Trigger Warning! – Depression and the RPG Grind

[“Trigger Warning” – is a piece dedicated to showcasing video games which focus on mental disorders as well as emotional and psychological trauma. It is my hope as a lifelong gamer and sufferer of various psychological disorders to combine my greatest passion with my greatest weakness to benefit the gaming community at large. These pieces … Continue reading Trigger Warning! – Depression and the RPG Grind

If You’re a Struggling 18 to 20-Something Millennial, You Need to Play Night in the Woods

Thinking back to 2014, I can recall how “ready” I as for the world. Having just graduated college and working on a Master’s degree, my academic education was in full force. I had a humble job I biked to every day to help pay for an impending wedding the coming year. I had so much … Continue reading If You’re a Struggling 18 to 20-Something Millennial, You Need to Play Night in the Woods

Introducing “Therapy Thursdays” and “Talk about it Tuesdays!”

Greetings all! Bit of an update going forward for my streaming content! So I've been trying to figure out a way to speak about my personal experiences with mental illness while still providing you all with quality content. So I've come up with a nifty idea! Introducing "Talking about it Tuesdays" and "Therapy Thursday"! During … Continue reading Introducing “Therapy Thursdays” and “Talk about it Tuesdays!”

Trigger Warning! Silent Hill 2 – Angela Orosco and the Long Term Effects of Abuse

[“Trigger Warning” – is a piece dedicated to showcasing video games which focus on mental disorders as well as emotional and psychological trauma. It is my hope as a lifelong gamer and sufferer of various psychological disorders to combine my greatest passion with my greatest weakness to benefit the gaming community at large. These pieces … Continue reading Trigger Warning! Silent Hill 2 – Angela Orosco and the Long Term Effects of Abuse

A Hello From 0ptimystic!

Welcome to my website! A humble, cobbled together collection of articles I wrote over the last two years and the future home of all my efforts to be a content creator. Over the last two years I've been writing for a website called The Game Bolt. I wrote reviews, editorials, preview pieces, and most importantly, "Trigger Warning!" a series I dedicated to using video games as a way to cope with and understand mental illness and trauma. It was from "Trigger Warning!" that I gained my current platform as a nerd who advocates for mental illness awareness and seeks to end the stigma behind.

Metal Gear Survive and Konami’s Continued IP Abuse

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in August, 2016* Now, I’m not saying Konami is dead in the water. However, I will say that they have no clue what their established audience wants anymore and they don’t seem to care. At Gamescom 2016, Konami put out a trailer for the newest Metal … Continue reading Metal Gear Survive and Konami’s Continued IP Abuse

Pokemon Go is Doing Authentic ‘Good’ in the World, and that’s a Beautiful Thing

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in July, 2016* If you have eyes, ears, and a stable connection to any sort of news or social media then you’ve definitely been inundated with Pokemon Go over the previous weeks. The success of the app is undeniable. In the few short weeks it’s been … Continue reading Pokemon Go is Doing Authentic ‘Good’ in the World, and that’s a Beautiful Thing

Trigger Warning! Darkest Dungeon – Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in June, 2016* [“Trigger Warning” – is a piece dedicated to showcasing video games which focus on mental disorders as well as emotional and psychological trauma. It is my hope as a lifelong gamer and sufferer of various psychological disorders to combine my greatest passion with … Continue reading Trigger Warning! Darkest Dungeon – Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back