My Adventures in Minecraft Aquariums

My Adventures in Minecraft Aquariums

Last Saturday, I had a toddler day.

See, I’m basically my dear boyfriend’s toddler. If there’s something wrong with me, he asks either if I’ve had a snack or if I’ve had a nap, and if the answer to either one is “no,” then it’s time to stop having a meltdown and have that thing.

It’s actually pretty funny how often that solves my problem. Continue reading “My Adventures in Minecraft Aquariums”

How I Discovered Minecraft Barrier Blocks

How I Discovered Minecraft Barrier Blocks

When I first started playing Minecraft, there was one thing that drove me absolutely crazy.

It was a ridiculous thing to be annoyed about, too; it was that the glass blocks looked like actual squares when you placed them.

I mean. How could I really be annoyed about a game known for being entirely block-based having blocks? Continue reading “How I Discovered Minecraft Barrier Blocks”

What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far

What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far

Last week, I had a nasty surprise on Monday morning. I went to log into Final Fantasy XIV, like I do every morning before work—and I couldn’t.

I had no one to blame but myself; I’d known there was maintenance coming, but I hadn’t been reading the handy notes that Square Enix had been putting up every time I logged in.

They tried to warn me; I just wasn’t having any of it. Continue reading “What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far”

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”