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Friday I’m In Love #162

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Hey Sweeties!

How was your week? Our was pretty great, actually. MRGS monthly social, recording a podcast with TAG and writing lots of interviews. I also managed to get off my duff and hit the yoga mat 5 days in a row! Go me!

This weekend will see the annual Geek Girl Brunch Montreal pre-Comiccon Dim Sum Brunch and more barcade visits as I complete my research for a guest post I’m writing.

Link Time!
I was really touched by Crystal’s post about how fandom helps her through the rough times in life.

Thought provoking: On gaming with OCD and the manipulation of collection mechanics.

Obviously, I need these patches in my life, right meow.

I love rediscovering forgotten gaming heroines, especially ones that help redefine our idea of a ‘strong’ female character.

This Girls Make Games t-shirt is soooo adorable! And all purchases support a great cause.

And finally, what makes video games art?

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    Fiona
    July 10, 2016 at 4:32 am

    yay for sticking with the yoga! That OCD article is heartbreaking, I think I’ve kind of gone through game obsessions and when I get to the point that it’s driving me mad I have to abandon it all together, I know Lemmings and Kerbie did it to me back in the day 😛 I imagine if you have a compulsion to collect everything it would be really hard to overcome, especially if that’s how your brain is hard wired, I hope she is able to find a break from it!

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      Mariko
      July 11, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Yeah, I find gaming with OCD to be a really interesting topic. Rick has very mild OCD and I find that gaming actually really helps him, like the order that games create is very soothing when he’s stressed out and anxious, but for people with more serious OCD I can definitely see how it could sap the joy out of a game. I can be kind of compulsive with certain games, especially ones that aren’t actually very good but have a collecting mechanic that I really like, but luckily I can get free by just taking a break for a few days.

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    Jane Y.
    July 26, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Hooray for sticking with Yoga. I’ve been running since November, but not as much during these crazy hot months as I can’t seem to run with a water bottle (so odd). I also just purchased dumb bells and have been doing strength exercises and daily squats too!

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      Mariko
      July 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      I recently fell off the yoga wagon (or mat as it were) pretty hard, but I’m trying to get back to it slowly. I agree that the heat definitely makes it harder to work out at home, although part of me knows I should probably just get up earlier to avoid it.

    Penny for your thoughts...