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How I Became the Villain in Deathloop

Deathloop reminds us that growth requires refusing to hide from our mistakes.

Deconstruction and “True Myth” in Eternals

Eternals depicts how faith can be challenged and lost. However, there is more beyond mere deconstruction with the hope of reconstruction.
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Spy x Family: The Desire for Connection

"Everyone has a secret self they don’t show to other people." But vulnerability can actually strengthen relationships and lives.

Grappling with Darkness in Diablo II

There is more to Diablo II than grabbing loot and slaying monsters--those with eyes to see will find a redemptive message about endurance in the midst of trial.

Reflections from Fan Expo Denver 2021

In a year of reconnecting, Fan Expo Denver delivered a joyful in-person experience.

Nerdy Things We’re Grateful For in 2021

As we enter the holiday season, Love Thy Nerd writers reflect on the nerdy things they're grateful for in 2021.

One Piece at 1000: Finding Freedom in a Straw Hat

Writer Steven Dobek reflects on One Piece's resounding theme that we can feel more alive and free when we commit to and serve other people.

20 Years of Determination in the Halo Saga

What makes Master Chief a beloved hero? Writer Matthew Birdzell believes it's his undying commitment to save humanity, no matter the cost.

Why I Love Mobile Games

Mobile games are legitimate games, and often are the pathway many people take to broadening their videogame horizons.

Trusting the Force and Each Other in Star Wars: The Rising Storm

The Jedi in Star Wars: The Rising Storm are stronger when they are open and honest with each other. Shouldn't we do the same?