(Side-note: Happy Birthday to me.)
I was happy enough with the way the first “Game OverThinker” video turned out I dove right into number two, so here it is. Just don’t take this as some indicator of how regularly these will be up… the first two subjects were issues/ideas that I’ve been chewing on for awhile so they were realized pretty quick – if I opt to tackle something that requires more (read: ANY) research or deeper consideration it’ll probably take longer.
In any case, Episode 2 here falls under the needlessly-pretentious title of “Super Mario and The Sacred Feminine.” If you only listen to one 9 minute 55 second clip of a video-game addicted Movie Geek pontificating about post-feminist sexual politics and gender roles in gaming, the notion of neo-pagan Goddess themes in the Mario series plus a brief aside about Japan and how the long shadow it casts on game-culture worldwide to this day makes these academic exercises exponentially more complicated, I humbly ask that you make it this one. Enjoy!
Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iNs5iG2h34