Category Archives: Identity

Lightning Crashes—The Runway

The three games developed around Final Fantasy XIII are definitely on my list of games to buy. In fact, I have enough gift card money to do exactly that. Hmm… But Lightning, the heroine of the series, hasn’t faded into … Continue reading

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Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends: No Custom Characters

One of the things I was looking forward to doing over the break was creating a new character for Dynasty Warriors 8 on the Vita, just like I have on the Xbox One. But they are different versions, with the … Continue reading

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Levels of Comfort

I’m a few weeks in to showing slight outwards signs of gender ambiguity. My nails are still painted, I’ve got my little bag, and I wore one of those moebius scarves today. It’s very cozy for the winter. I’m doing … Continue reading

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Trying to Be Brave—Minor Outward Signs of Being Gender Fluid

I wrote before that I’m not brave. And I’m not. Some people are very good at not caring what other people think. Their stares. Their laughs. Their murmured comments. I’m not one of those people. But I’m also not one … Continue reading

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Sexism and History—A Chicken and Egg Argument

There’s a bit of a row going over the UK’s new passport design, centered around British creativity. It features seven men and two women, and there is the point that they could have done much more to make this equal. … Continue reading

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Zero Suit Samus IRL

I don’t know why, but I hate the portmanteau that makes the word cosplay. I get a bit of a twitch every time I read it. But regardless of that, have a look at this bit of Zero Suit Samus … Continue reading

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I’m Not Brave

I’ve written a bit about identity on this blog, and it’s exceptionally relevant to video games as far as I’m concerned. They allow us to have hybrid identities beyond the ones we have in our day-to-day lives. As previously noted, … Continue reading

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