fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

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June 22, 2020

Lucid Immersive’s Virtual LARP “The Board” – A Conference Call To Remember

I’ve been doing a lot of gaming since the stay-at-home order went out. Tabletop games translate really well to an online format—it’s easy to play D&D, for instance, over a video...

May 4, 2020

Confessions of a Dodo Airline Worker

This is a piece of fiction written from the perspective of Orville, the dodo who works at the airport desk in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Orville never leaves the 24-hour airport,...

April 5, 2020

How Playing Notpron In 2005 Helped My Programming Career In 2017

Do you remember Notpron? I certainly do, although I distinctly remember it being called notpr0n—which I suspect is more a remnant of online culture in the late 2000s when it was originally...

February 28, 2020

‘The Night in Question’ Raises Questions About People and Predators

Humans are herd animals. Herds meander, move in an uncoordinated way. But vampires are pack animals. Predators. And packs move with strategy and intention. That’s what makes vampires so scary....

July 18, 2019

Jackalope’s “Cyberpunk: Night City” Made Me Cry Real (In Character) Tears

The date was May 25th, 2036. The place was Night City, an urban shithole located in Northern California. I was there to celebrate Night’s Wake—an annual raucous block party commemorating...

April 25, 2019

Review Roundup, Q1-Q2 2019

I’ve still been lucky enough to get to do some articles, reviews and interviews about comics I love and creators I respect. (And I’m lucky enough to get to write...

December 24, 2018

Where Were You During The LARP In Question?

I was a little nervous as I walked up the gravel path to the event site for The Night in Question. I had come to Austin, TX, all the way...

August 24, 2018

Review Roundup, Summer 2018

I have been falling deeper and deeper into the world of comics journalism, as evidenced by the fact that I spoke on a panel about it at Flame Con recently....

June 9, 2018

Finding a Friend in Tabikaeru

Tabikaeru—or “Journey Frog” in English—is the newest mobile game from Hit-Point, the creators of popular cat collector Neko Atsume. But even before I downloaded it, I suspected it would be...

April 4, 2018

Let Me Tell You About My OCs: Learning To Live With Shame

Let me set a scene for you. Picture an athletic woman in her late 20s with white hair and gold eyes, wearing leather armor dyed in blues and purples. This...