Jenn Frank

Jenn Frank


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9 years ago @ Unwinnable - The Best Games of 2012 · 1 reply · +2 points

Richard, you lovable gosling

10 years ago @ Unwinnable - Raymond Chandler's Far... · 0 replies · +1 points

I am late to this but I cannot beLIEVE I have never read this. Not only am I reading this right the damn now, I am forwarding it on to somebody else!

10 years ago @ Unwinnable - Raymond Chandler's Far... · 2 replies · +2 points

Maybe more of a sort of Marion Ravenwood to our hero? (Skip to the last 'graph for a spoiler-free experience, some of you.)

10 years ago @ Unwinnable - Raymond Chandler's Far... · 1 reply · +2 points

Yeah, isn't the dérive interesting? It's this existential game you play to simulate a geographic disorientation; there's, uh, a lot more to say about identity/urbanity here, but something do with a rootlessness, like the lack of a defined sense of self you might experience in a crowd. Anyway, geographically, the dérive isn't so different from hopping in at one end of Wikipedia and emerging, hours later, at another end. (Kind of similar, but different: when I lived in San Francisco the Jejune Institute was in my neighborhood, and after I'd played this ARG I became way hyper-aware of all these runes and glyphs that were chalked all over my neighborhood, which I'd heretofore never noticed. Playing that ARG was sort of like being on a dérive, too, in that the city had this secret personality. Except that there were basically all these arrows on the ground, which I guess makes it not like a dérive at all. OK!)

10 years ago @ Unwinnable - I was a Teenage Sexist · 0 replies · +2 points

I *think* I know who this is, but rather than posting my random guesses in public, I will just say thanks! I'm glad you read the column in the astute way that you did, which is really as this very positive thing. (I hope it didn't read as bleak! It isn't meant to be!) But I do feel, exactly, like I might've finally popped out the other side of a wringer, not that much worse-for-wear and honestly a lot happier. Thanks for your supportive words, Tomm! (Tomm H.? Eh? No?)

10 years ago @ Unwinnable - I was a Teenage Sexist · 0 replies · 0 points

Thanks for this, very, very much! It's extremely helpful for me, intellectually and personally. :)

10 years ago @ Unwinnable - I was a Teenage Sexist · 7 replies · +10 points

No problem. But I'm not sure what else I can discuss with you! All of my opinions are already embedded in the column above! If you take issue with any of those opinions, of course, I'd be happy to discuss them with you.

10 years ago @ Unwinnable - I was a Teenage Sexist · 11 replies · +24 points

Hmm. Your comment gets really amped up toward its end, has counterpoints to points I did not make in the column -- because the column is not about "unrealistic depictions" of "women in games," at all, and is instead about the normalization of beating people up -- and then calls me "delusional." It's very surprising! Because the column IS supportive of "people like [you], who support equality but not the attacks on [stuff]," and if you think I am "whining" about any "cup size" but my own, you might want to take another hard look at the article.

I took really great pains to "demonize" one person, one type of person, and one type of attitude only: me. Me and mine. If you see yourself in there, that's great! But it doesn't mean I'm launching an attack on "you," or continuing a preexisting attack on "you."

10 years ago @ Unwinnable - I was a Teenage Sexist · 0 replies · 0 points

Ha! No, my family always spells it "Jen," so that's more than fine!

10 years ago @ Unwinnable - Overlooking Maroondah ... · 0 replies · +2 points

At the conclusion of my relationship with my First Love, I began listening to an album called 'Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars'. No, I won't stop listening to it, as if it were something to shrug off. :)