Weekly Wrap-Up

This is a new section looking at the interesting, hilarious and odd things I have discovered in the previous 7 days.

Expat

This wonderful TED talk by author Pico Iyer titled ‘Where is Home?’ beautifully sums up what quite a few of us living this expat life feel.

GamerGate

I spent my late teens, my 20s & a good portion of my 30s gaming.  I gave up mainly so I would actually leave my apartment when I moved to Germany.  Still gaming is close to my heart even though I no longer play.  Therefore, GamerGate is something that is also important for me mainly because it has wide reaching effects beyond the gaming community to how women are generally treated online. If you have no idea what GamerGate is, read this.

Felicia Day, whose reputation as an actress, writer and online personality, made her mark through gaming and what she has to say about GamerGate is, in my opinion, highly representative of other female gamers – and also deeply heartbreaking.

Horror

It’s not quite Halloween yet, but here is a 1 minute short film to get you into the mood.  It is deeply unsettling.

Marvel

Anyone who knows me (or has read my Twitter feed) knows that I’m a huge Marvel fangirl.  The trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron was released yesterday which has me at a level of excitement which words can not accurately describe.

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up

  1. Made me read up on gamersgate. Don’t know what to say. I am not that much of a gamer, still it feels as if something that seemed good’s being destroyed. What for? What’s to gain by THAT?

  2. Catching up on previous posts… I hadn’t seen the trailer (what happens when your stuck in a hospital for two weeks w/o internet) I can’t wait for the movie!!

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