So, it’s been awhile since I’ve done this. School has been kicking. My. Ass. But anyways, i wanted to give a few personal and site related updates.
The first: i am no longer a journalism student at Gonzaga. I switched my major to broadcasting. I honestly didn’t think i would like it as much as i did, but my god i love doing it. And i honestly think i’m pretty good at it too. The intro level classes had to put on a game show for our final project, and i got to direct it. When it was over our professor said it was the cleanist show he’s seen in the 16 years he’s been teaching. If you’re so inclinded, you can watch it right here:
It’s not exactly “great”, there’s a few things i wish we had done in hindsight, but i have to say, i’m really, really proud of what me and my class did here.
But there’s another reason i’m not doing journalism anymore, one that may affect Ludophile Lab: i just didn’t enjoy it anymore. See, for a while now I’ve been not writing while i was in school and saying it was burn out, but the fact is, it has been a pretty long time since writing was fun. Don’t get me wrong, i still love games and talking about them, but i think my constant lack of content and equally constant unhappiness with what I’ve been putting out has simply lead me to one simple truth: i don’t want to do this to the extent i thought i did. I don’t mean i’m giving it up. But i don’t think i want a real career in games journalism anymore. And i’m ok with that. So i’m pivoting Ludophile Lab into an actual blog. I’ll writing when i have something to say because i do still love games and talking about them and having conversations about them. but i’m done putting on the pretense that this will be a showcase for my work.
As for IndieGamerTeam, more or less the same. I’ll write reviews when i have something to say, but for now i’m just going to stick to editing and helping other people find their voice and their audience.
So, that’s all for now. Hopeful i’ll post again before too long. Peace!