Death Stranding Review Essay Video

Some notes:

If you’d rather just read the script (with some pretty screenshots), you can do that here.

This is the first time I’ve edited a video like this. I did it in Davinci Resolve. It took forever.

Here are some links about Death Stranding that inspired my experience:

This game has so much to unpack and critique. Here are some YouTube videos that hit on different parts of Death Stranding:

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june 16, 2021june 16, 2021 June 16, 2021 Sketches

Did some video editing tonight. I’m looking for workflow advice on how to organize video files by tags or file names. It’s real easy to lose track of what goes where.

June 11, 2021 thought

Spotify URI

I was a little bummed that the new Spotify design got rid of the Spotify URI link. I use those occasionally to mix and match playlists with the excellent Organize Your Music ( Thankfully, I figured out that it’s not gone, just hidden in an annoying way. All you have to do is hold down the alt key while the menu is out, and the link and url will just swap, like so:


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May 2021 in photos

June 8, 2021 photos

Science has shown that quarantine was hardest on hot extroverts



From that 30 Rock special last year.

June 6, 2021 gifs

Link Blog, May 2021

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You Chose Poorly S02E03 - Cheating

Mikey and Sawyer talk about messing with Apple Watch data. It leads into a larger topic of cheating in video games.


June 5, 2021 podcasts youchosepoorly

A Drag off Twitter


I think we can say with some degree of certainty that Twitter has systematically elevated fringe positions and granted sociopaths - whose feeding grounds have typically been constrained by natural factors - a global remit. This barely constitutes an observation.” It’s a fairly simple transform executed on the absolute edges of the signal, what these instruments are painstakingly designed to do, and we get to live in the chasm that has opened between them. Imagine if a sore could have sores. It’s a hellscape that gleefully commingles Dante’s Inferno and a high school cafeteria.

I quit twitter for the third time earlier this year. My nicotine patch has been bookmarking a few select people who blog on twitter. I try to treat it just like a blog with no comment section. If the last 25 years of the internet has taught me anything, it’s that there is no healthy value in being in the comment section.

Every time I see that someone has quit twitter I congratulate them, as if they’ve just quit smoking or gotten divorced.

June 2, 2021 links

The Best of Youtube, May 2021

Youtube is a bad place, but every now and then a good video appears. Because I can’t seem to stop going there, I can at least make it easier for you (and future me) to see what was worth it.

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