Category Archive: General Hopefulness!

Festival Powers That Be: Advocacy and Vibrancy to be Found at a Festival Near You

Festival life isn’t really a vacation by any means. For those that may not have experienced it themselves, I always describe it as a pilgrimage of sorts. There isn’t a defined geographic destination as much as there is a labored spiritual oasis that I try and discover. This virile island of diverse beats, supportive human beings, outlandishly fertile costumes, and infectious dance moves is a place that I embrace mentally, emotionally, and physically.

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Wolfenstein – A Narrative Jubilee with a Serviceable Gameplay

**Intro:** Ah, Wolfenstein. How much respect is automatically generated for a title that stems from the “granddaddy of FPS”? Does the fact that Wolfenstein 3D (1992) often received credit for being a genre-template… Continue reading

A Review of Modern Romance

Modern Romance strikes the right balance of humor and enlightening information. A dating book, a science book, a book for anyone curious about Modern Romance.

Authentic Relating Games & Bonding Non-Verbally Through Different Mediums

The more that technology expands into every nook and cranny of human experience, the more the oft-toted notion that our new “methods” for socializing are crippling our humanity. Surely, you’ve met someone who… Continue reading

Movement Mechanics – The First Building Block of Gaming

At their fundamental level, videogames are in many ways simply about movement. We dive into some great examples of movement in our opinions and advocate for our favorite features and mechanics of movements in games.

Staying Neutral in a World of Hate: Analyzing Media Sans Bias – Part 2: Suicide Squad

Err’body Hyped, yet Err’body Beefing Bout Suicide Squad   As a continuation of the focus on sidestepping influence from online voices whilst still personally identifying one’s own opinion, this article will be tackling… Continue reading

Staying Neutral in a World of Hate: Analyzing Media Sans Bias – Part 1: Batman vs. Superman

  Academic titles aren’t exactly barrels of fun, but succinctly stating theses in a single sentence is hardly a walk in the park. Basically, below you’re gonna find part 1 of an article… Continue reading

Westworld & the Surprising Engagement in the Sci-fi Mystery Genre

Cultural phenomena are often really fun to peep as they crest their wave of popularity. Approaching any medium that’s got the hive buzzing gets me curious.  “Why is seemingly everyone raving about this show?”… Continue reading

Swiss Army Man: Physical Comedy Absurdism and Socially Constructed Fear

​I peeped Swiss Army Man just last night, and it kinda blew whatever meager expectations I had constructed of it out of the water. It’s a film where the stranded actor Paul Dano… Continue reading

DOTA2 – The International 6– Key Arena – 8-11-16

evaughn and Tom had the opportunity to witness the spectacle that is The International, DOTA2’s massive esports tournament in Seattle, WA. Our hopeful take on esports and the tournament scene.

Why be Hopeful? Why be Positive?

tom and e-vaughn have spent years studying social psychology and it turns out both the social and the psychology are pretty dope. Find out how being social and hopeful can help you be a happier, healthier person overall, and help build our lil’ hopeful community.

Welcome, and Stay Hopeful!

Welcome, welcome, welcome to Hopeful Homies! Tom and e-vaughn are just a couple of homies dedicating some solid positivity to analyzing the culture and content within, primarily, videogames.