A lot of blog posts try to make an argument. Some of them present data and then try to make an argument. Scientifically, of course. This blog post… I don’t know what kind of argument I can make. I have a statistically insignificant data set that belies the real point. I have little more than anecdotes. However, these anecdotes, these experiences, were interesting enough that I do feel like I should relay them.
In my lonely, chubby, socially awkward days as a middle school student, I was not the most comfortable person when it came to real life. In fact, chances are I was the least comfortable person in any given room at any given time.… Read the rest
Warning: extremely long and spoiler-ridden.
Intro: Yesterday I spent 11 straight hours watching Apocalypse Now and playing through Spec Ops: The Line for the first times. I wanted to compare the transgenerational, transmedia adaptations of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to understand both how film and game choose to depict similar themes, while also taking note of how those themes are adapted to fit different societal issues and situations. I ate a large breakfast immediately prior to playing, and then essentially remained immobile for the duration of my journey in order to generate anxiety as the time wore on. I logged my experience periodically as I reached important moments, and I’ve made virtually no changes to the entries so as to best convey my states at each point.… Read the rest