It’s not the first time I’ve used a video game metaphor for my life, and it won’t be the last. Unlike video games, there is no reset button on life. But much like some of my favourite video games, there is a a way to take the experiences, items and elements from a previous play […]
Read More New Game Plus
If you could start over, start from the very beginning, recreate yourself in entirety, which would you choose: male or female? Part of what I love so much about video games, RPGs in particular, is the opportunity to take on a new persona. Become someone new. Someone different. Someone bolder, braver, more heroic… or less […]
Read More To Be Male Or To Be Female, That Is The Question
It has recently come to my attention that my status as a nerd may be in question. Apparently, according to some of my fellow humans, my inherent female-ness exempts me from certifiable nerddom. Where were these authority figures while I was withering away in nerdy, socially-awkward seventh-grade misery? Where were they in high school while I was desperately […]
Read More Is “Nerd Girl” An Oxymoron?
There is no shortage of people in this world with opinions about what you should be, or do, or like, or believe. Or, almost more prevalent, what you shouldn’t. They may not always say it explicitly, but it’s pretty easy to get the hint. I, for example, shouldn’t like video games. Why not? Well, because […]
Read More Why I’m Not Supposed To Like Video Games