“I can’t fap* to her that way. :)” Yep. This is a real quote from a real stranger watching my Twitch stream** of Overwatch the other day. They were referring to my character, Zarya, usually bubble gum-haired and in a shiny blue jump suit. I am in the closed beta for this particular […]Read more "Heroes and Heroines"
This is an abbreviated version of a longer article posted at Foxy Game Reviews. In case you’re not familiar, Blizzard has a new game coming out this spring called Overwatch. So far, they have a closed beta running, which means a very small number of people are invited to play while things are tested and […]Read more "Overwatch: An Exercise in Character Diversity"
This is part 3 of a three-part series. Click to see part 1 and part 2. So what should I (or you, if you’re so inclined) take away from all this? Well, first of all, don’t be silly like me and ever upload anything you’d rather not have literally everyone you’ve ever known seeing. Additionally, please feel […]Read more "Surprise! You’re Viral! (Part 3)"
This is part 2 of a three-part series. Click to see part 1 or part 3. So, after finding a few instances of my face (and scarred, bikini-clad body) spread across the internet, I decided to log onto Imgur, where this whole inferno originally began, to see if I could talk to people about the bizarre […]Read more "Surprise! You’re Viral! (Part 2)"
This is part 1 of a three-part series. Click for part 2 and part 3. First of all, if you know anything about the internet, you know that if you want to stay relevant, it’s important to do everything at a lighting-fast pace. You have to capitalize on the attention you have while you have it, because the […]Read more "Surprise! You’re Viral! (Part 1)"
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Please check out Part 1 before continuing. Achaea and same-sex relationships. Achaea has allowed same-sex relationship and been LGBTQ-friendly for years now. Given that we have real-life government workers walking off their jobs because –gasp! – they may have to award a marriage license to two people who […]Read more "Trendsetting in a Text World – Part 2: Sexuality and Gender Identity"
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. See Part 2 here. Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands. Heard of it? If so, please feel free to drop me a line, because I think I may know you! Otherwise, you’ll probably be like most of my readers who stick to the more visually engaging spectrum of […]Read more "Trendsetting in a Text World – Part 1: Focusing on Feminism"
Have you played Portal? It’s been out for a good, long while now, but I’ve only recently gotten around to playing myself. I’ll be honest here. The entire time I played, I asked myself over and over again, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” This game is challenging, hilarious, entertaining, and just downright fun. A […]Read more "How Portal Powers Through the Patriarchy"
I’ll come right out and say it: I play way too much Hearthstone. In case you’re not familiar, this is basically a Magic: The Gathering rip-off created by Blizzard Entertainment using digital cards which feature various monsters, heroes, and NPCs from the Warcraft universe. If all of that meant nothing to you, that’s ok. You […]Read more "Ladies Just Aren’t in the Cards"