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!”

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

Goodnight Sweet Prince, Lionhead Studios Closes its Doors

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in May, 2016* I remember getting my first non-Nintendo console back in 2002. It was the bulky black original Xbox. That monstrosity of machines was one part door stop, one part home defense blunt weapon, and one part rad gaming machine. The two games I got … Continue reading Goodnight Sweet Prince, Lionhead Studios Closes its Doors