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The Mind-Expanding World of “Legion” (& Why I Loved It)

I just finished watching the most amazing show, Legion, by creator Noah Hawley. It’s technically a show about mutants in the X-Men universe, but I didn’t realize that going into it. I didn’t know quite what to expect, except a superhero show. But it wasn’t like other superhero shows. That first episode features such explosive action — all based on mental abilities rather than super-strength or some more traditional power — I knew this would be something really different to watch.

And it was. Instead of constant action, the show focuses on the disturbed mental state of protagonist David Haller, and midway through the season I was hooked. This is a hallucinogenic drug of a show that explores mutant abilities and mental illness, like two sides of a coin. It’s also a character study of a man with inner demons that are more real than any you or I could ever have.

Here are a few reasons I fell in love with this show. Some minor (not end-of-show!) spoilers to follow, but I hope reading this is incentive to watch it if you haven’t yet. :)

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Inhabiting a Character: My Favorite RPG Leads

Role-playing video games are how I got into games in the first place. The ability to create a character is a liberating experience. It’s starts with how the character looks, then goes on to how the character acts in their world through my in-game decisions.

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Favorite Quests #2: A Haunted Island in “The Witcher 3”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game of stories. They unravel as you explore the vast open world as Geralt, a witcher who hunts monsters with magic and a special sword. What I love about this game is how well-crafted each side quest is, until it doesn’t feel like a “side” quest but just another adventure Geralt has, with real characters and meaning.

That’s why, in this second post about my favorite quests in video games, I’m featuring one of these stories. (*Quest spoilers to follow!)

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