Why I Love Video Game Weddings

Why I Love Video Game Weddings

When I started playing Harvest Moon, it was partially because my sister made it look amazingly fun, and partially because it was a much more inspiring choice for my 17-year-old self than FarmVille.

But I was (and am) a romantic at heart.

Which means there was a part of me that had seen way too many Disney movies and literally just wanted to play because it would let me marry one of the characters. Continue reading “Why I Love Video Game Weddings”

On Inspiration, Unemployment, and the Right Answers

On Inspiration, Unemployment, and the Right Answers

When I was working in retail, people would always ask how I was. I knew they were just asking to be polite, but if I was having a particularly bad day, sometimes I’d ask them if they wanted the real answer or the right answer.

I didn’t think much of it at the time, because it was my teenage angsty way of not-so-subtly expressing myself, but it was epitomal of the struggle that many of us face every day—saying what we think, and saying what we’ve learned to say. Continue reading “On Inspiration, Unemployment, and the Right Answers”

Q&A with Erin

Q&A with Erin

So lately, I’ve been getting all kinds of messages from you guys asking about me, my gaming habits, my Instagram secrets, and more.

It’s really sweet, but I have to be honest here for a minute; I really didn’t expect so many people to be curious about lil old me!

I do my best to get to everything, but sometimes I just run out of time. So, to address that, I thought it’d be fun to take some time today and answer some of the common questions I’ve been getting! Continue reading “Q&A with Erin”

Finding the Humanity in an MMO

Finding the Humanity in an MMO

When I started playing Final Fantasy XIV, it was because Shane and I wanted a new game to play together. You know, aside from our staples of Diablo 3 and League of Legends.

At first, I was perfectly happy just following his character around everywhere. I didn’t need to use the chat or emotes or anything, because I could just say what I was thinking to the man across the room.

To the rest of the busy town of Gridania, I was the Silent Adventurer. Continue reading “Finding the Humanity in an MMO”

On Thin Ice: My Misadventures with Mario Games

On Thin Ice: My Misadventures with Mario Games

Did you know?

Tomorrow is Mario Day (because Mar. 10 looks like Mario), which got me thinking about the Mario games I’ve played.

For the most part, the Mario games I’ve played have been some kind of spin-off of the original. You know, things like Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Island. They’ve made me fall in love with the characters, the world, and the stories of the jump-happy plumber, but I’m not terribly skilled at more traditional games. There’s one reason:

Skating physics. Continue reading “On Thin Ice: My Misadventures with Mario Games”