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17 September, 2018

A new streaming podcast!
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 2:28 PM

I’m doing something new! I’m teaming up with a friend of mine who does streaming and we’re doing to play games and chat in a podcast type format.

We’ll start this Tuesday from 7-10 PM Eastern (maybe later!) at https://www.twitch.tv/maulgrim

A few notes after the break.
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31 August, 2018

Another Blaugust done
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:51 PM

Well, if nothing else this little event got me to post again. There’s still more stuff I’d like to post about, but my days of lobbing firebombs for the sake of watching things burn was a while ago. I’m just an guy who tries to find the courage to do the things I found routine before.

A few closing thoughts to the month.
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30 August, 2018

Depression is a liar
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 10:33 PM

Time to write perhaps the most personal post of the week, talking about depression. It’s not an easy topic to talk about in the first place, but when it’s affecting you and you’re all too aware of the stigmas, it can be even harder to deal with it.

But I want to say a few words. We’ll see how long my courage holds out.
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29 August, 2018

Making the game industry more inclusive
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 10:55 PM

In yesterday’s post I gave a perspective on the exclusion of the game industry. It’s no secret that a lot of the game industry looks the same, but homogeneity goes deeper than that. It’s about accepting others who are just like the existing group. This leads to a lack of diversity in these companies.

So now let’s look a bit closer on what we can do to make things more inclusive.
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28 August, 2018

Exclusion in the game industry
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 10:29 PM

There’s been a lot of talk about how the game industry excludes certain people, particularly women. There’s the perception that the game industry isn’t welcoming of certain people because bigotry is rife and people who don’t fit the specific concept won’t make it.

The reality is a bit more complex, and frankly a bit worse, than that. Let me share some of the dirty secrets of the game industry as I’ve experienced it.
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27 August, 2018

Popularity and creative work

Something I’ve been thinking about recently is how popularity really affects creative work. We tend to have this vision of a creative person as an iconoclast who follows the beat of their own drum. But reality is more complex than that, of course. The reality is that popularity matters quite a bit in creative work, especially if you want to make a living at it.

Let’s take look through the lens of my own experience.
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26 August, 2018

A week of personal posts
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:09 PM

This week I want to delve into a bit of personal thought. I’ve been quiet, and there have been reasons for that, stuff not usually talked about. But perhaps it’s good to get some therapy and thought out in the open, if I can find the courage to do so.

A few thoughts for now to prime the pump.
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8 August, 2018

The expectation of online friendships
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:49 PM

I was discussing with a friend recently about MMOs and freindships. Their guild had started to fall apart; it had lost that friendly feeling that it had before. And there was a schism between the groups of players forming. Worse, someone the guild leader thought was a close friend left the guild to join another splinter group.

That got us talking about the nature of online friends. Let’s look at that a bit.
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1 August, 2018

It’s Blaugust
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 8:27 PM

Okay, so… it’s Blaugust. And I’ve neglected this poor site quite severely. So, here’s an excuse for a flurry of posts for the month!

Let’s catch up a bit, shall we? It’s been… let’s ignore that stat for now, shall we?

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3 January, 2018

Old year bad, new year good
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 1:58 PM

I guess it’s time to look at the old year in review and the new year in anticipation since I remembered I have a blog!

The spirit moves me to write a little bit to keep some of you who check this site interested!
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