Tag Archives: real life

The Best Laid Plans

I thought I had everything figured out. That’s how these stories always start. The thing is, I thought I’d accounted for Murphy’s Law, too. “How can things go wrong?” I’d ask myself, and I’d try to work that into the … Continue reading

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The Veteran: A Warcraft/Real Life Story

On the surface, there’s really nothing remarkable about Brem. What usually makes him stand out in the guild— aside from his thirst for Alliance blood— is his atrocious spelling. In fact, he’s taken a sort of grotesque pride in his … Continue reading

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Minipost: Marriage is Like a Two-Person Raid Team

A lot of my posts cover people’s necessity for other people. As humans, we’re continuously completing one another in various aspects. From sports to the workplace to the hearth, we’re reminded time and time again that we can’t do everything … Continue reading

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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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About Last Week, or “Why the Pandas are Right”

In my guild, we have a very simple and strict rule about real life: Real life comes first, no matter how much it may interfere with your hobbies and the things you’d rather be doing. The past week or so … Continue reading

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The Name Game

My name— my real life name— is a whole whopping two syllables. It sounds exactly like two letters, said in sequence, with no fancy stuff. But, because of the inherent uniqueness of the name, people get it wrong all the … Continue reading

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