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Cautiously Optimistic about Dragonflight

Today is the launch of WoW's newest game expansion, Dragonflight. After looking at the changes made by the company, not only to their internal culture and equity, but also to their game philosophy, my hubby and I bought the expansion and played through some of the...

Owning Your Domain and Your Content

I've mentioned this a few times in a few places, but I really believe that if you are committed to being connected to people through social spaces, you need to start with your own self-hosted website. There is an entire content ownership initiative called the IndieWeb...

When Did Grounded Jump the Shark?

When I first started playing Grounded, back in early access testing and even early in the full game release, I was having a lot of fun with the game. Being this tiny person, walking on grass stalks, jumping on clover leaves and floating with dandelion tufts was nifty....

Where Will We Feed Our FOMO Next?

I'm seeing signs of people preparing to leave Twitter again. I suppose we might see the site rapidly sold off again to someone else, but it does look like it is actually changing hands this week. Many of us have made the assumption that this is a bad thing. I'm...

Little Annoying Things That Add Up – The No Man’s Sky Edition

After about 230 hours of playing No Man's Sky, I think I may be done with the game. While I admire the developers for their dedication and for putting out content updates so regularly, this is one game where you pretty quickly come to realize that you are playing the...

Blaugust 2022 Wrap up Week – Lessons Learned

Considering how much I've put off writing this post, I think my  number one lesson learned is that I don't like evaluating my experiences or deciding what lessons I have learned. Regardless, there are a few things I can take away from my participation in Blaugust...

Creative Appreciation Week – Blaugust 2022 Week 3

Welcome to week 3 of Blaugust 2022. For this week's writing prompt, which gains us the Creative Appreciation Blaugchievement, I'm talking about game music, and specifically about a podcast that celebrates it called Battle Bards. Creative Appreciation – This one...

Popular Games I Can’t Finish – It’s not you, it’s me

There are quite a few games in my various game service libraries that I've never finished. Even more that I own but haven't installed yet, but that's a whole other problem. Today I'm going to talk about games that I started to play but never finished. Many of these...

Backdating and Scheduling Posts in WordPress

I was going to leave a few gaps in my Blaugust posts because there will be days when I can't post. However, I don't HAVE to do that thanks to a lovely little feature in WordPress that allows you to set a specific publish date on your posts. Today is the 14th, I have...

Sad Abandoned Blogs – The 8bitkitchen Edition

As I've read several of the bios and about pages of other Blaugust participants, I've noticed that quite a few of us have dabbled in more than one blog. I thought I'd share one of my favorite, though sadly abandoned, past collaborative efforts.  A little blast...

Origin Stories – Books That Shaped Me

I was actually going to skip posting today, but several authors on Twitter are talking about Book Lover's Day and books that shaped their love of reading, and I had to chime in with at least something. I've been an avid reader for most of my life. When I was young my...

Origin Stories – Past, Present, Future Games

This week's theme is about introductions and it was fun to go back through my photo folders to find some things to share. Today is about games. When I was young I was a bit of an anomaly, more interested in my brother's Dungeons and Dragons stuff than I was in the...

Wrapping Up Week 1 of Blaugust2022

With a bit more time on my hands this weekend, I've been able to read and comment on a few more of the Blaugust posts. I still have a lot more to enjoy, but I'm taking my time and probably won't catch up with all of them until sometime in September. You think I'm...

Survival Games on Steam Sale

There are quite a few survival games on Steam's Survival Fest sale, going for the next two days. If that is your favorite type of game, you probably have many of them already. But it might be worth checking out for some of the newer releases. I'm considering getting V...

And Now for Something Completely… Not Gaming

If you've read my bio, then you know that I'm part of a medieval recreation group called the SCA and have been for years. So it will come as no big surprise that I like swords. As a fan of TTRPGs and reading fantasy novels, I'm also a fan of sorcery. A couple of...

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