Do MMOs Need Parsers?

The other night in a low level dungeon roulette, I had a DPS player pulling very low numbers attempt to tell me how to heal. The tank,… Read more “Do MMOs Need Parsers?”


Should We Lower Raid DPS Checks?

In my last post, Was Alexander Savage Too Hard, I focused mainly on the mechanics that made this raid tier so difficult. We’ve often seen mechanics rehashed… Read more “Should We Lower Raid DPS Checks?”


Was Alexander Savage Too Hard?

Incoming gigantic nerd rant. While I haven’t devoted much attention to it here on my blog, Final Fantasy 14 has been a pretty big hobby of of… Read more “Was Alexander Savage Too Hard?”


Why Casual Gamers Are Gamers Too

  With the recent mishmash of new console announcements hitting the gaming world, it’s understandable that tempers are running high. Opinions are divided, and when that happens,… Read more “Why Casual Gamers Are Gamers Too”


When Grad Students Can’t Afford Fun

  First, an apology for not posting as much as I should. A new job and grad school test preparation are eating my time alive. I miss… Read more “When Grad Students Can’t Afford Fun”


50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:
  Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space;…


Sword Art Online AMV

I was actually warned not to post this on my blog, since it completely reveals what a nerd I am, and how I have entirely too much free time right now. But hey, we’re all honest in the blogosphere, right? Right.

Since SAO frustrated me so much, and since I need little reason to waste time in Sony Vegas, I decided to condense the good parts of this show into a music video. Cheesy, time-wasting activity. But I had fun, and I felt like it did capture the decent parts of the story– the few that were actually there.

And technically I suppose that making a music video is storytelling in a sense, so all my bases are covered. Enjoy!


Chickification: On the Destruction of Good Female Leads

I’m watching a television series right now. And it is frustrating. It showed so much promise. The premise is phenomenal. The characters are interesting and varied. The… Read more “Chickification: On the Destruction of Good Female Leads”


Pokemon 3DS Announcement

So. Another nerd moment today, this time unrelated to writing. I wonder if I should rename my blog ‘Confessions of a Nerd’. At least my readers would be better informed.

Anyway. A Pokemon game in 3D. The future really IS here. Excuse me while I travel back in time and tell 9-year-old me, because she’ll be very excited by this news.

I must admit that I’m skeptical of this newfangled ‘3D Pokemon’. I really only played Black and White for the nostalgia factor, and when it wasn’t nostalgic enough, I sort of gave up on it.

I am the worst gamer ever.

Can anyone tell why I haven’t met my writing quota yet today…?