When I play certain video games I get the strange feeling of wandering through the weird and lurid landscape of a Dali painting; beholding the familiar, albeit distorted in the strangest of ways. One might expect this. After all, video games are not supposed to be realistic by default. They operate on their own internal […]Read More I’m Being So Sincere Right Now: Gaming as Hyperreality
In my recent article for The Border House I took on a number of the arguments made by a few starry eyed technophiles in favour of ending the practise of online anonymity. This is a significant issue for me that, in its many facets, presents me with the ultimate intersectional landscape on which to grow […]Read More In Faith, I do not Know Thee by Thy Name
So, a brief sidebar for all my usual readers whom I love and adore; yours truly has participated in Bitch Magazine’s blog carnival celebrating all manner of feminist click and anti-click. I wrote an article about the meaning of online gaming to me as a trans woman and as a feminist and posted it on […]Read More State of the Corn: Not-Quite-a-Weekend Update
For anyone who might be interested, I’ve written a piece for The Border House about the portrayal of women’s power and sexuality in games. Hop on over if you want to read! I am also, as always, busy with work, reading, and being an international woman of mystery but more will be up here on […]Read More State of the ‘Corn: Where I’ve Been!
When we’re children we’re often taught that great ideas are the product of great minds; blessed ideas that spring forth from the creator’s cranium like Athena from Zeus, fully formed and miraculous. But the truth is that ideas of the most compelling sort have no one source, and can come from the most intriguing of […]Read More The Laboratory of Dreams: Theory from an RPG Sourcebook
Picture it: a World of Warcraft RPPvP server, 2006. A good friend of mine takes up a wager with a female friend of his to test a “theory”- at least it was nothing but a theory to him, at that time. She had often sparred with him about the idea that women were treated […]Read More Daughter of Zero Queens: Roleplaying as Resistance