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Occams Thoughts: Collecting Art

Hello.  How have you been?  Well, I hope.  I want to share with you a bit of the collector side of myself.  See, I am a visual creature.  My memory mainly consists of a series of pictures.  ...   more



Occam Thoughts: Excuse to Post the Skull Lobster Picture

Hello everyone. How are you? It’s Tuesday. I’m always reminded on Tuesdays how there’s a Counting Crows song with the line 4:30am on a Tuesday, it doesn’t get much worse than this. How true. I use...   more



Occam Thoughts: Level Up

Hello.   How have you been?  Well I hope.  Fall is here.  Well, "here" can be relative.   Its here in terms of the calendar but its still entirely too hot in my waking world.  I need i...   more



Occam Thoughts: Podcasts

I have found myself seeking some accompaniment when I am playing video games.† I used to listen to albums and audio books but lately the name of the game has been podcasts.† There is nothing more pleasant than facing the hord...   more



You Wanna Adopt Me? I'd Adopt Me.

Another year has come and gone.† The hot dog breath of Summer is slowly relenting and giving way to the cool quiet of Fall.† PAX Prime aka the Battle in Seattle aka the Group Hug is happening starting tomorrow.† For some of y...   more



Goodbye Robin

I just wanted to take a brief moment to say goodbye to a man who taught me how to laugh and the your eccentricities are a strength rather than a weakness. Yesterday, as I'm sure most of you know Robin Williams killed himself....   more



Occam Thoughts: Youtube

So letís see.† Itís been a while since I wrote one of these.†Whatís new with me?† Iíve been engaging in all kinds of media lately.† Side note: That could be a really fancy way of saying looking at porn.† Iíve been playing...   more



So, you want to be my friend...

So... if you met me at a party would you walk up and hand me a picture of lesbian porn?† I don't really care if you're female, or if you're gay, but you might want to introduce yourself first and say "hi", before giving me ...   more



Occams Thoughts: 10 Things About Me

Top ten lists are a lot of fun. †Its a great chance to get to know the community and present yourself a bit. †You can let down your guard and get some community love and return the love in quick, urgent thrusts. †So here are ...   more



10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

1.† If you're a male, you're wrong.† One thing I've learned from gaming media in recent years is that being a woman makes me always right.† Apparently I lack "privilege" even though I'm a middle class white woman with a n...   more



Occam Thoughts: Summons

Summons in role playing games.† There is something so wonderfully appealing about calling forth a terrible monster to do your dirty work for you in an RPG.†Most of us can recall with fond remembrance and a glint of nostalgia ...   more



The invisibility of the older woman...

I'm currently 51 and frankly, when I hit 50... shit happened.  I stopped dying my hair only to find out that I no longer had dark brown hair, but instead when the sun hits my locks, you could be blinded from the s...   more



Occam Thoughts: Prints (NVGR)

Art.† I love art.† Art ART ARRRRT!† Fun to say, fun to collect.† So as a creature who relies almost solely on visual memory and who works in a gallery, its no big shock that my collecting proclivities have led me to start pur...   more



Feminist Frequency and Relevance...

So, Anita Sarkeesian has completed her "Damsel in Distress" trilogy. †In the first video, she introduced the trope and gave some historical background to it.† She spoke of how the male rescuer was the subject and the woman ...   more



Killing Death

We're currently going through a family crisis. †My father-in-law is 80 and has had a brain†hemorrhage. †My husband immediately flew out to be with his father and after 10 days, he's finally back home now. It's been several ...   more



It Took Me Five Minutes To Figure Out How to Blog

And it took me another 10 to figure how to put an image into this blog. I've been gone too long. In case you're wondering I've decided to make Grampa Simpson the theme of this post. Because it's been a long time. The on...   more



No means no... but sometimes it has to be said out loud.

This started as a response to Glowbear's excellent blog recapping some recent events at E3, but it grew far too long, and I've never been concise... so I'll put my huge ramble here in my own blog, but please read her blog FIR...   more



It's all about who you're sleeping with...

original Possible spoilers for the Mass Effect trilogy ahead... proceed at your own risk! I've mentioned it before, but I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to video game romances. †I dumped Anomen the wimp in Bald...   more



More questions than answers...

As with many console launches in the past, this year I've come away with more questions than answers. †I'm usually a Sony fangirl, but for the next generation of game consoles, I'm still undecided between the Xbox One and t...   more



Fun Facts about Females

Meet Jane. †She owns a smartphone or tablet. †The install base on Android and iOS devices alone is larger than all the current gen consoles combined. †According to Flurry (an app analytics company) there are also about 26 m...   more



Occams Thoughts: Debate

I'm all for healthy debate.† Debate is a hallmark of human communication.† Its one of the many ways we learn and grow from one another.† There are debates that are super important, like the debate over legalizing gay marri...   more



Drive By LawofThermalDynamics...ing?

Straight outta Compton! ....Hi. Stuff So hello people. Doing good? So am I. Did you know I was late for an exam this morning? Terrifying stuff. Almost failed a class! Gee willikers mister, it sure nearly blew my gasket. ...   more

Drive By LawofThermalDynamics...ing?


The sound of many hands fapping...

... is now silenced. Apparently the fap button has been replaced by a generic "like" button and previous fap records have all disappeared. I find I rather miss seeing the fap numbers on some of my previous blogs as the faps...   more



Deal with it.

Yup, the next Xbox might not be for you. The rumours of an "always on" internet connected next-generation Xbox aren't particularly new, though recent leaks and the distinct lack of any outright denial seem to further confi...   more



I think I'm going to be defiant!

I got to level 157 or so in Defiance during the beta week... so apparently I liked the game. It releases today on my Birthday, April 2nd, and there's a pretty decent chance I'll be getting the game...because Birthday monie...   more



Occam Thoughts: Four Years

April 1st, that special day in which Destructoid falls under the spell of the blood moon and transforms into the Foolish April Beast. It's a day I look forward to every year, not only for what the kulture meisters behind the...   more



Just call me Farmer Elsa!

I never did play Demon Souls... even though I normally love WRPG styled games. I heard it was difficult, as in brutally difficult and when I want to have my ass kicked, I generally load up an online multiplayer FPS game like...   more



Occams Thoughts: Art Books

Iíve always been a picture guy. Iím a visual learner almost to a fault (math is hard) and the way I recall memories is by shuffling through pictures in my head until I find the one I am trying to remember. This makes me the...   more



Me and my digital dick...

I've been a gamer since I was a nameless, genderless, adventurer in games like Zork and Myst. †I then moved on to the Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dales series of games and I always had the option to play as a...   more



Damsel in Distress....

I know that Anita Sarkeesian's "Damsel in Distress" initial video of her examination of Tropes vs Women in Video games is due to drop tomorrow, so I wanted to get some of my thoughts out previous to viewing her video. I si...   more






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