Archive for January, 2008
January 31st, 2008

No worries, I haven’t turned emo. I’m just talking about “mirror-touch synaesthesia.” Mirror-touch synaesthesia is a sort of sensory confusion that makes one person can actually feel the pain of another. Synaethesia in general is a mental condition that messes up the senses–intertwining touch and taste, smell and sight, etc. It means some people taste […]

January 30th, 2008

I had high hopes for Endless Ocean. The idea of a game–okay, not a game per se, but a video game title–giving players free range to become immersed in an explorable environment made me excited about how we could think about games as physical spaces. Plus, as a water sports dork, I was sure I’d […]

January 29th, 2008

Warning: this train of thought involves lots of “insides” and “outsides,” and runs the risk of devolving into some sort of meta, Mario-based M.C. Escher drawing. Heroine Sheik is not responsible for any brain explosions. Regular readers know I’m obsessed with Super Mario 64. It was one of the first real games I played from […]

January 28th, 2008

I’m a pervert. You’re a pervert. We’re all perverts. Okay, maybe not all of us–but pretty darn close. What I mean is, we all have sex interests that are “perversions” of the hetero, vanilla norm. Some of us are gay; some of us are into BDSM; some of us like to roleplay as humanistic animals. […]

January 25th, 2008

This week has been a busy one in real-world Bonnie life. My soon-to-be in-laws were visiting from the States: which meant lots of lovely meals, a trip to the circus (!), and zero time for gaming. Now they’re home, and I’m back to spending my days with my nose pressed into my computer screen. Ah, […]

January 24th, 2008

And you thought the Hello Kitty vibrator was weird. Trust me: if you ever want to freak out the people around you in public, just pull out a sketch pad and straight drawing Hello Kitty in compromising positions. Mothers stare; children cry. Okay, children don’t cry. But it’s still great. In days gone by I’ve […]

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