I thought I might start off this blog by saying that I am not a professional writer. I have worked with my hands and I have studied journalism and public relations. I also have had a few jobs in the past that were less than perfect. This blog is my attempt to get in touch with that part of myself that gets in my head and lets me know that I’m not alone, and that I’m not going to get it all wrong.
I am not a writer. I am a journalist. I write about music, movies, books, and pop culture. I love a good gossip about my friends, family, and colleagues. I am, however, a bit obsessed with video games.
This blog is a bit of a misnomer. This is not a music, movie, or book blog. I write about video games mostly, though I am probably more of a fan than a general gamer. But I do occasionally write about other things as well.
I am not a gamer. I don’t play video games. I am not much of a gamer type. I am a geek. I am a nerd. I like video games, movies, and books, but I don’t really play them. Gaming has always been a weird part of my life, and I think the problem is more the amount of time we spend playing video games than anything else.
I am not a gamer. I don’t like video games. I dislike music, movies, and books. I enjoy playing video games. I love to watch music and read. I was not born to enjoy any kind of video games.
That’s not a bad thing at all. I think a lot of us are gamers because we are so immersed in the world of the video game. We’re like little zombies whose minds are being constantly bombarded with images and sounds and information that we can’t process, and we’re like zombie viruses. It’s so easy to go through life distracted and bored and totally uninvolved.
Video games have their place as a form of therapy and entertainment. But the way we are bombarded with images and sounds and information that we cant process causes us to be less engaged in the world. We are less aware of our surroundings, and thus less aware of ourselves. It puts a major damper on all our natural tendencies to engage in the world.
The internet has created a culture in which people are more connected than ever. We have more information, more options, and more ways to interact with one another. More of us are engaged with the world around us than ever before, and as a result are more vulnerable to the same kinds of mental and physical ailments that plague the internet.
The internet has made us more aware of our surroundings. It’s made us more aware of ourselves. It’s also made us less aware of each other. It’s made us more aware of our surroundings and less aware of each other. It’s made us more aware of what’s going on around us, but it also makes us less aware of who we actually are.
Meghan Duran is a 23 year old megan who is now online almost daily. She currently lives in Chicago and has become a part of the internet’s cultural center. She’s a talented graphic designer, poet, and creative writer. She is also a part her brother’s legal team.