I haven’t had a flare-up this bad in a long time.
I don’t really talk much about the fibromyalgia, I’m shy about it and always worry that talking about it will come across the wrong way, like I’m farming sympathy or something. But Adriel thought maybe I should, on the off chance that someone might stumble along who has it and doesn’t know it and might read about it and think “holy crap that sounds like me, maybe I’m not crazy afterall!” So…here goes!
Continue reading On Fibromyalgia
Once upon a time there was a little game designer, and every day she went to sleep early because she was a very sleepy person and that’s when she got her best work done anyway. She would fill up a big glass of water and set it next to the bed so that when she woke up in the middle of the night with the dread-thirst, she could drink the glass and return to her work (sleep).
But one day, some blustery wind and a neighbor’s dance party threw her sleep schedule into tatters and shambles, or perhaps shatters and tambles. She worked very hard to get it back in line, but still had some rough problems with waking up at the wrong times in the night.
The little game designer woke up one night with the dread-thirst at a very unusual time, earlier than usual, but when she reached over for her glass of water, she paused. Her cat was sitting there on the bedside table, watching her intently. The little game designer blinked, puzzled, since normally the cat was to be found at the foot of the bed.
Then, casually, as though this was perfectly routine, her cat leaned over and began drinking out of her glass of water. A long, thirsty drink. He licked his lips and walked back onto the bed, curling up to sleep. Very casual. As though this was a perfectly normal order of events for him.
And nothing was ever the same after that.
I have a bunch of image files that are scans of drawings I did as a child. I’ve had the scans for ages, but I always forget I have them, and then rummage through my old files and find them and am delighted. I’ve probably even made a blog post on them in the past, but can’t dig it up at the moment, so let’s go through them, shall we?
Continue reading Lisa’s Childhood Drawings
Disclaimer: this post was written very late at night when the portal to subconscious Lisa brain was open. Sometimes weird, emotional stuff comes out when that happens.
I think it was my senior year of high school, and I was sitting on a swing in the park next to my friend, Nicole, while she explained her philosophy on categorization of love. Not romantic love, as you may expect high school girls to talk about, but love of people in general, of friendship and acquaintances.
Continue reading Dog and Cat Phases – A Personal Post
I’ve been playing lots of Ludum Dare games! If you’d like to play the game I made with Will, you can do so here. Meanwhile, here are a few of my favorites so far, so be sure to play them! The theme for what wins my heart seems to be very mechanics-focused in most cases, but that’s not surprising.
Continue reading Favorite Ludum 29 Dare Games: Part 1
A game design student asks “Do you have a favorite area/subject of game design?”
In the past I’d probably be quick to respond “all areas all the time all the knowledge omnomnomnom!” But after doing this for around 5 years, I have to admit I’ve developed my preferences. Or perhaps I’ve just developed a way to articulate my preferences.
Continue reading Lisa’s Favorite Areas of Design