Some Stories I Recommend
I haven’t watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer in years. I rarely take time for gaming. Yet I know that these things, along with so many other cultural touchstones, are there to help me when I need them. To save me. The stories that follow aren’t mine, but they kinda are. I quickly come to know the storytellers via their words and experiences; I share their frustrations and exaltations. And I keep moving forward as they do, never forgetting the characters I met along the way. I recognize myself in their disparate tales.
I think you’ll see yourself here, too.
There are simple truths found in the things we love. Words put on a page by a stranger can reach across the decades and touch us at our core. Games comprised of digital bits and bytes can sometimes reveal things about us that real life cannot. B.E. Howard found that his Titan was ready, if only he was ready to really receive it.
Captain Theones rode his horse hard across the landscape of Azeroth, raising his sword in the name of good, helping those in need, and generally being the hero Arka hoped he’d be. Which was good because even as this digital warrior battled against his nemeses, his all-too-human avatar Arka experienced menaces of another kind. The sort of terrible opponents that only reality can throw at you. And yet both continued to fight against long odds…