Confessions of an Online RPG-er, Or Captured in the Amber of the Interwebz – Part 2

Okay, so getting back to my very first RPG experience... In Part 1, I told you about how online text-based RPGs work, and that my first game ever was an ER RPG back in 2000. My memory of it was that I played enthusiastically for a while before eventually losing interest and inclination and exiting … Continue reading Confessions of an Online RPG-er, Or Captured in the Amber of the Interwebz – Part 2

Confessions of a an Online RPG-er, or How I Learned to Embrace My Inner Fangirl – Part 1

(Note: This post got lonnnng! So I'm breaking it up into 2 or maybe 3 parts. Godspeed!) First of all, let's get one thing straight: I do not worship Satan. I do not play Dungeons & Dragons with the kids from Stranger Things on Friday nights (I would actually LOVE to but I could never … Continue reading Confessions of a an Online RPG-er, or How I Learned to Embrace My Inner Fangirl – Part 1

In the Days Before the War When the First Bombs Fell

A Short Story by Diane CorsoAuthor's Note: This is a fictional short story I wrote 17 years ago. Inspired by true events, maybe, but really, what isn't? So take it at face value, and don't expect much. Picking Through the Rubble, September, 2001: It’s almost eight on that Sunday night in July before I finally … Continue reading In the Days Before the War When the First Bombs Fell