“Game Closet” Feature

Since launching PanopLit, I’ve been working to make it come together in the way most useful to those it seeks to represent. I got to talk a little about this journey (along with museum education, queer imagery, and terminology) on the River House Games podcast “Game Closet.” I’m so grateful to have been featured, and look forward to many more conversations with many more folk.

Josephine

Nexus Game Fair and Beyond

I published an article on FemHype about my experience at Nexus Game Fair this weekend. Unfortunately, due to a lack of response about a tentacle rape game featured at the convention, I do not think I will be returning.

It was still a time to meet great people and learn some new games, and for that I am grateful.

I am working on a long-form article on trauma in games right now, and pulled some excellent suggestions on Twitter. Working through my contacts to get game designers’ input before compiling all of the information!

Here are two self portraits I took at Lincoln Park Zoo yesterday:

J.M.

“Adult” Content in Gaming and Fiction

I promised myself when I started seriously pursuing a writing career that this blog would not turn into me ranting about games and gamer culture, again. But I suppose you can take the woman away from the gaming table, but you can’t… blah blah blah.Continue reading ““Adult” Content in Gaming and Fiction”

Discussing Race through Music Videos

A critique I wrote of the Rihanna video for BBHMM was published on Bitch Flicks called “Horror, White Bodies, and Feminism in ‘Bitch Better have My Money’.” That’s what it’s about: the use of white bodies and thematic elements of horror in the video. When it comes to film critique, there is a lot to talk about. I had to pare down the elements I wanted to focus on, and avoided discussing other films, directors, and art pieces the video references.Continue reading “Discussing Race through Music Videos”