How Niche Sites are Building Safe Spaces and Better Communities – Model View Culture

With so much talk about harassment online, I wanted to talk about something more positive. I see so many websites that say they are “safe spaces” for marginalized groups, and … Continue reading How Niche Sites are Building Safe Spaces and Better Communities – Model View Culture

Plague Inc. and Ebola: The Unsettling Realism of Epidemic Simulators – Paste Magazine

In another episode of “Carli is uncomfortable about a thing, here’s why,” I talk about Ebola. It’s not in the news so much anymore, but at the time I pitched … Continue reading Plague Inc. and Ebola: The Unsettling Realism of Epidemic Simulators – Paste Magazine

The Best of the West, Armchair Anthropologists – Five Out of Ten Magazine

I’ll make this brief. Two articles I wrote — one on the rhythm games community and another about the power of objects and storytelling in games — are available to … Continue reading The Best of the West, Armchair Anthropologists – Five Out of Ten Magazine

Alternicon: From Podcasts to BDSM Fiction, a Celebration of Self-Publishing – BDCWire

My first post for BDCWire has me writing about Alternicon, a small convention that happened in Boston last weekend. It brought together webcomic artists, fans of webcomic artists, along with … Continue reading Alternicon: From Podcasts to BDSM Fiction, a Celebration of Self-Publishing – BDCWire

Does the Marvel Cinematic Universe Play to the Female Gaze? – The Mary Sue

MMMM… Chris Hemsworth… Uhh.. yeah so I wrote this thing for The Mary Sue based on a thought I had while watching Thor: The Dark World. There’s a moment when Thor is … Continue reading Does the Marvel Cinematic Universe Play to the Female Gaze? – The Mary Sue

Silent Killer: Mental Illness and Videogames as Therapy – Paste Magazine

Hello y’all, In the wake of Depression Quest’s Steam release and my own recent struggles with mental illness I decided to interview a few people about the games they’ve made … Continue reading Silent Killer: Mental Illness and Videogames as Therapy – Paste Magazine

Games of Love: The Relationships of Mass Effect and Fire Emblem – Paste Magazine

This piece, without much introduction, is sort of a direct response to me not being able to romance Jack and Samara in Mass Effect 2. I’m still a little upset … Continue reading Games of Love: The Relationships of Mass Effect and Fire Emblem – Paste Magazine