For the record: Cartridge Lit and its editors are vehemently in opposition to the “gamergate” group and completely in support of more diversity in video game creation, recreation, and criticism.
Everything will try to kill you, incessantly. Don’t be scared.
I’m not scared.
I don’t even know what scared means.
You’ll be sleeping gently and I’ll know you
by your lurid exterior,
is I know the humboldt squid,
the abandoned arcade.
The writers that Gabe has corralled for this season are impressive and diverse—Matt Bell is best-known for his surreal novel-as-fable In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, while Ashly and Anthony Burch are famous for the video series “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin.”
2 Mello is a composer and MC from Lexington, Kentucky, and has just dropped this album of remixes between Final Fantasy 6 music and Wu-Tang. He is our new hero.
I started writing fiction because while playing MMOs I was trying to create a narrative with the character within the very narrow confines of those games. After a while it got so frustrating being locked inside a game narrative with minimal variation and leeway, I stopped playing and started writing instead.