Tag Archives: psychology

When Escapism Is Not Okay

We need to make better games. I was at PAX Dev last week, the almost-new game developers conference that runs just before the Penny Arcade Expo. We were told not to tweet or blog about the content of the conference … Continue reading

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But for hope

I woke this morning to this heartbreaking news. A 15-year-old boy in Ottawa killed himself, because of the struggles of being gay in high school. If you don’t want to cry this morning, don’t read the story, just add Jamie … Continue reading

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If Everyone Was Listening

For we dreamed a lot, and we schemed a lot And we tried to sing of love before the stage fell apart If everyone was listening, you know There’d be a chance that we could save the show –Supertramp, If … Continue reading

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Whatever it takes

I have written a bit before about some of the things I sometimes do in order to be more productive (finding the right environment; thinking on paper; alcohol…). Having finished school this December and without a regular job (freelancing FT(financially … Continue reading

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Experience Influences

Last week, I was at a party with some older friends of mine and a bunch of people I didn’t know. Some alcohol got involved, so they weren’t “people I didn’t know” for long. In fact, as is wont to … Continue reading

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The Voices in My Head

Apparently, some people think in words, while others think in images or general senses. Apparently even when we put thoughts into words, like in preparation for speaking them, our brains don’t recognize them as words in the same way as … Continue reading

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Queer Education

Last week, a high school student I know sent me a message with some questions he had about, well, being gay. The questions were good ones, and I gave a lengthy response that I thought I would duplicate here… we … Continue reading

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Writing Space

The space in which I write is, generally, very important. I find that under certain conditions, I just can’t produce very well — and given that what I do happens only as a result of my own self-motivation, finding ways … Continue reading

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Week Without Vice

A couple months ago, I did this week-long detox diet that involved eating very little and very specifically, no caffeine, and no alcohol. I did it mostly as a personal challenge, to see if I could manage, and also because … Continue reading

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Oscillation

A week ago, as I struggled with conceiving my TV show pilot for class, I thought I just couldn’t write well enough to pull it off. Then, after I had finished it, I thought my writing was the shit. Now … Continue reading

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