My name is Christopher, and I’m now blogging for GameSpite due to what I can only assume was a tremendous lapse of judgement on the part of this site’s management. I’ll do my best not to drag everyone else down with me. People who visit Talking Time might know me as estragon. While this handle has served me well as as an anonymous member of an internet forum, I think we should all get to know each other a little more intimately out here on the front page. As luck would have it, I know just the right sleazy love hotel for us to get up close and personal.
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Now that I’ve turned this place into a den of sin and irrevocably damaged the site’s reputation in the process, I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. I’m a self-loathing dork trapped in an abusive relationship with JRPGs. I forget all the bad things they’ve done when they treat me right, but it’s so rare these days that I’m starting to question whether or not they really do love me back.
My way of looking at games these days stems from my interest in experimental theatre, where there is often more focus on creating a self-contained environment than telling a traditional narrative. Along these same lines, I’m most interested in games like Rez, Katamari Damacy, and Shadow of the Colossus that present a well defined environment with clear rules and push the possibilities of that environment to its limits. Other than games, I’ve recently been interested in slow paced, depressing movies, manga that doesn’t suck, and books with just the right amount of surrealism.
Part of me is deeply hesitant to write on this site, which has been one of my favorite places on the internet since I first found Parish’s writings online about 10 years or so ago when I was still in high school. To be honest, posting this feels a bit like I’m scribbling graffiti mustaches on the photographs in someone else’s newspaper. That being said, I will do my best to scribble the most beautiful mustaches I possibly can.