Here Goes Nothing
Hi. My name’s Casey S-G, and as of writing this, I’m a college student studying Political Science, Journalism, and Music Tech; I’m also a former Youtuber, active-ish Twitch streamer, musician, game designer, speedrunner, photographer, and as of now, writer. My interests are wide and varied; before the covidity I was equally likely to be found running at the gym as I was to be playing some obscure JRPG in my room. I like movies, I love music, and I’m fascinated by stories.
Okay… why does this matter?
Well, in a class I took last fall (Fall 2020), we were required to write blog posts, specifically about the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It blew me away how much people responded positively to my posts. Every single time I posted, I’d get comments about how much they enjoyed reading my writing, or the ideas I presented in the posts. I was so happy these posts that I’d written in a few hours before the deadline were popular, that I decided to write more on my own, and here we are.
So, a blog?
Yep, a blog. Here, on this blog, I intend to write about entertainment – games, film, music, etc. – other periphery topics, and sometimes random stuff from out of left field. With such a broad spectrum of interests, I want to ask questions and find conclusions on topics, while looking for intersectionality and lessons we can find and learn from the world around us. Here’s just a few ideas to look forward to in the coming months:
- Clone High and the “Perfect” Parody
- No More Heroes vs. Pokemon
- Political Views in Action Films
- My Experience as a Speedrunner
- FF7 Advent Children: Still Prophetic?
- From the Desk of the Editor: Experiences as a Journalism Student
- What Academia Could Learn From Video Essays (and vice versa)
If any of these topics don’t particularly interest you, don’t worry. In between these larger, essay-like posts, there’ll be smaller topics; things like individual reviews, random thoughts, and questions to readers will fill in the gaps between the above topics. Hopefully, you’ll find something to like.
A Couple Caveats
For those who don’t know, I’m a full-time college student and a full-ish time worker, and I try my best to lead an active social life and stay in some kind of physical shape. While this benefits me personally, it also leaves me with less time to work on projects like this blog, which means that there could be some gaps between posts at times. My goal is one post a month, with 2 being ideal, but if I fall behind, odds are it’s because the real world caught up to me. Additionally, while I’m excited to hear what people have to say and want to hear about, I’m also going to try and focus on topics I come up with, for now at least. Give it some time, though – we’ll see where I’m at in a few months.
With all that said, I hope you’re all ready to embark on this new journey with me. I wouldn’t be here without the encouragement and support of friends, family, and classmates, so I’m excited to see what y’all think. With any luck, this’ll go just fine.
See y’all in the first post.