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    9 Things Making My Life Better So Far Since March (April 2017-June 2017)

    by  • July 3, 2017 • Books, Films, Games, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    Whoa-oa, we’re halfway there! Whoa-oa, 50% through 2017! April through June contains both my most and least stressful times of year. End of semester = ton of marking (imagine a Looney-Toons style billion-ton anvil dropping from the sky). May is full of wrap-up-the-term work meetings, half of which I missed this year because both...

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    9 Things Making My Life Better So Far This Year (Jan.-March 2017)

    by  • April 10, 2017 • Books, Games, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    It’s difficult to believe 2017 is only 25% over. Because of their position in the school year and my general mood cycle, January, February, and March are the most intense part of my year. That’s why I’m always looking for new entertainment, tools, and practices to make them go easier than previous years. Here’s what worked...

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    Too Many Mysteries: Why I Can’t Handle Phoenix Wright

    by  • February 1, 2016 • Books, Nintendo DS/3DS, TV, You are probably sorry you asked • 3 Comments

    This year, I tried for the second time to play an installment of Phoenix Wright, mystery-solving, case-winning video-game lawyer extraordinaire. And, for the second time, I gave up in frustration close to the beginning of the game. I did this even though this particular game was a crossover with Professor Layton, a series I...

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    OTP: The Birth of a Card Game, Or Things You Can Only Make Your Friends Do When It’s Your Birthday

    by  • February 2, 2015 • Games, You are probably sorry you asked • 2 Comments

    For my birthday this year, I asked my Ottawa friends to make me a game. See, I don’t like Apples to Apples. I find it boring — a rapid-fire barrage of concepts rather than the prompts for interesting conversations or witty jokes. That’s also part of why I dislike Cards Against Humanity. Some other...

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