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”

Original Comparisons: Why Being Crappy at RPGs is like Having No Dating Skills

You played Pokemon or something, when you were younger. You gave your Charizard all Fire moves, or something else like that. It worked, it felt right. Until it really didn’t. But you didn’t want to experiment. You felt so very secure, even though it felt somewhat childish. You grew up and survived your adolescence. YouContinue reading “Original Comparisons: Why Being Crappy at RPGs is like Having No Dating Skills”

Original Comparisons: Why Frustrating Game Design is like a Gift Card

Let me ask you another thing, have you ever been frustrated or perhaps endeared by the lack of options you wish you had in a video game? I have heard many people say that not having certain accommodations to make things easier, or for certain strategies to be be allowed, guided them into enjoying theContinue reading “Original Comparisons: Why Frustrating Game Design is like a Gift Card”

Original Comparisons: Why Anti-Maskers are like Game Freak apologists

If you go back a few months, you’ll find a lot people telling you,the coronavirus is an economic disaster, we have to make sure the economy doesn’t fail. We have to keep open the businesses, and all of that stuff open, pretty much, to keep ourselves from doing harm and looking foolish. Other people said,Continue reading “Original Comparisons: Why Anti-Maskers are like Game Freak apologists”