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Escaping the Myth of Escapist Games and the Opportunity to Make an Impact

Clicking the link below will lead you to a video from the GDC (Game Developer’s Conference) vault featuring a 2013 talk from Jane McGonigal (this blogger’s favorite person…in case you haven’t noticed).  1,009 more words



Very rarely do you hear a song that actually does what the presser says it does. ‘Escapism’ is the new one from Bon Chat, Bon Rat… 88 more words


Consumption, Observation, Escapism

(Warning: contains spoilers for The Stanley Parable.)

“He called it, The Stanley Parable. It was such a wonderful fantasy, and so in his head, he relived it again, and then again, and again, over and over, wishing beyond hope that it would never end, that he would always feel this free. 2,196 more words

Video Games

Fairy Tale or Fairy... Fail?

Do you have to wholeheartedly believe in the morals and relationships that you write?

As a Chick Lit/Romance writer, I’m obviously always writing the lovey-dovey relationships that fairy tales are made of. 697 more words


A Story of a Sweet and Happy Nightmare: Review of [130228]Hapymaher

Foreword: Wow, this game was fairly long too! It’s either that or I was too caught up in playing MMOs recently that took me so long to finish it, and becomes my excuse for not being active in this community in a while. 2,527 more words

Regular Novel

Upwardly Dreaming

I’m sleeping whilst awake

With eyes that just can’t close

A mind that’s in the treetops

Then on to alpine snows

Further still to cotton… 38 more words


Pool in a rice paddie--

KAPOWY!  It’s a pool in a rice paddie here at the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai. . .niiiice!  Yes, it is like Disneyland here. . .like some Thai-world amusement park. 199 more words