Oklahoma. The state shaped like a frying pan in the sweltering southern half of The United States is infested with historic landmarks. A large wardrobe stuffed to the brim with skeletons. From the major economic literal desert of The Dust Bowl, to the reapers scythe of the Native American Reservations developed after the 2,200 mile trek, The Trail of Tears. The wind that “sweeps down the plains” the passing of haunting memory. You could say the ground we built upon is a mass grave. The tall buildings of downtown Tulsa the headstones of the casualties of The Tulsa Race Riots that gutted the famous Black Wallstreet. Still today there are movements to reestablish the city to move away from the grotesque past for a brighter future. However, the past never forgets.
Out of Place in Hipster Space
Wood, plants, up cycled crates Some artsy guy trying to get dates A half nude man wearing skates. Her hair is cropped, eating all the pastries in this cafe.
Your Brain on 'Animal Crossing'
Content Warning: Depression, anxiety, and mental health. Video games have always been under scrutiny when talking about the player's health, more specifically the mental and social "toll" of spending time in virtual worlds. Scientific research revolving around adolescents behavior while "being on Video Games" (known as IAD, Internet Addiction Disorder) started way back in the 1980s in papers such as "Media violence and the self: The impact of personalized gaming characters in aggressive video games on aggressive behavior." (Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 137)Since then, the stigma of people who enjoy passing their free time with video games has not lightened. YouTube is stuffed full of clips of aggressively toxic behavior on online platforms, even frustration with single player games that do not have social interaction. These montages are usually publicly posted in a humorous light, or to shame a player for saying things that are morally unacceptable. Granted, denying the toxicity in the gaming community is pure blissful ignorance, despite the best efforts of gaming developers. An example of a gaming company trying to force the metaphorical chill pill down its player's throats is Blizzard's Overwatch 1.25 update, which adds an endorsement system for positive interaction with teammates.
Haiku Week III
Monday: Tiny raccoon child sits on its bed and jams to lo-fi hip hop beats.Tuesday: Transphonic images try to use their chess magic to find a dead name.Wednesday: Dollar Tree declined my part-time application. I can't work weekends.Thursday: Sold my PS4. When you are in poverty, you only own words.Friday: Follower counts show just how many people look but don't leave a cent.Saturday: Words With Friends is nice. The game... not actual speech... My chats are empty.Sunday: What happened to being excited for new Hellboy? The critics drain us.Additional Words:
How 'Pokemon' Got Me Through Poverty
Like most infants waddling around during the 90s, I grew up able to recite the Pokemon animated TV show theme song before knowing my multiplication tables. Okay. I still have trouble with multiplication. Regardless, the Pokemon franchise has always had a special part of my childhood and had later, on several occasions, helped me survive the years going into my adulthood.
Electronics: Haiku Week #2
Monday Mastodon sociala place to bathe in goat bloodand find new best friends Tuesday Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Linkstakes forever to downloadmy poor phone craves death.
Haiku Week #1
MONDAY:Bendy-straws are rad;Then you accidentally stabyour freaking eye ball.TUESDAY:A pixel dino.Internet signal desert.Got a new high score.WEDNESDAY:Opened my windowTo take in the fresh air but..neighbors smoke dank weed.THURSDAY:Caprisun packetsdon't taste the same as before..Remember Techdecks?FRIDAY:Since y'all are still here,donate to my PayPal, please;Just joking, but yeah.