Continuing the ego trip on which I
seem, for whatever reason, to have embarked, I figure the time has finally come
to furnish my site with the obligatory "videogaming-based editorial" section.
So, after a week of vacillating, as I always do before expanding the site's
breadth, between doing and not doing, I fell into the former camp. In that
spirit, I unveil "The Stump" -- an image of 1840s oratory put to use, not a
little pompously, in a thoroughly 1990s forum (hey, I said I was on an ego trip.
I figure we're all allowed one every now and again -- oh no, I'm rationalizing!)
If you have an editorial you want to submit, send it on over! Just please adhere to the following requests.
1) Proofread at least once - By proofread, I don't mean simply run a spellchecker. Read over your copy at least once to assure quality. I won't do it for you. Don't get compulsive because of this demand, though -- residual errors happen sometimes, and I'm willing to turn a blind eye on occasion.
2) No irregular capitalization/mechanics - Due respect to e.e. cummings, but I prefer that you observe the standard rules of capitalization and punctuation.
3) Be topical/relevant - This is nothing more than a request that your commentary have something to do with classic videogaming -- either a system (Pong! through SNES, chronologically speaking), a topic of debate, a personal memory, or a specific game (but I don't want it in the form of an objective review).
4) Don't submit editorials in a word-processor-specific format - I prefer, unless your work exceeds two and a half single-spaced pages in length, that you submit it in the body of the message. Otherwise, please stick to "plain text".
5) Identify both your work and yourself - Please give a title to your editorial, and provide your own name or a suitable alias.
6) Choose background music/graphics - Select a song (in MIDI format) and one or two graphics that you want to accompany your editorial. If you do not make these selections, I will assume you do not want any such accompaniment.
And now, the "archive."
Date Posted When an
Empire is Struck Back
Inevitable "What's Wrong With the NES Scene" Article
8-11-99 A Brush
With Modern Gaming and What It Taught Me
8-11-99 EarthBound: A
Bildungsroman... (very long)
Prejudice in a Post-Praetorian Paradise
Did They Go Wrong?
7-20-99 The True
Plot of Dragon Warrior
Millenial Invocation, Etc.
Editorial, Reflection, Litany
7-9-99 My Advice
to Novice Webmasters
Belated Response to Assorted Moral Criticisms of the NES
Other than those of my own creation, the articles contained in this section do not necessarily reflect my opinions, nor have I altered them, except in regard to the conversion to HTML, from their original forms (translation: Don't blame me for the grammatical errors in an editorial if I didn't write it.) As for my own work, here's the deal: If the opinions expressed in my own commentaries cause offense to any reader, I apologize -- not, mind you, for the opinion, but for any possible failure on my part to express said view in a tactful way.
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