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    Moments of Light: My Experience with Photography

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    by Thomas Pulsifer Photography has always been something I’ve had a passing interest in. The first photos I ever remember taking were done using my Nintendo 3DS camera in 2011. Back then, I’d mainly take photos of my toys, posing them dynamically for fun shots. Nowadays, I typically only partake in photography if something particularlyContinue reading "Moments of Light: My Experience with Photography"
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    Return of the Obra Dinn – Gaming Journal 9/12/21

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    by Thomas Pulsifer As I progress further through Return of the Obra Dinn, I continuously find myself surprised at every turn and glued to the edge of my seat. The fact that a game with this much depth has been created using nothing but still 3-D dioramas is incredibly impressive. Oftentimes, these scenes are framedContinue reading "Return of the Obra Dinn – Gaming Journal 9/12/21"
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    Zero-Day Abandonware

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    by Thomas Pulsifer My name is Molly.I met my partner through speed dating of all things.He’s transmasculine, and that isn’t an issue for me.What is an issue is that God-awful faux hawk.We’ve spent hours on FaceTime.We’ve shared in our love of crunk.But even after all my Google searches,I still can’t find a reason to tolerateContinue reading "Zero-Day Abandonware"
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    An Original Character Has Appeared!

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    by Thomas Pulsifer The Fairyfloss Kingdom is a magical place of gumdrops, unicorns, and glitter. It’s everything a little girl could ever dream of! But the princess of this kingdom, Rainbow Fairyfloss, is goth, and absolutely hates it. She’s more into black than pink. Being the princess of a fairy tale kingdom comes with aContinue reading "An Original Character Has Appeared!"
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    Digital Branches

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    Response to ‘Kurt Vonnegut on the Shape of Stories‘ and ‘The Machine is Us/ing Us’ by Michael Wesch by Thomas Pulsifer Watching Kurt Vonnegut’s lecture on how traditional stories follow very similar plot structures was entertaining, though not all that surprising. When I write, I attempt to follow the Hero’s Journey template in order toContinue reading "Digital Branches"
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    ‘Erased’ and The Ending that Needs to be Erased

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    by Thomas Pulsifer When I saw the prompt for this assignment, I was relieved; Finally, an excuse to rant about this anime. Be warned: There will be spoilers ahead. For those who have never seen it, ‘Erased‘ is an anime that follows Satoru Fujinuma, a young adult living in Japan that has the inexplicable abilityContinue reading "‘Erased’ and The Ending that Needs to be Erased"
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    Another Day, Another Blogpost

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    by Thomas Pulsifer Ever since I started meditating a few years back, I’ve found myself gaining a much greater appreciation for nature’s beauty. I try to meditate about 40 minutes every day, and I encourage anyone reading this to do so as well! While the sights of the outside world are certainly lovely, the thingContinue reading "Another Day, Another Blogpost"
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    A Blocky Cabin by the Virtual Sea: Back to Basics!

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    by Thomas Pulsifer The number of assignments to choose from in the Assignment Bank is pretty overwhelming, but when I saw Jonah Helbling’s assignment to build a house in Minecraft, I couldn’t resist. Minecraft is easily my favorite game, and my favorite part of Minecraft is building. So, after spending some quality time in SurvivalContinue reading "A Blocky Cabin by the Virtual Sea: Back to Basics!"
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    Reflection upon Creation: Daily Creates for the Week of 9/3/2021

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    8/30: One Word Review: Artificial Intelligence Art For our first Daily Creates assignment of the week, we were tasked with choosing a painting generated by artificial intelligence and review it with a single word. The painting I chose was “Brand New Star,” a painting by the T34MW@RK AI. This painting stood out to me becauseContinue reading "Reflection upon Creation: Daily Creates for the Week of 9/3/2021"
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    Return of the Obra Dinn – Gaming Journal 9/2/21

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    by Thomas Pulsifer Being a huge fan of ‘Papers, Please,’ I’d been looking forward to eventually getting around to playing ‘Return of the Obra Dinn.’ Now, thanks to my Games & Culture class, I have the perfect excuse! The first thing I notice about Obra Dinn is that the graphics are extremely minimalist, which, I’dContinue reading "Return of the Obra Dinn – Gaming Journal 9/2/21"

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