Episode 51 – Red Angel

This month on the Critical Distance Confab, Angelina Bonilla — better known as Red Angel — was kind enough to join us.

After working for some time as a writer for online publications, Red Angel decided to turn her efforts to video. While not yet familiar with the wider YouTube critical community, she dove right in and began her Late Night Ponderings series, as an extension of the editorials she wrote for Noobfeed and Game Skinny. Her videos evolved from there, moving beyond the constraints of editorial mandates and game journalism “style”, into something more personable; and shifting her focus from larger titles, finding that everything had already been said about them, she instead chose to use her time critiquing smaller indie games. We talk about her writing sounding “like poetry,” wanting to bring different perspectives into this sphere, and also owls for some reason.


Red Angel YouTube Channel

Late Night Ponderings: Life Is Strange‘s Ending and Reception

Death and Photography in Life is Strange

Oxenfree The Duality of Grief in Clarissa and Alex

Why I Cover Indie Games

Late Night Ponderings: Similar Sinews

Angelina Bonilla Author’s Page – Noobfeed

Angelina Bonilla Author’s Page – Game Skinny

Red Angel Patreon

Opening Theme: ‘Close’ by The Alpha Conspiracy

Closing Theme: ‘Wishing Never’ by The Alpha Conspiracy