I’ve been thinking–dangerous as that may be–about regular features I can do on this blog: what I can offer that three hundred other people can’t.
1) I’m a romance novelist.
2) I’ve studied a fair amount of wacky occult historical stuff. Enough to know about a number of interesting theories and people.
3) I, um, play a lot of video games.
So the regular feature here–I’ll try for every week, though I may not always succeed–is romance plots (and possibly more general interpersonal relationships) in video games. I’m going to start with The Secret of Monkey Island, because yay nostalgia, probably go on to Dragon Age, which I’m currently playing, and then move into Shadow Hearts, which also gets the occult wackiness. (As do the other games, a little, so that might come up too.) If it stays hot, I may postpone the last one: my PS2 is in a windowless room.
Eventually, I will probably tackle the Final Fantasy games, at which point the phrases “oh my God SHUT UP” and “Cecil, you goddamn moron” may appear as tags. I will also take suggestions for games. Fair warning: I have very little patience for spinelessness, jealousy, or uber-dependent heroines; I also do not bear gracefully with either the Love Makes You Dumb or
Love Makes You Crazy tropes, especially when displayed by people I’m supposed to be rooting for.
The occult wackiness posts will probably be a little less regular, just because they hinge on something poking at my brain cells. Hopefully frequently, though.