[Media Meandry] Games, Once Beaten

What happens to media after we’ve meandered through their entirety? They still exist for us to re-meander through, but with the initial thrill of experiencing everything gone, what’s the point? For games like Viridi, the point is having a spot for daily active meditation – the act of watering plants can help remind us to water our own inner plants. For other media, when the videogame, album, or whatever is done, I’m onto the next thing.

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[The Story] Playing Videogames Together

John and Trishna in “The Story” bond online over their shared interests in videogames, so once they have the opportunity to meet in person, videogames will be a hobby they share. I’ve imagined they primarily play long-form RPGs or other less competitive games, but what kinds specifically, and why? Would they be realistically based on real-world games or would they be imaginarily based on anything? Would they create their own small, amateur games as well?

Spoilers?: Minor [background character development]
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[Downsizing Zeal] Soaking It In

There are things I haven’t finished only because I don’t want them to be “over.” I didn’t want to be “done” with it because then that would be all there was, so I’d never finish these sorts of things. That would often lead me to start but never finish things. Now, I figure, I can either complete something or drop it, but if I’m actively “trying it out,” don’t let soaking it in flood expectations.

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[Blah Blah] PAX SIX 2018

Hello once again from the PAX Seattle Indies Expo 2018! When we six – led by someone I once knew, programmers Chris and Steven, marketer/writer Mike, sound/composer Dennis, and myself – weren’t talking to all you great folks out there from noon to 9 PM, we were out on the floors checking out some of the other cool new games from our peers! Click below to read about some hotly-anticipated new games and my first-time experiencing in booth management!

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[Sober Living] Psychedelic Mario World

How did this happen? Is there a correlation between my childhood raised secondarily by videogames and my reality where much of it involves tempering my overexposure to reality to avoid finding myself in a drunken stupor? I doubt the hours I spent playing games like Mario, Final Fantasy, or EarthBound caused this. Encouraged an addictive framework? Perhaps. Spend another 10 minutes to level up, throw yourself to the mercy of inebriation, only to rinse and repeat?

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[Series Review] Izetta: The Last Witch (2016)

Izetta: The Last Witch asks what might have happened during World War II if a witch with supernatural abilities were to suddenly appear in a country nearly annihilated by larger forces? This underdog alternate reality story piqued my interest, and though there are some major missteps, are those droppings enough to dissuade your time with the show?

Rating: ★★★☆☆ [3/5]
(Spoilers obscured.) “War reporting” inspired episode synopses:
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