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Carly Smith
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Attended Ithaca College
Lives in Mount Vernon, NY
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The Way of the Sword
(Originally written as a part of the Narrative Journalism class at Ithaca College, fall 2012. Available here as work preservation.) The room is silent. It is bare, brightly lit, hot, and
smells of salt. The students inside are dressed for battle, clad as sa...
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2014: A Year in Review
2014 sucked. I don't really have any nice way of putting it. 2014 has honestly been the worst year of my life, and my proudest accomplishment is surviving through it mentally and emotionally. Between my mom's death and GamerGate , this year has been my wors...
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We're all tired - Games, News, Ethics, and Being A Woman
I've been wondering how to talk about this for the past two weeks. Here's a summation: An independent game developer has been on the receiving end of harassment after a blog written by her ex-boyfriend addressed their personal life. Out of this came an atta...
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Why I Stopped Worrying And Learned to Love E3
I couldn't sleep the night before I left for Los Angeles. I doubt a lot of people working E3 are able to sleep well the nights before the huge event. A few nights before I even dreamed about missing my flight. Another dream involved me botching a story and ...
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I Want To Feel Important
It'd be an understatement to say 2014 has been a downer for me. In January and February, I felt myself stagnating. In March, my mom died. In April, I got rejected from a job I had pursued with all of my (remaining) energy. In May, things have settled into a...
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A Letter From Mom
Loss becomes easier to bear with time, but it also becomes more apparent, or so I was told after my mom passed away. They said it'll be weird not having her present for my major life events up ahead, whether that be marriage, kids, or career goals. That won...
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Second-hand Embarrassment, High School, and Life is Strange's Max Caulfield
In my junior year high school yearbook, I scribbled over the faces of a few people with whom I was in a feud. So few people have seen this yearbook because I was so embarrassed about my behavior that I threw it out halfway through senior year. High school w...
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On GamerGate
Note: I had drafted this piece for publication to be alongside that of my colleagues; however, they couldn't make it to publication. Because this is important, I want to post it here. I wanted to do it sooner while doing the "will they or won't they?" dance...
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Hamatora Review: Some Thriller, A Whole Lot of Filler
As a visual medium, anime (and really any TV show or movie, animated or live-action) should be appealing to the eye. Our first impression is what we see. What I saw in Hamatora  was really bright colors. Really bright colors.  Unfortunately, when a show is ...
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Highway to Hell
An elderly woman crashed her car into mine as she backed out of a driveway, and I went without a car for 35 days. It was the longest I haven't been behind the wheel since I got my own car two years ago. Previously, the longest I hadn't been behind a wheel w...
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Kill la Kill: Empowerment vs. Exploitation
(This post discusses sensitive material, such as sexual violence.) Since Kill la Kill began airing, people have been asking the question, "Is this anime feminist, or is it sexist?" And most of all, "Is it good for women?" Being able to succinctly answer a q...
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Journey and The Multiplayer Co-op
I don't often play games with others, and I very rarely play games with people I don't know -- especially if it's online. After hearing so many horror stories about the vile things people say in Grand Theft Auto Online  or Call of Duty  and other similar mo...
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Occupation
Writer, Copy Editor
Skills
Writing, interviewing, editing
Employment
  • xyHt
    Proofreader/Web Administrator, 2011 - present
  • the Escapist
    Writer, 2013 - 2015
  • Ithaca College Dining Services
    Barista, 2011 - 2011
  • Ithaca College Dining Services
    Bakery assistant, 2009 - 2011
  • Borders Group
    Cafe Seller, 2011 - 2011
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
    Server, 2007 - 2010
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Currently
Mount Vernon, NY
Previously
Ithaca, NY - Frederick, MD
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Tagline
Video Game Journalist Who Really Likes Cats
Introduction
I'm a journalist with a passion for video games and news -- also a huge love for cats and Orwellian literature.
Bragging rights
I can probably beat you at Super Smash Bros.
Education
  • Ithaca College
    Journalism, 2009 - 2013
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Gender
Female