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  • EXPeriencing: [My] Depression

    Emo cover photo via. Everyone experiences mental health issues differently. I have depression. But that in no way means someone else who has depression experiences it the same way I do. I have a touch of anxiety that is manifested from my depression. But plenty of people have anxiety that may manifest depression. Every experience […]

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  • EXPeriencing Another Goodreads Challenge

    Another year, another Goodreads challenge I’ve failed. Okay, that’s a little harsh. The past two years, I’ve been reading the final book in my challenge when the clock struck midnight. Until I looked back at last year’s post, I thought I had set the same goal this year of 25, but it turns out I […]

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  • EXPeriencing SAD, Mental Health, and Triumphs Big & Small

    I made it five days after NaNoWriMo before I had to open my computer and write something else unrelated to work. It looks like once you get that habit of writing 1,667 words per day for 30 straight days, you can’t help but write after that. NaNoWriMo is quite the challenge. I always thought I […]

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  • EXPeriencing Anime

    EXPeriencing Anime

    Header image via. ~Dusts off blog. Cringes at last post date. Begins.~ I love that nerd/geek culture is a mainstream identity nowadays. I have previously been guilty of the “you’re not really a nerd” thought. Seeing people lean into fringe cultures of nerdism irritated me. But then I realized that there’s room for everyone to love the […]

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  • EXPeriencing ‘The City of Brass’ by S. A. Chakraborty

    Cover image via Amazon. I know reading and travel quotes can be a bit cliche, but reading a great book can sometimes take you on journeys that rival those in real life. I found just that in S. A. Chakraborty’s novel The City of Brass. It’s an adventure in time, religion, and the fantastic, and I […]

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  • EXPeriencing ‘Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection’

    Cover image via NaughtyDog. There weren’t a ton of games I felt I was missing out on by having an Xbox 360 instead of a PS3, but the Uncharted series was one of them. I knew they had Assassin’s Creed-like puzzles and an Indiana Jones-like story line. What’s not to like about that? When Terry and I got a […]

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  • EXPeriencing Console Wars & Rekindling a Love for Console Gaming

    Cover photo via Pennyworth Reviews Twelve years ago, Sony and Microsoft were engaged in a battle that still wears on today, though thankfully with less internet yelling. Nintendo dives in occasionally, too, but when I think about “console wars,” I’m taken right back to 2006 when Microsoft released the Xbox 360 and Sony fans were […]

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  • EXPeriencing the 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge (and looking forward to 2018)

    Hello, old friend. I’ve missed filling your pixels with my rambling thoughts about books and video games. Well, it’s a new year, and like I end up doing every year, I’m committed to writing on you more. Three times a month feels reasonable. We’ll see how that sounds come August. To kick off the New […]

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  • EXPeriencing ‘An Ember in the Ashes’ by Sabaa Tahir

    Cover image via. You know when you read a new Harry Potter book for the first time and you just couldn’t stop reading? All the way through the night, you kept turning pages because you just had to find out what happened next. Rarely did a chapter end where you thought, Yeah, I can put the bookmark […]

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  • EXPeriencing ‘The Graveyard Book’ by Neil Gaiman

    Cover image via, which is a helluva way to open a book. Thank you, airport bookstores. Not much is worse than having a long layover or delay and running out of things to read. Last month, I had a several-hour layover in O’Hare before heading home to Indy. I’d finished the book I brought with […]

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