A few years ago, I set up the option for people to donate recurring Paypal payments to this blog. Today I removed that option; here are some other ways that you can support my work.Read More
This past weekend, I attended the third annual GaymerX convention, and I appeared on a panel called "Bayo Studies Year One" with my delightful peers Todd Harper, Gita Jackson, and Katherine Cross. We discussed the writing that the four of us have done about Bayonetta, and I thought it'd be helpful to include a list of all of the pieces to which we referred. Enjoy!Read More
This is my first-ever video blog! It's about loneliness and working from home and my new "personal brand," which is humanity. I felt super nervous about recording this, and editing it, and also uploading it -- but I did it!Read More
Some long overdue updates on work I've published about the ol' internet lately.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a review of Gears of War: Judgment for Paste magazine. I also wrote an editorial about Sofia for Gameranx. Tom Bissell, one of the game's two lead writers, responded in a comment on the post. We live in a magical world of accessibility now, where game creators can talk directly with critics and vice versa. Too bad I couldn't use that accessibility to tell Bissell how much I loved his game, because I did not.Read More
Last Friday, I published a post on Cortana and Master Chief's relationship. I got inspired to write it when a friend referred to Cortana as Tinkerbell, but I've been thinking about Master Chief and Cortana's relationship since I played Halo 3.
I wrote a different piece about Master Chief, Cortana, and the Arbiter, as well as the experience of playing Halo 3 co-op with my then-boyfriend right before we broke up, and that piece can be found in Kill Screen's third issue, Intimacy ... which you can still buy for $15. I doubt this is the last time I'll write about Cortana and Master Chief. They fascinate and unsettle me.
In other news, my website has a Comment Policy now.
This website will be a new catch-all place to put all of my work and projects.
This week, I wrote a blog post about Hotline Miami, guns, violence, America, and masculinity. I also published a round-up of five indie PC games that gave me hope for the games industry in this past year.
I will try to use this space for blog post topics that don't quite "fit" the tone of Laser Orgy (my blog at the Phoenix), and also to keep folks aware of the writing and other projects I do elsewhere.