Silence is not agreement. I keep my mouth shut as I walk behind the two women I am working with this week. The younger one is marching in her formerly fashionable combat boots in time to the words barking from her mouth. The topic is Suicide. Don't ask how they got on to that subject, I wasn't really paying … Continue reading Stubborn Ignorance
You were right, she doesn't like you. I told CoWorkerA that I felt bad for CoWorkerB. "She had to travel with me on our last job, all that time in the cab to the airport and then at lunch, I'm sure she was miserable. I tried to not be too annoying." I said it with … Continue reading You don’t know me at all
Memory is shadow. A 2d projection of a 3d event. Warped and wrung by heat and light. Mushed and mangled by time and experience. A memory of seeing the Mona Lisa, an event almost a decade old, passed, unrelated to anything, to the front of my mind on a day when other, more interesting things were happening, … Continue reading Memory of something that hardly happened
Both Sim City and Minecraft, and probably other games too, offer a 'creative' or 'sandbox' mode. This means that the game turns off all the monsters and disasters and gives you unlimited access to materials. With all that potential wealth at your fingertips, why would people play any other way? During my recent bout of Sim … Continue reading Once you go Creative, why go back to Normal?
One of my favorite places on the web to find help for the game (SWTOR) is Dulfy.net. I guess the pink script of her logo should have tipped me off, but I did not realize at first that Dulfy is female. I assumed that a gamer blog would be run by someone male. Why? Why, despite being a female … Continue reading I’m a Gamer Woman, Dammit
Should I worry when the line between real life and a computer game seems to blur? My boyfriend and I were walking along the street, chatting about this and that, when I saw a sign in a store window that contained the initialism, "GSI." Earlier that morning he and I were searching in the game … Continue reading The Game vs Real Life
Allow me to share with you my list of activities for the last five days: Sleep - six hours a night Eat - about two hours a day Play Sim City - half of all the remaining time Play SWTOR* - the other half of the remaining time Is this obsessive behavior? (A brief aside for any … Continue reading My Occasional Obsessive Tendencies
I suck at small talk. The other day my boyfriend and I were walking down our street and we ran into a mutual acquaintance. He was standing on the corner, all alone, and as we approached, we all said the usual words of greeting, "hi" or whatever, and then I said: "What are you guys up to?" Guys. Plural. Huh? … Continue reading Thoughts on Small Talk