On Video Game Violence and Misconceptions

On Video Game Violence and Misconceptions

Yesterday, I was writing a lovely little post about how much I identify with my character in Final Fantasy XIV when I got triggered.

I was typing out a line about how she can help me channel all the savagery and saltiness that I collect throughout the course of a bad day, and all I could think about after was how people tend to assume video games are violent (and therefore make their players that way, too). Continue reading “On Video Game Violence and Misconceptions”

The Psychology of Online Characters

The Psychology of Online Characters

About a week and a half ago, I walked into work, just like any other day. It was 8:36 a.m., I was a few minutes late, and I was eager for a coffee from the magical machine that makes more varieties than you can shake a mug at.

There was just one teensy little thing that was different that day.

I was sassy.

Okay, so this wasn’t entirely out of the ordinary. As my poor coworker (yes, the Beyonce one from the other week) can attest, I usually have some level of sass in my everyday conversations. Continue reading “The Psychology of Online Characters”