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Gamer Mommy Confessions: Cathar Got Your Tongue?

I had to give a speech from the pulpit before Sunday Mass some weeks ago. It wasn’t anything huge or mind-blowing— just an explanation of this ministry I’ve been facilitating for the past couple of years and an invitation to … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Conversation Wheel: A Commentary on Peer Pressure

BioWare is famous— perhaps infamous, even— for its conversation wheel. It’s the game mechanic that allows players to mold and shape their experience as the story unfolds by choosing responses to NPCs via conversation/RPG cutscenes. In the first Knights of … Continue reading

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Ninjas and Griefers: A Lesson in Tranquility

I remember the first time I encountered a “ninja,” those who purposefully take things they can’t even use for the sake of making sure others can’t have it. It was a dreadful run through Sunken Temple and something I could … Continue reading

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Quarter-Life Non-Crisis

Twenty-five. I used to think there was something magical about turning 25. It seems so arbitrary, but it was as if one was suddenly transformed from prolonged adolescence to true adulthood. The locks are thrown off, you can do whatever … Continue reading

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Mini-Post: Trapped

It was one of those situations straight out of a sitcom. Here I am, sick (again) and trying to get some stuff done around the house. I go downstairs to put the baby’s clothes into the wash, just really quick, … Continue reading

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Moments of Spontaneous RP

The best thing about my job is meeting all sorts of different people when I’m out roving the premises or at the desk. I thought I met some strange and quirky individuals on World of Warcraft (case in point: my … Continue reading

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The Voice Acting Bug

One of my (many) will-likely-never-come-true dreams is to do voice acting. It’s something that comes with being a kid— and now an adult with a very active inner kid— who’s hooked on cartoons. When I realized cartoon characters weren’t just … Continue reading

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