How I accidentally got addicted to Dragon Age

While I’ve been playing video games for a long time, I didn’t get properly into them until I was in high school. Growing up, our house had a Nintendo 64 and a GameCube, so Nintendo games were a staple of my childhood: my brother and I delighted in kicking our mom’s butt in Mario Kart; it was always a serious endeavour to sit down and puzzle out the latest dungeon in Ocarina of Time or Wind Waker; and when my brother and I had a disagreement, we’d settle it with Super Smash Bros. Melee.

(Fun fact: Pokémon Snap was the first game I ever played – and the only Pokémon game I’ve ever touched, unless you count Pokémon Go I guess. Oops.)

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How I accidentally joined The Exchange

I’ve been going through my old journals recently. It’s a fun thing to do from time to time; I get a glimpse of the person I was – fifteen years ago, seven years ago, six months ago – and it’s interesting to see how I’ve changed. Re-reading my diaries is always an enlightening experience. Sometimes I remember inside jokes, sometimes I rediscover an important moment that stuck out to me at the time, and sometimes it’s just hilarious to see how atrocious my spelling used to be.

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