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I get so angry when people assume video games are just a hobby or a time killing element of pop culture.
video games are an interactive form of media that could be used for learning, exploring, teaching, experiencing, etc. it has this whole untapped potential that will probably never be fully taken advantage of because they carry the stigma that they are reserved for snapback wearing, energy drink consuming teenage boys with too much time on their hands. I know more about the countless video game worlds I’ve visited than I do the real world. if I had been given the opportunity to experience the things I was taught in school the way I experience the world of an RPG, learning would have been so engaging while being effortless and fun.
it’s the 21st century. why are we teaching children using age old techniques when we could be adjusting to the way of life these kids have developed and helping them learn and grow using a media they are comfortable and familiar with?

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Books! For sale! 

I may need to replace the tires on my car (I’m on my second warning) and that might cost more than I can afford right now. Since book sales are my primary form of income since losing my other job a few months ago, I would really appreciate the extra exposure that comes with a reblog if none of my books look interesting to you! Thank you! :D

Flower Buds - 23k, Short Stories

Description: Thirty short stories. Genres, POV, and characters all vary (Examples: Cabin Boy saves ship captain, Boy sells his soul for candy, ghost destroys girl’s homework, etc.). Story lengths range from 500 words to 1500 words.

$0.99 Digital EditionsKindle * iBooks * Nook * KoboGumroad  

Man On The Other End - 38k, Humor/Crime

Description: Shy computer tech is kidnapped by a guard-dog like hitman out for revenge on the folks who wrote a piece of malware that ripped him off.

$2.99 Digital EditionsKindle * Kobo * Nook * iBooksGumroad

$8.99 Print EditionsCreatespace * Amazon

The Smoker’s Source - 26k Friendship/Drama

Description: A far too friendly guard and his favorite sarcastic inmate team up with friends to survive a bloody prison riot.

$2.99 Digital Editions: Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iBooks * Gumroad

$7.99 Print Editions: Createspace * Amazon

Children of Hephaestus - 128k Horror/Sci-Fi

Description: Android children attempt to win over their surrogate parents while the lab is brought to it’s knees all around them by a serial killer.

$3.99 Digital Editions: Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iBooks * Gumroad

$14.99 Print Editions: Createspace * Amazon

Oh! And I also write short stories (the Flower Buds collection that’s above) that are posted to my Patreon once a week if you donate at least $5 a month! :D And I’m on Goodreads if you’d like to check out my books there and read/leave a review!

Thank you so much! :D

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“It is awful to contemplate this sort of life, in which one would always be forced into motion by a variety of mysterious and powerful forces, never staying anywhere for long, never finding a safe place one could call home, never able to turn the tables for very long, just as the Baudelaire orphans found it awful to contemplate their own lives […] just when it seemed they might break out of the tedious cycle of unfortunate events in which they found themselves trapped.” (A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2004)

But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.
—  Mitch Albom, For One More Day

“Here’s what I know about Dean Winchester”