Quote of the Day: Echoes

“We are all echoes of each other. We are all humans and feel both despair and happiness. Our similarities, as a species, are staggering. And our mental fragility is directly tied up with our humanity. We have nothing to be ashamed of in being human, any more than a tree should be ashamed of having…

Quote of the Day: The Acquisition of Curiosity

“If one has failed to develop curiosity and interest in the early years, it is a good idea to acquire them now, before it is too late to improve the quality of life. To do so is fairly easy in principle, but more difficult in practice. Yet it is sure worth trying. The first step…

Get To Know Me Tag: 15 More Questions About Gecko

Hey! I trust you are having a fabulous Wednesday. Can you believe it’s August already? Today I’ve decided to do, yet another Get To Know Me Tag. I’ve attempted these before and, to be quite honest, I enjoy working through them when I’m afflicted by my old faithful writer’s block (or is it blogger’s block?). What…

Quote of the Day: Exodus to the Virtual World

“Anyone who sees a hurricane should warn others. I see a hurricane coming. Over the next generation or two, ever larger numbers of people, hundreds of millions, will become immersed in virtual worlds and online games. While we are playing, things we used to do on the outside, in “reality”, won’t be happening anymore, or…

Violent Video Games Criticised (Again)

An opinion piece regarding President Trump’s recent condemnation of “gruesome and violent video games” for contributing to the “glorification of violence” in American society.

Is This Thing On?

An honest update on my PhD, life and a personal attempt at pulling myself together through mental kintsukuroi.

Pressing the Reset Button

As a self-confessed perfectionist, there’s no greater joy than starting again in a game. Sure, that sounds counter-productive, but hear me out. New games are the perfect opportunity to restart a narrative armed with knowledge for the fresh playthrough ahead; to make better choices and to achieve a more immersive playthrough. If only we could…

Random Thoughts Vol. 2: Self Care for Gamers

If you’re a seasoned gamer, then you should be well-versed in the art of nurturing health and stamina bars. A lot of games task you with looking after your game characters, much like virtual tamagotchis that reside in your Xbox or PlayStation games. Gone are the days of ploughing into unknown environments without stopping to…

Would You Rather, For Writers

After stumbling across this post in a moment of severely lacking inspiration, I’ve attempted this unique ‘Would You Rather’ for writers! While I don’t consider myself a ‘writer’ per se, but I have always dreamed about being one, from a very young age. I suppose I’m writing this post now so… technically, I’m almost there!…

Not-So Social Media

Last week I had an epiphany; one of those rare moments of clarity where everything starts to make sense. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with social media. It’s been a long and gruelling partnership of trying to fit in, inadequacy and fake friends. On the flip side, I’ve also met some incredible people over…