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21 years of gaming (and counting).

When I was a baby, my dad sat me on his lap while I watched him play the original Tomb Raider. Later, while watching him play Tomb Raider II and Tomb Raider III and old enough to recognize what I'm seeing, I start calling it "Mommy Game," because Lara Croft has brown hair (like my mom) and sometimes wears a bun (like my mom). Tomb Raider was the first of many video games to add pure joy to my life.

Now, at twenty-one, I don't have nearly as much time to play video games as I would like, but when I do, I feel relaxed and right at home in the virtual world. When I'm not playing games, I'm usually thinking about them, and boy do I have a lot of thoughts. "How true is the mythology in Tomb Raider when compared with the stories the games are based on? How big of a deal is the LBGT+ flag in Marvel's Spider-Man to gamers? How exactly did EA ruin the beloved Battlefront series?" 

Now, this blog gives me the space to explore and share these thoughts with the larger gaming community, among many others. I encourage you to engage in these newfound, controversial, and exciting conversations with me. We have much to discuss...