“I want to keep everything small. I even freak out when we go on TV sets and they push everything a little bit further out. I want it - I don’t want it to be all about me, you know, I don’t even want to stand too far forward from them, I want everyone to be on the same length.”
Learn to love the fool in you, the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes, loses often, lacks self control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects you against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom you also harbour and who would rob you of human aliveness, humility and dignity but for your fool.
Humility and gratitude go hand in hand… Awareness increases so that we become grateful for everything we are given. We have to learn, literally learn, to be grateful for what we receive day by day, simply to balance the criticism that day by day we voice because of powerful emotions.
A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and his voice trembled as he spoke to him. The Prophet said to him, “Be calm, for I am not a king. Verily, I am only the son of a woman who ate dried meat.
hey tj! how you holding up? i know you're probably feeling pretty weird about the whole nick robinson scandal thing. you don't need to reply to this if it makes you uncomfortable, i just wanted to let you know that i love and support you and i hope you're doing alright <3
Hey there anon <3 I’m doing pretty alright! Just keeping busy and trying to stay afloat.
Yeah you’re definitely right that I’m feeling weird about the whole situation, especially given how much respect and admiration I had for him, and given the fact that he’s pretty much the reason anyone knows who I am.
I was seriously so grateful that he interviewed me and cared about my dinky lil food game, that interview did so much for me. It just sucks that, at the moment, I can’t look back at it quite the same.
I’ve been reluctant to say anything because I didn’t feel like I had the full story (and I don’t know if I ever will), but I also don’t wanna act like nothing’s happening, especially given how he’s pretty much a part of my story now. So I guess all I can say is, I’m quite disappointed in his alleged behavior, and I wish games and games journalism was a more comfortable place for women to be. My sympathy goes to anyone who might have been hurt by his actions, and I hope he takes proper responsibility for what he’s done and grows from it.
I’m not gonna send any ad hominem insults his way and I don’t encourage anyone to because that really doesn’t help; Instead I think a better thing to do would be encourage folks to call out when they think a person in a position of power is abusing said power. Anyways, I’m sad that he’s leaving Polygon but given the circumstances, I guess it had to happen.
Thank you for checking up on me, anon! Your love and support means a lot 💖