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Shortly before I left for Taiwan, I was having ramen with Marcus, and he asked how the MFA was going. It was a somewhat rushed meeting in a trendy ramen shop, since I was leaving for Taiwan the next day … Continue reading

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Digital : Analog

“…and then I had a really productive telephone meeting about the magazine, and what direction we’re taking it in.” Marcus told me. “Well, actually it wasn’t on the phone, we were talking on Vent, while playing WarCraft.” I usually make … Continue reading

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Entirely Different

“I gotta hang up and get back to work,” I told Marcus the other day. “Right, you have to slay monkeys and rescue new players.” “No, no, the boars are killing newbies in this area. The talking monkeys have capitalization … Continue reading

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Angry Birds

“Ever since we played Angry Birds in Maine,” Marcus said on the phone the other night, “I’ve been seeing it everywhere. I guess it’s becoming pretty popular.” I just barely restrained myself from pointing out that Marcus is hardly the … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged

On New Year’s Eve, I took the train to Boston, where I met up with Marcus to drive the rest of the way up to Maine. Marcus had told me a few days before that he’d looked up our route … Continue reading

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Did They Teach You That In Poet School?

Marcus and I are drinking coffee at Harvard Square on a Sunday afternoon just before Christmas. Ok, I’m drinking enough coffee for both of us, and he’s regaling me with stories from academia. My friend Marcus is an actual working … Continue reading

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Facebook Demographics

Meg: Hey, Marcus, you ever notice that 99% of your Facebook wall is girls telling you how great you are? Marcus: That’s because all my male friends are out in the woods stabbing things with pointy sticks and cooking over … Continue reading

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Skipping The Tutorial

A recent post on Brenda Brathwaite’s blog discusses “the frequently forced, painful and cramped narrative-on-rails that is the in-game tutorial” (Full text here). These are usually an awkward blend in media res urgency with a constant jarring reminder of what … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading

Last weekend when we went to the Beijing Bookstore, I got Age Of Innocence and Dr Zhivago from the Moonstone English classics series. I really liked Age Of Innocence. Marcus, I think you should look for this one, although you’ll … Continue reading

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A New Semester

It’s the beginning of the semester, and I need a new parking pass. At UMass, I go see Marcus but at Local Community College, I end up waiting for a while, trying to catch the attention of one of the … Continue reading

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