The Caracas Mirage

Hyperinflation, institutionalized blackouts, endless gasoline queues, cash shortages, an accentuated collapse of utilities and public infrastructure—these are all but some of the problems that have plagued Venezuela for around a decade now, none of them are new yet they’ve been exacerbated and dialed to eleven as of late.  It is Read more…

Queue Culture

The lines lines lines. You love those lines, you shove them straight—straight to my face. The societal and cultural damage that Venezuela has suffered through the past twenty years is almost irreparable. With every new trial and tribulation we’ve lost a bit of whatever normalcy we have left; we’ve adapted Read more…

From WoW to FFXIV: An overview

It finally happened, didn’t it? You finally quit WoW — you are finally free. It’s no secret that Battle for Azeroth has been an unmitigated disaster from day one and that its shortcomings are numerous: The disappointing Azerite gear system, the slowing down of gameplay, the time gating, the endless Read more…

Beyond the blackout

And thus here we stand, two weeks after Venezuela went through the worst blackout in its history. We still do not have an official and formal explanation of what happened; Maduro’s regime has adhered to the ‘Cyber and Electromagnetic attack’ buzzword narrative that places the blame on America, Donald Trump, Read more…

Pitch Black

There really isn’t a dull moment in Venezuela; in my previous post I mentioned an unsustainable “Snapshotted reality” and how everything seemed to be stuck and unable to move forward. I’ve also mentioned in the past how we can’t say “Well it can’t get any worse” because it can, and Read more…