Jan. 9th, 2017

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I really love Pokémon Sun. It's full of happiness and healing. Everyone is kind to the player-character, and everyone helps her and wants her to succeed. There is no racism or sexism or homophobia, there is no war or poverty, and there is no animal cruelty. There is an overt critique of capitalism, but it's very gentle, and the real-world history of human migration to Hawai'i is treated respectfully as well.

There's a famous quote from Slavoj Zizek that goes, "It's much easier to imagine the end of all life on earth than a much more modest radical change in capitalism," but the dude obviously never played any of the Pokémon games, which all function as beautiful interactive models of what a peaceful postcapitalist society might actually look like.

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