26
26

It’s an umbrella identity. The white stripe of the trans flag has always been intended to represent people living outside the gender binary. SonicFox is a non-binary trans person. Edit: this is a quote from the creator of the modern trans pride flag, about the colors. “The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, Read more

Mar 26
11

Not an expert, but the term being an “umbrella” is ok for the time being. Some people are legit confused, so this simplification will help grease the wheel of acceptance for a while.

Mar 23
7

When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.

Mar 23
2

Sure, if you want your children to fall asleep because Teferi decided to demonstrate what Blue Mana is all about (namely, doing nothing, powerfully).

Mar 23
1

I mean, between Liliana “a few zombies could handle that” Vess and Chandra “Fire can solve any problem, also things that suddenly become problems because of fire” Nalaar, who would you want teaching your magical children?!

Mar 22
7

Note, Ash, that only part of Stormblood is really East Asian themed. And even then, it’s not wholly Japanese. While Doma has a pretty strong Japanese influence, overall the influences on the design for the various areas in the Far East are a mix of Japanese and Chinese. And the biggest part of that campaign is spent Read more

Mar 13
2

What you really want to do with rezzing commands is create a macro, so all you do is hit the button once, and let the macro find the current carcass next in line to auto-raise him/her. Fuck scrolling up and down the party list and fumbling with targeting. Do this: Read more

Mar 12
8

Healer classes let you form bonds with other players. People appreciate your role and you feel motivated to do your best.

Mar 12
4

I’ve been maining a Gladiator/Paladin since I started up with some buddies when the enhanced free trial hit. They were all level-capped and everything so they’ve been carrying me through the game but it wasn’t until I recently started doing dungeons on my own that I realized how much of what you learned is the tank’s Read more