Doing my best to keep on keeping on. I’m a quiet guy with a quiet life and I like it that way.
I like spending time with my family, cooking, fantasy fiction, video games, anime and archery.
A Dragon’s Last Meal
There was a sudden surge of bloodlust and that was all the warning she needed. With a slight wing adjustment, Ilmera went from a glide into a spin then tucked her wings back to go into a dive. Not a moment too soon, as another dragon’s flame sizzled by so close that she felt the heat through her scales.
Archery: Pop-culture vs Reality
As an avid fantasy reader, archery is something I’d been interested in for quite a few years but for the better part of the last decade, I never pursued it because it seemed a little intimidating to get into and I had the impression that it would be an expensive interest.
I Never Found That Dream Job
I never really had any idea what I wanted to be. When I finished year 12 I was sort of at a loss because the careers I had thought I wanted as a teenager were no longer of interest to me, or more accurately I guess, they never really were.
Why Are Video Games Considered Inferior To Other Media?
Video games have a pretty bad image when compared to other media. It’s more or less acceptable to watch television or read a novel for several hours for example, but if you spend longer than half an hour with a controller in hand you may find your family organising an intervention.
Men and Manliness
What is the downside of being a man? The social norms you’re expected to follow. And it’s something that creeps into the concept of masculinity from an early age, a very restrictive and harmful set of unwritten rules that practically all of society hold men to. There is a stereotype for the expected behaviour of a “real” man that is somewhat at odds with the modern world.
The Benefits of Video Game Achievements
Video game achievements are a bit of a mixed bag, not everyone likes them, some people outright hate them or think they ruin video games. But for others, like myself, the addition of achievements drastically improved the gaming experience.
Microtransactions, Lootboxes and NFT’s in Video Games
It’s funny, I like the idea of microtransactions and everything that falls within that basket. It’s cool to have extra stuff on those games you loved and just wanted a little something extra, whether that be a new episode/expansion, character, or a new costume.