I'm Gaby; I write, consume and dissect stories. My primary interests include speculative fiction, kyriarchal theory, and game design.
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation (3DS)
Final Fantasy X (PC)
Tag Archives: romance
Putting this here for the sake of maintaining a portfolio: my first big feature on another site came out today. It’s an essay about the dating sim Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side, published over at ZEAL, which is easily one of my favourite sources for interesting writing. I’m really proud … Continue reading
Most of what’s been written about infamous pigeon-dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend deals with the fundamental bait-and-switch of the game’s entire premise, namely the way in which it establishes itself as a jokey romance game and ultimately winds up as more of … Continue reading
“Romance in games is inherently transactional,” a friend told me once, “but isn’t everything? It’s just a limitation of the format.” That was six months ago, and I’ve been mulling it over since. As optimistic as it might seem, I … Continue reading