Do You Know What I Love The Most?

Spencer Irwin
One Man's Relationship with Media (From Quarantine and Beyond)
Created 26 Mar 2020
  • What Sets Super Smash Brothers Above Multiversus
    28 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    I fell in love with the Super Smash Brothers franchise way back when its first iteration was released on the Nintendo 64 in the late 90s. All it took was one commercial and I was hooked. The hook, for...
  • How We Narrowly Avoided "Peanuts" Becoming "The Room"
    13 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    Sometimes I send a tweet, nobody interacts with it, and I feel genuinely befuddled, tempted to run around showing it to everyone insisting “this was a good one, dammit!” Other times I get why they fai...
  • Evangelion is my Supervillain Origin Story
    09 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    A couple nights ago I was reading this really interesting interview on the AV Club with two trans artists about the way anime helped form their identities and give them a safe space to explore their g...
  • Exit, Pursued by a Hot Topic Clerk
    26 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    Good morning, readers! It feels really good to be cranking out more than one newsletter in the same month again! I want to give a very special welcome to the new readers who joined up after my piece a...
  • After 20 Years of Subtext, Finally a Queer Robin
    11 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    If you follow comic news at all, yesterday you probably saw a headline boldly declaring that Robin — as in the sidekick of Batman — had come out. This is, essentially, true, and it’s very exciting, as...
  • Can We Please Leave America Chavez's Origin Alone?
    15 Jul 2021 • 10 min read
    Hey there! I’m sorry updates have been scarce lately. Last week I started a new job, and a lot of my focus lately has been on getting that job, then preparing for it, then getting settled in (it’s goi...
  • The Strange, Convoluted Saga of Wally and Wallace West
    23 Jun 2021 • 9 min read
    Comic books are deeply, deeply weird. To me, that’s a feature, not a bug. In fact, one of my favorite pastimes is reminding people of how bizarre certain comic book stories actually are, lest those of...
  • A Classic Format for a Modern Show
    09 Jun 2021 • 8 min read
    When I was growing up, all the cartoons I watched — be they the likes of Doug, Rugrats, or Hey Arnold! on Nickelodeon or Dexter’s Laboratory or The Powerpuff Girls on Cartoon Network — aired in twelve...
  • Fear of Change, and the Reluctant Collector
    02 Jun 2021 • 8 min read • 0 3
    I’ve always struggled with change. When I was in third grade I struggled so much that I ended up seeing the school counselor for a while. Every month my teacher created a mural she’d put up on the cla...
  • A Statement
    20 May 2021 • 5 min read
    On Friday May 14th, various allegations of abusive, manipulative, and predatory behavior were made against Saves the Day singer/songwriter Chris Conley. Those allegations can be viewed in full here on...
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