I didn’t realise Ratchet is the embodiment of my personality and my mannerisms and I didn’t know how much he made an impact on my life until I write about him. Thanks to the Ratchet & Clank series, it taught me what it means to be a friend.
Upon reflection, I discovered that even the fictional narratives that I’ve taken up in an alternate form of self in video games has contributed to my personal narratives in positive ways.
Barbarian Link defines me by serving as a reminder that my best is enough. Even if I’ve done better before or could do better in the future.
In 1983, video game characters tended to have one, very important thing in common - there weren’t any. You see, the hero was you.
Regardless of what's happening around you, the battle for a better tomorrow is always fought inside of your own soul. Thanks to Lightning Farron, I'll never be hopelessly alone with my battle again.
Having access to the news and the internet is often a great benefit, but it can be overwhelming when we see how many people are hurting and in need of help all across the world.
Or: How Mike died (repeatedly) from Dysentery.