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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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The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, begins by introducing the protagonist, Susie Salmon (like the fish, she reminds us), who is dead, murdered by a neighbor who’s made smalltalk with her parents a few times. As her community searches for … Continue reading

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Shooting Fish

I’ve been hearing disjointed quotes from the now-infamous Palin resignation speech for a couple of days and I decided to read the whole thing myself. I’m not going to go over the whole thing, because I was much more confused … Continue reading

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Wesleyan Commencement Speech

When I went to Bethie’s graduation last month, Anna Quindlen was the commencement speaker. (I know this is not exactly timely, but it took me a while to get my thoughts into a coherent shape) I was really excited to … Continue reading

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Bradford’s Ordinary

I once had an English professor who told us that foreshadowing, symbolism and irony are literary terms, and by definition, can not happen in real life. It is our desire to see our life as a coherent story, he believed, … Continue reading

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Legally Southern

I got my North Carolina driver’s license yesterday. I just can’t get over how polite and friendly people are here, even in the DMV. It was still a long process, partly because nothing n North Carolina moves quickly, and partly … Continue reading

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A Different Lens

Last night Stick and I hung pictures in our new apartment, which really means that I framed some of our China photos and artwork, arranged them artistically on the floor and told him I wanted them like that, only on … Continue reading

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Getting Older

Stick: … and we should get some coasters. Meg: I don’t think we’re really coaster people. Stick: Yes, but I’d like to be.

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Wizard 101 Pictures

Yesterday the folks at King’s Isle gave me permission to post screenshots from Wizard 101. I didn’t post yesterday, because when I logged on to get some nice screens, somehow I ended up fighting trolls instead of taking pictures. Anyway! … Continue reading

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Southern Attempt

Stick was hired by as a playtester! It’s a great situation for him, sure, it’s not actually sitting at home playing WarCraft all day but it’s close. The job’s in Raleigh, so now we’re going to be southerners! Waffle House and … Continue reading

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