New Kickstarter: The Science and Psychology of Video Games

Kickstarter

Divider - Design - 45%I have decided to start setting up my Kickstarter project, and have published a page specific for it on this site as well. All of the details can be found on the current draft page for the project on Kickstarter itself.

Despite being a prolific writer and reader, I have never written a book before. I’ve considered it, like many people have, but never took any earlier attempts seriously. Now that I have established myself somewhat across various websites, and have found both a hobby and an outlet I’m passionate about, it seems like as good a time as any to get things rolling.

I will be providing updates on the project on both the actual Kickstarter page and on this website as well. Hopefully this works out well. Continue reading

Raw Footage Review: An Example of Divorce and Child Custody

The original response for this video comes from another YouTube user’s channel and video: Bar Bar – Dissecting Raw Material

This article is meant to provide an in-depth look at an example of how people work and conversations go about on a realistic level. This video is particularly striking, giving an example of just what some people will go to for their children.

This video basically shows a divorced father, named Caleb Leverett, trying to offer his son, Parker, a choice in regards to which parent he is to live with. Fortunately, the father and Parker try to go about it in a civil way, by at least presenting themselves to talk about it. The mother is adamant about “getting her son back,” and a heartfelt and hour long interlude proceeds.

The most notable thing about this video is the different ways that each parent goes about determining what is best for Parker. The mother throughout the video insists that he should listen what she says. Caleb, the biological father, repeatedly states that he is not forcing Parker in any way, and that he is free to leave or do as he pleases. Continue reading

Why Women Wear High Heels: A Theory

High Heels

High heels or stilettos?

A while ago, a prominent writer, Frost (whom I can’t find much information on despite a bit of intense Googling), wrote an article asking why women wear high heels. It seems like a somewhat weird question, one could almost ask that about any accessory. I did not particularly like his reasoning, as it was very complex, even convoluted, I’d say. Anyways, high heels in particular are interesting.

Some say that it accentuates the female form, stretching their lower halves and reinforcing what curves are there. Others say it is just an accessory like any other, one that women wear to fit in with all of the other women, similar to the typical “Ugg boots, iPhone, handbag” combo that so many have poked fun at in recent years. Many say that it is just a sign of class and status, a way of expressing femininity, in the same way a well-tailored suit expresses class and status for a man. Continue reading

How Isolation Damages the Soul

Isolation

I like to think of the human conscious as a sort of “chamber.”

Inside of that chamber, we produce thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc. These products are like echos inside the mind.

The greatest (and perhaps original and most base) use for these “products” of our conscious to relay these ideas unto other people, in essence “bouncing ideas off of each other. The interesting thing I wonder, however,is what happens when someone has no one else to share, or “bounce,” these ideas with?

Perhaps the echos just reverberate off of our own conscious, which completely goes against their base purpose, and in fact damages us in the process. With each ricochet, a little more of our own conscious, our own soul, is whittled away, like an ocean constantly beating against a rock. Continue reading