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A Lifetime on Parole – Blackness in America

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January 21, 2015 • Blog, Featured, Race

I am one of the good ones. This could never happen to me. This is the lie I tell myself. I’ve been on parole my whole life for a crime I committed at birth: being black. Growing up in a mixed-race household, I was fuzzy on the concept of race. My dad was pink in… Read More ›

Race »

A Lifetime on Parole – Blackness in America

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I am one of the good ones. This could never happen to me. This is the lie I tell myself. I’ve been on parole my whole life for a crime I committed at birth: being black. Growing up in a mixed-race household, I was fuzzy on the concept of race. My dad was pink in… Read More ›

Self-Improvement »

New Year’s Resolutions – 2015 Edition

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2014 was a tumultuous year for me, with some of my lowest lows and most stressful workloads, but also my greatest achievements. Going into 2015, the most important lesson I can learn is not to put too much on my plate, and to choose a handful things to excel at, rather than try and do… Read More ›

Creative Design »

Gender Representation in League of Legends

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It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to just pick a topic and riff off of it, but now that I’ve got almost 10 days until the next LCS game, I’ve decided to hit on a few topics I’ve had on the backburner. The first is the different representation of male and female champions… Read More ›

Game Design »

Don’t sensationalize like Gamasutra, freelancer says

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To hear Teut Weidemann, the consultant featured in this recent article by Leigh Alexander on Gamasutra, Riot Games is a dynastic game with a stagnant and inefficient model that only works thanks to the size of their game, League of Legends. This conclusion ignores the history, goals, and success of the company, while simultaneously relying… Read More ›

Theorycrafting »

2014 World Championship Meta: Top Lane

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Top lane has one of the most regimented metas, with a power 3 almost always being clearly identified, and with those 3 almost always filling similar roles or forming a triangle of counters. Season 3 Worlds: Renekton / Jax / Shen Early Spring Season 4: tanks – Renekton / Shyvana / Dr. Mundo (with Trundle… Read More ›

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