Snobberies In The North American Diaspora

This week Adam provided a question at the last minute. It goes a little like this: I was recently involved in an online discussion of Role Playing Games, and one participant began rhapsodizing about the latest Final Fantasy game for the Playstation 2. The rest of the participants in this discussion were old-school, pencil-and-paper gamers, […]

The Language of Dispute

I suggested to Lime that once the “honeymoon phase” of our relationship dwindles down, we may find that occasionally we’ll have arguments, like any couple. But, I reasoned, using either English or Korean would be unfair, as it would give one of us an unfair advantage. Given that we’re both quite smart, and both quite […]

Paucity Expected

I’m expecting a few days of very low-content posting here. Why? I’m gonna finish writing my essay “Waxing Fanonical” on the forces that shape relationships between Koreans and white foreigners in Korea sometime this weekend or next week. I’m working on a post for New Sophists’ Almanac as well, about genre and art. If you’re […]

My Fortune (According to the Tibetan Astrological System)

Myoung Jae surprised me the other day when he came into the office bearing the following tidings: “You have a letter waiting for you in the office.” I was delighted, upon retrieving it, to find it was from Men-Tsee-Khang, which is the Astrology Department of the Tibetan Government-In-Exile. While in Dharamsala, for entertainment value more […]

My WOD profile

WOD (World of Darkness) was a roleplaying game I used to play back in undergrad in Canada. While I had the main books for each game in the series, I usually ran the ghost-stories game, Wraith. However, it seems that according to these quizzes I completed, I am more naturally tuned to a different game […]