Clients sit and talk to me about their lives, and I make mild observations or comments as I see fit. Amidst our chatter, I mix drinks.
Life is painfully complex.
When I was younger, I spent a lot of time feeling bad about myself. It wasn’t anything terribly traumatic, but a likely common story for the nerdier folks going through life. For me, I’ve always been a little bit on the smaller side, I wore glasses from a young age, I liked Japanese cartoons and…
The grass sways in the wind, the sea reaches up to the cliffs, spraying ocean into the air before calming once again into itself. Seafaring birds drift in the distance, after prey out of human sight. The mid-afternoon sun draws patterns of glitter onto the surface of the water. There is a smell to the…
When I first started playing and writing about games, it was a different time. Advertisements were built on the backs of the grunge-fantasy vibe of metal bands. Or they wrapped themselves in the elegant evening dress of perfume advertisements, but eschewed the class to gaze longingly at busts and butts. The discussion surrounding games said…
Life can sometimes feel like a puzzle, but not all pieces are shaped the same.
There’s a challenge to designing a good challenge.
Not all skills transfer quite so cleanly.
As a child, Fallout 2 is a wonderful game, but very probably for only about half of the right reasons.
At exactly six in the morning, the cries of a rooster pierce through the peaceful rest of the farmhouse.
Sometimes, even the most stalwart heroes need a bit of peace.
There’s a weird amount of joy hidden in the passive hand of The Sims.