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Blogging When the Gaming is Meh

Hello there you few brave souls who have stuck with me through the *crickets* and sounds of silence my blog has become. I recently realized how much I’ve missed blogging, so I made a commitment to start writing again. I’m taking an hour a week to see how much I can get done, both here…

The NBI Talkback Challenge: What Made Me A Gamer?

I think I will bite for this week’s talkback challenge. I also think I’m going to limit this to talking about becoming an online/computer gamer, rather than a gamer in general. I’m pretty old school when it comes to gaming. I’ve been playing tabletop games for longer than some of my readers have been alive.…

Are We Part of A Mocktatership?

I’ve been watching a lot of memes, gifs, Twitter rants, and other social media “commentaries” hit my feed lately. I’ve come to the conclusion that as a collective whole, our social media communities can be a bunch of cruel, mocking jerks. I’m calling it a mocktatership. Personally, I’m taking a “cleanse” this week and opting…

Non Sequiturs and Other Nonesense

Have you ever thought how many every day things have been designed by people with gorilla arms? I mean seriously… you reach into the back of your dryer to pull out that elusive last sock and think to yourself, “geez, I don’t have gorilla arms!” don’t you? Well, I just did! Ok, so that was…

Jack of All MMOs, Masters of None?

Liores from Herding Cats got me thinking today. And of course, whenever Twitter’s 140 character limit can’t encompass my rambling, out to the blog I ride… Her post, “MMOs are dead and I don’t feel so good myself” did a good job of capturing my melancholy over MMOs for the past 3, (4?!) or more…

Gaming is Not A Long-term Commitment

I’ve come to a realization recently that I am an old-fashioned gamer. Not the tasty cocktail or ice-cream sundae kind of Old-Fashioned either, but the stodgy get-these-kids-off-my-lawn kind. I’ve been watching people game-hop and finding myself annoyed at those pesky kids and their wanton gaming ways. And then it hit me, we’re talking about games here. Yep…