fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

Category - Gaming

October 6, 2020

Playing Beat Saber Is Like Doing Magic

I do a lot of magic. I also play a lot of Beat Saber. These two facts about me seem pretty thoroughly unrelated, but the more Beat Saber I play, the more I...

September 28, 2020

Review Roundup, 2020 Edition

Dang, it really has been a long time since I’ve consolidated and shared some of my comics and gaming reviews and interviews. This is probably mainly because the world has...

September 21, 2020

“Uncaged” Accolades!

My involvement with the Uncaged Anthology has been the gift that just keeps on giving. Like, the pleasure of working with Ashley Warren and being part of such a cool...

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....

November 22, 2019

Anthologies Galore!

Lately I’ve been making a conscious effort to focus more on writing creatively, and it has been a really rewarding experience so far! In fact, I’ve even been doing NaNoWriMo...

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...

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