A Fool's Reflection.

In starting this venture, I feel the need to start with some form of introduction. I like to consider myself a form of modern fool, which needs extrapolation through definition. While I do believe myself to be “one who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding” I believe most everyone is. I feel stating this is important to know that what I write is merely opinion. It is not an authoritative source. The definitions that I try to more appropriately live by when it comes to declaration of my fool tendencies are as follows:

  1. A person with a talent or enthusiasm for a certain activity.

  2. A member of a royal or noble household who provided entertainment, as with jokes or antics; a jester.

  3. One who subverts convention or orthodoxy or varies from social conformity in order to reveal spiritual or moral truth.

Primarily the enthusiasm that will be explored most frequently here is that of video games. However, it's impossible to divorce any opinion about art from political implications when the aspects arise. There may also be occasional musings on other art forms, particularly music and movies, things of which I am also passionate about and find myself with words to explain my feelings.

There is not much to extrapolate on the secondary definition. While I am not a member of a royal or noble household, I do find myself particularly drawn to the visual representations of a jester, or harlequin, or however you wish to describe that style of garb.

As for the third definition, that's almost the primary purpose of me having an exceptional need to write. I am tired of the commonplace conversations surrounding games. The conventional wisdom that permeates and spreads, repeated so often it becomes considered fact. It is trite, devoid of thought, and warrants further examination.

Which, of course, brings us to the choice of the word reflection. After all, I am not interested in holding up a mirror to myself, that is not the reflection we are discussing. Instead we are going for “serious thinking, careful consideration”, and the opinions that such musing brings about.

I cannot promise any of this will be well written, but I do hope that my continued exercises in writing develops the skill. Regardless, I welcome you to this journey.