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Archives for February, 2013

japanese lessons

It has been clear for a while that I would benefit from Japanese lessons: I’ve been getting a lot out of self-study (with assistance from books and JapanesePod101), but that self study means that I’ve never been in a situation where I actually had to produce Japanese. Which isn’t the end of the world—there’s nothing […]

vintage game club: system shock 2

The Vintage Game Club has been dormant for a while now, but the recent release of System Shock 2 on Good Old Games was too much for Michael to resist, so he’s organizing a playthrough! So, if you’re thinking of giving the game a try yourself, please consider playing along with the VGC.

cat games: david’s game

When I saw that Kris had a “Cat Games” tier on her GoFundMe campaign, promising that she would “encourage Jason to write a Twine game about your generosity (it may be a string of “jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjkkkkkkkkaaaaa”)”, I just couldn’t resist. And I am very pleased to see that Jason has, indeed delivered. It is a true […]

taking stock of time

Every so often, I get somewhat dissatisfied with an aspect of how I’m spending my time; these days, it generally involves rethinking the way small actions fill time. I’m in the middle of one of those periods right now; it was kicked off by me running into a thought-provoking article about (temporarily) quitting Twitter right […]

where should we go in japan?

We’re visiting Japan for a couple of weeks in April; does anybody have any recommendations as to where we should go? It’s our first time there, we don’t have even the basic outlines of the trip planned yet, let alone any details.

papo & yo

Papo & Yo is, I suspect, an important game. But it is also a game that my history doesn’t equip me particularly well to talk about. This, given its subject matter, is extremely fortunate for me personally; it does handicap me as a blogger in this instance, however. But still: I have to say something […]