Self Similar self similar’s personal gaming nonsense blog

About This Site

I'm incredibly opinionated, obsessed with details, insanely nostalgic, I possess an overactive imagination, and I love to rattle on. When you've got that kind of a volatile mix of character traits (flaws?) it is good to have some kind of outlet for expression before you find yourself in a mental institution. I've had other blogs, I've written for other sites, I've participated in numerous forums and bulletin boards, I've even had old school text zines back in the day. That said this blog is foremost a place for me to express some of the thoughts and opinions I have relating to one of my favorite hobbies: gaming!

Posts should be divided into one or more of the following topical categories:

Ancient History - This is where I stash the numerous stories about my gaming history that I'm inspired to relay for one reason or another. My favorite games and biggest influences, tales of long dead gaming clans and communities, crazy online encounters, that kind of thing. I'll also dual post reviews of retro games that I have some history with to this area. Sort of a bio area in some respects.
Game Logs - This mostly consists of impressions, though not full reviews, of games I'm playing at the moment, particularly newly released games. These are usually written in the form of "what I played tonight and what went on". It also features progress logs and the like from time to time. Barely an upgrade from the dreaded Rambling category.
Gaming News - Every now and then I might be inspired to jump on my soapbox and give my opinion on a gaming news piece that catches my eye. It goes here. You won't see a ton here though, there are plenty of news sites out there f or that kind of thing.
Rambling - General thoughts, impressions, observations, and opinions that are too broad to throw in one of these other categories. Rambling posts also sometimes wander aimlessly through multiple subjects. This may also devolve into sharing interesting links, videos, memes, etc.
Retro Reviews - No silly name for this one. Reviews and retrospectives of games, expansion packs, patches, hardware, whatever. No specific format and no damn scores! My reviews tend to be more informative overviews with a bit of opinion thrown in than simple judgments.
Speculation - A more accurate term for previews, no? I doubt I'll post too much in here as I try not to pass judgment about games too much until they've been released, that, and there's relatively little in the way of new games that I get excited over in advance these days.
Story Time - Hamming it up with ridiculous in character game journals, both serious and not so serious, and other more entertaining content.

Posts will also be tagged to some degree for more flexible browsing as well.

Now, before anyone feels the need to point it out, yes, I do suck at writing. That is my other big goal for this site: practice! I love to write and am constantly trying to improve, developing bad habits into good ones, and experimenting with different styles. Although I'll try to keep typos to a minimum please excuse all of the heinously offensive grammatical errors I constantly make. That said if you'd like to privately critique my writing and give me some pointers I'd certainly appreciate it.

One of my only other goals with this site is to post a lot of pictures. More specifically I'll attempt to post self created full size unedited gameplay screenshots whenever appropriate. I've noticed that it is sometimes hard to find actual gameplay screenshots with the GUI and all of that good stuff around the web and I'd like to do my bit to help others looking for them out. That and the contrast of the relatively large pictures embedded with the plain, all text style of the rest of this site is part of the look I'm going for.

Comment all you want - feel free to ask questions, disagree, share related links, etc. I'll try to reply as much as possible. This also means if you have questions about a particular post it may have already been answered in the Comments. Comments will be fairly moderated so if you’re just going to spam stupid shit than please be aware that it probably won't get very far. You might have noticed that since the launch of this site my Comments section has been pretty barren. I do actually get a fair amount of feedback on this blog but since readership largely consists of personal friends of mine it is often in the form of emails, IMs, and forum posts. If you're just stumbling upon this site and would like to contribute please feel free to comment!

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