Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 6 – Teachers Love Pop Quizzes like a Random Damage Extravaganza

Some people say pop quizzes are abusive. They say they don’t have much of a positive effect. They say, it’s self-indulgent to surprise your students. They say, it’s sickening to mess around like that. They say, you should make things more fair for your class. I don’t really disagree. But I wouldn’t get my mindContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 6 – Teachers Love Pop Quizzes like a Random Damage Extravaganza”

Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen: Level 5- Lazy Content Recyclers are as Chill as Fans of Emulation (and bank robbers)

There doesn’t seem to be a way to criticize people for “recycling” content. YouTube channels just trying to exploit the algorithm……video game sequels that change hardly anything……news articles that practically steal from somebody else……tracing somebody else’s art…..releasing your own archive of content and branding it as something new and special…it’s kind of gross, right? ButContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen: Level 5- Lazy Content Recyclers are as Chill as Fans of Emulation (and bank robbers)”

Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen : Level 4 – Major Adult Freakouts are like Showing Off Before Losing in a Collectible Card Game

There doesn’t seem to be any way to actually criticize the most insufferable public behavior committed by adults. Nor a way to try and prevent the most difficult situations in the workplace, which lead to somebody getting fired. Perhaps most unfortunately, plenty of people throw their lives away in an abject fit of violence. ThoughContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen : Level 4 – Major Adult Freakouts are like Showing Off Before Losing in a Collectible Card Game”

Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 3 : Calling a Loved One a Burden is as Nifty as Managing Curses in Dungeons

It doesn’t seem possible to criticize people for abusive language or abusive behavior anymore. It’s almost like we, as a species, have managed to hit a wall. It comes from a place far too sincere to try and nullify, doesn’t it? In the Roguelike genre of video games, making it to the end of aContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 3 : Calling a Loved One a Burden is as Nifty as Managing Curses in Dungeons”

Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 2 : Corporate Madmen Grab the Useless Eleventh Coin in Mario Kart (Proposal to Humanity)

Do you know about my favorite tactical aspect of the Mario Kart series? One of things that sucked me back in after 10 years or so? It’s the coins. You can grab coins on the road, lose coins when being hit, and take coins from other people. The more coins you get, the faster yourContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 2 : Corporate Madmen Grab the Useless Eleventh Coin in Mario Kart (Proposal to Humanity)”

Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 1 : Supermarket Menaces Loathe the Fleeing Option in RPGs

You ever get shitty luck while playing an RPG? How about an open world game? High level enemies come out of nowhere. Your ass clenches a little.  You dread losing progress. And yet, sometimes, you choose to fight instead of run.  It feels rather spicy, doesn’t it? Like nobody told you this is what videoContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 1 : Supermarket Menaces Loathe the Fleeing Option in RPGs”

Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 0 : Lonely Teenagers Admire Glitch Creatures on Game Boy

Do you know about Missingno.? It’s a “glitch Pokemon”. A creature that exists entirely by accident. It’s a topic of much fascination and intrigue. Many even have affection for this garbled mess of pixels and data. When I was younger, and my social life was about as dull as it possibly gets, I found solaceContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 0 : Lonely Teenagers Admire Glitch Creatures on Game Boy”

The Heart’s Three Infamous Positive Energy Directives #13 – A Job Quit Evening Diary – (Charity Evacuation/Skateboard Solicitor/Train Paralysis/Buffet Patrol/Leftover McFlurry) [Five Fingers on the Heart of the Formerly Inexplicable]

A long time ago, somebody told me that if you want somebody to care about what you have to say, tell them a story. So follow along. Get inside my head. Yesterday, I left a job involving making calls for charities. I only lasted a few days. I put utter tons of heart into justContinue reading “The Heart’s Three Infamous Positive Energy Directives #13 – A Job Quit Evening Diary – (Charity Evacuation/Skateboard Solicitor/Train Paralysis/Buffet Patrol/Leftover McFlurry) [Five Fingers on the Heart of the Formerly Inexplicable]”

The Heart’s Three Infamous Positive Energy Directives #12 – Arresting The Russian Blank Paper Guy Is Far From Insanity, and That’s The Unexplained Phenomenon (International Bonus Track)

Hey, did you read the previous post? Pretty good, right? I’ve never felt so proud about how well I’ve described my past. About the chance I could really hold the wrist of someone about to do something beautifully extreme, and maybe they’d finally stop in place. But you want to know something else? I readContinue reading “The Heart’s Three Infamous Positive Energy Directives #12 – Arresting The Russian Blank Paper Guy Is Far From Insanity, and That’s The Unexplained Phenomenon (International Bonus Track)”

The Heart’s Three Infamous Positive Energy Directives #11 – “Let’s Talk it Over” Proposals are a Person at Their Most Undespicably Hurtful (Prom Night for Situational Fury)

It was a long time ago. I sent a message to someone, saying that we should meet up and talk things over to figure out how we feel about each other. Despite the messaging system being there. It was a very complicated scenario, perhaps one that even a writer of stories would envy in itsContinue reading “The Heart’s Three Infamous Positive Energy Directives #11 – “Let’s Talk it Over” Proposals are a Person at Their Most Undespicably Hurtful (Prom Night for Situational Fury)”