Category: Personal

  • Me at 33

    Me at 33

    The other day, I turned 33. I usually do a blog post around my birthday as a way of acknowledging where I am currently in my life, and while it’s a couple days late this year, I’m still going to do it.

  • Five years later

    Five years later

    Five years ago I wrote something pretty personal about mentalhealth and depression, and who I was at the time. Six years later, let’s talk to that guy.

  • 2021: The Reflection Post

    2021: The Reflection Post

    Hey there. I hope you’re having a good last day of 2021. This year felt a lot like the last, where the isolation, loneliness and general confusion of the pandemic got to me. I don’t think I went nuts or anything, but it was easy to feel like something was just off, and I don’t […]

  • Me at 32

    Me at 32

    Today’s my birthday, and I decided to write something for it. I’ve been purposefully avoiding writing for the last six months, mostly because I wanted to take that expectation of production off my plate. That nagging spirit of “I haven’t written anything for a while” is silly, and something I’ve been looking to exorcise for […]

  • 2020: The Reflection Post

    2020: The Reflection Post

    Reflections on this terrible year, and the small amounts of (personal) hope that follows.

  • Golden Kamuy, culture, and authenticity

    Golden Kamuy, culture, and authenticity

    Satoru Noda’s Golden Kamuy continues my enthusiasm and interest in Japanese culture. How does it do it so well?

  • Aoashi, sports manga, and the balance of tropes

    Aoashi, sports manga, and the balance of tropes

    This week I wanted to talk about a soccer manga I’ve been reading lately, “Aoashi”; sports manga can be a bevy of tropes, and I like the balance here.

  • Letters from Eorzea: Mining, Fishing and Catboy Weddings

    Letters from Eorzea: Mining, Fishing and Catboy Weddings

    Somehow I’ve been able to play FFXIV without facing my usual struggles with playing MMOs as an adult. Catboy matrimony may be involved.

  • Me at 31: more reflections

    Me at 31: more reflections

    Last year I wrote something on my birthday for turning 30, and today I turn 31. Looking back at that post, I’m happy that I haven’t made any huge changes, but I figured I should at least update how things have been going.

  • I did my first esports lecture!

    I did my first esports lecture!

    I’ve done my fair share of speaking about esports, but never in a class setting before. When I found out that my alma matter had an esports class (not just like, one week of study), I jumped at the chance to email the prof and see if they could put my experience to use. Literally, […]