The Prodigy: Why Barça Should Sign Matthijs de Ligt

After completing the signing of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has reportedly turned his focus to de Jong's Ajax teammate Matthijs de Ligt. After all, Ajax and Barça have a long relationship, and share a similar style of play, not to mention that he is rumored to desire to … Continue reading The Prodigy: Why Barça Should Sign Matthijs de Ligt

Don’t Let “Motivation” Be Your Crutch

So, you want to create something, right? The 21st century Mona Lisa, a debut album that would put the Velvet Underground to shame, maybe even the next great American novel! You're gonna be a legend, an icon. In 2119, bored teenagers will have to read about you in their holo-textbooks... only catch is, you still … Continue reading Don’t Let “Motivation” Be Your Crutch

Ivan Rakitić: The Overlooked Engine of the Post-Xavi Barça

On 2 March, 2019, Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitić put in another masterclass in a big game for FC Barcelona, this time against eternal rivals Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Rakitić netted the only goal of the crucial match with a deft chip over Thibaut Courtois in the 26th minute, and provided both solid … Continue reading Ivan Rakitić: The Overlooked Engine of the Post-Xavi Barça

In Defense of the Self-Insert: More Than a Mary Sue

"Self-insert" is such a dirty term in many writing communities, isn’t it? It even sounds kinda dirty. But I don’t think it should be. Okay, okay, pitchforks down. This isn’t gonna be a defense of wish-fulfillment protagonist: The Mary Sue/Gary Stu. The Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Ways. All those Sonic the Hedgehog OCs (seriously, Google … Continue reading In Defense of the Self-Insert: More Than a Mary Sue