For the past year and change, I’ve been playing a lot of physical games online. By that, I mean I’ve been playing a lot of online games that were originally intended to be played in person. Sometimes these are games by Jackbox, which while mediated by a computer are definitely enhanced by being able to… Continue reading In-Person Gaming
Hey there. I’m exhausted today, but that’s probably less because of World Events and more because I got my second Covid shot yesterday. Not to say things have gotten much better from last week, with another two mass shootings in the US happening since then that really call into question the 'normal' we’re returning to… Continue reading A Sore Arm
This past Tuesday, a white man bought a gun and went on a shooting spree in the Atlanta area, killing eight people — six of whom were women of Asian descent. There’s so much more to the story than just this, so much more to unpack. The shooter claimed that his motivation was to remove… Continue reading Exhausted
Hey. It’s been a year since quarantine started, which, in a moment of magnificent serendipity, was when I was really getting into Death Stranding. But that was quite literally 365 days ago, and I gotta say, this is not how I saw this past year going. Back in July, I started making a tally of… Continue reading 365 Days Later
We’re halfway through February. By my count, this puts me eleven months into this odd pseudo-lockdown that New York’s been in as a result of the global pandemic. I saw pseudo-lockdown because indoor dining opened yesterday (again) even though the infection rate has held steady in the city at around 7-8% for the past few… Continue reading What’s Up?
After Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol, I've seen lot of people saying that this isn’t really America, "this isn’t who we are." The thing is, the images and news you see coming out of it are nothing new. It’s the culmination of years of unspoken truths. People stormed the Capitol and among their flags… Continue reading This Is America
46,109 words. Which means only 3,891 to go before Tuesday. Certainly doable. Just gotta actually do it, work days or not. With my goal of writing around 2,000 words a day (a goal that I normally don't meat, else I'd be well over 50k words by now), I'm finding just how quickly plot can move.… Continue reading Closing In
Despite the nebulous passage of time that has marked much of this year, it continues to be November, and I continue to be writing. I'm sitting right around 34,000 words, which isn't that far from par and 'only' 16,000 to go. Not bad! And I think I've figured out my final act in a very… Continue reading Still Writing
Hey, it's November. Once again, I am, for some reason unknown to me, trying to write 50,000 words in one month. If you're curious, it's a continuation of what I was writing last year, and I think I just might be able to bring it all to a conclusion. I'm just trying to figure out… Continue reading Here We Go Again
Finally. Let out that breath. Enjoy the weekend. Rest deep. Get ready to continue the fight. But for now, celebrate, dare to hope again.