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Steve Mallory
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Academic and Games Researcher
Academic and Games Researcher

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On Academics
I've been messing around on Academia.edu. For those that are unaware, it is a repository for academics to interact with each other, post papers, and generally serve as a virtual nexus for academic thought on nearly every academic subject imaginable. How coo...
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On Firefly/Serenity
So, I was one of the many who came to the Firefly / Serenity party late. It came and went when I was working on my associate's degree.  To save money, my roommate and I paid for cable internet but no TV. We were cable cutters before it became a thing. As a ...
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On Summer
I'm not a fan of summer. Since leaving Delaware at the ripe age of 10, summers have meant oppressive texas heat and lawn work in said heat. And some 25 years later, summer still means oppressive texas heat and lawn work in said heat. During the summer, I've...
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On The end of a Semester
Well, the winter break and associated holidays are upon us all. This will be my last spring semester working on my Masters with the goal of moving on into the Ph.D. program in Arts and Technology at the University of Texas-Dallas. The idea of going elsewher...
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On Writing
I really need to write more often. Which is an odd thing to say as a grad student.  I'm finishing out what should be the last fall semester of my Masters Degree and the last fall before I begin my PhD.  I'm working on a class where I'm putting together an a...
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On Kerbal
For my game studies class this past semester, I spent a lot of time with Kerbal Space Program . I really enjoyed this game from a very early time, though, I'll be the first to admit that rocket science is something that I actually know very little about.  I...
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Lunch with my little man
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On Critics
Well, another day, another complete misunderstanding as to the role of a critic within the cultural context. As usual, this spins from Anita Sarkeesian.  In this case, from her inclusion on the Time 100 Most Influential list . Most of the comments I've read...
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On Pain
I've been estranged from by Father for 5 years now, give or take a few months. I decided to break contact for a variety of reasons.  These reasons boiled down to the influence of my step-mother on my father.  My father felt that he had to make a choice betw...
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On Spock
I'm a bit behind.  So, here we go... Farewell, Ambassador. So, I'd like to write a bit about the passing of a Science Fiction icon, as Leonard Nimoy has passed.  I have a long time love affair with Star Trek.  The universe of Star Trek is hopeful, even in t...
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