Trigger Warning! Papo and Yo – Breaking the Chain 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! Papo and Yo – Breaking the Chain of Abuse

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

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.

Trigger Warning! – Undertale: Love, Hope, and Compassion

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in December, 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! – Undertale: Love, Hope, and Compassion

Trigger Warning: Brothers A Tale of Two Sons- Coping with Death

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in November, 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: Brothers A Tale of Two Sons- Coping with Death

Trigger Warning! Ether One – The Demon that is Dementia

*This article was originally published on The Game Bolt in August, 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! Ether One – The Demon that is Dementia

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

Trigger Warning! The Beginner’s Guide – The Maze of a Mentally Ill Mind

[“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! The Beginner’s Guide – The Maze of a Mentally Ill Mind

Trigger Warning! Gone Home – The Silent Struggle of Sexual* Identity

*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in October, 2015* *The original title of this read "Gender" identity but after a good friend brought it to my attention that my article focused more on sexuality I amended this as such [“Trigger Warning” – is a piece dedicated to showcasing video games which focus … Continue reading Trigger Warning! Gone Home – The Silent Struggle of Sexual* Identity