Archive for April, 2007
April 30th, 2007

With my senior theses (tehe, “theses”) due in three days, I officially rank among the walking dead.  That means the only things I understand right now are French Surrealism and perversion–which I probably shouldn’t even mention, given certain wacko responses to my recent column on Club Penguin. Anyways, I do want to follow up on my […]

April 26th, 2007

I appear to be on an i’m in like with you binge. It’s the topic of my Joystiq column this week, “Love on the Auction Block.” Since you Heroine Sheik readers already know all about it though, there are also some tidbits in there about what emergent behavior in player flirtatiousness. Yeah, that’s what I […]

April 22nd, 2007

So apparently after my recent explorations in i’m in like with you, Scott was talking to some guys he used to work with and they had a good point. Maybe the reason why the games are called “games” and not “auctions” is that auctions sounds more like, well, social prostitution. And honestly, that’s kind of […]

April 19th, 2007

Maybe you remember back in September I mentioned Dan Albritton’s new game i’m in like with you. Well, the game is now up and running. At the moment it’s invitation only, but if anyone’s interested feel free to email me and I’ll pass your note along to Dan. i’m in like with you is basically MySpace […]

April 16th, 2007

A long time ago we talked about sexual orientalism and what makes Asian women (at least, the idea of Asian women) so appealing to American men. Back then, someone brought up the counter-argument that Asian women aren’t any more sexualized than any other ethnicity in America; everyone has different tastes. Fine, I thought, maybe I […]

April 12th, 2007

Up this afternoon at Joystiq is my column, “Searching for Sex in Club Penguin”. Club Penguin is a massive virtual world for kids, one that Raph Koster has been talking about for a while (Yes, we know, 4.5 million uniques in December). My question is, if there are so many darn people playing, shouldn’t there […]

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