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Borderlands 3!

If you've ever talked to me about videogames, odds are high that I've mentioned Borderlands AKA probably my favorite franchise of all time. To say that I'm a little excited about the recent gameplay reveal they did for Borderlands 3, which doesn't come out for another FOUR MONTHS, is probably an understatement.
I'm probably not going to talk about any of the new features in Borderlands 3 in this post, because there are probably better places you can go to read that, and it's not my silly blog for ranting is a news site. Instead, I wanted to summarize the various games so far, and explain the weird niche that the series fills in the gaming world.
Way back in the primitive and uncultured year of 2009 the first Borderlands game came out, and it was good. If you're unfamiliar with the series, the easiest way to sum it up is that it's Diablo, with guns instead of swords. You pick one of four characters (at least to start, the later games started adding two a…

In Which I Decide My "Social Anxiety" Is Actually Low Self-Esteem

Time to exercise some more naval gazing!

I often tell people that I have a small amount of social anxiety. I often dread going to group functions, and will agonize over whether or not I'll actually go up until the moment I actually arrive. I have shown up, and just turned around and gone home before actually finding parking, although that's a pretty rare and extreme occurrence.

When I tell people about this, they often have the response: "Well, you don't seem anxious". Thank you, but that's not really the point. It's almost like they associate social anxiety with social awkwardness. I'm sure there is quite a lot of crossover there, that's really not my issue. I don't end up with panic attacks, or lock up in front of people, I just really have to push myself to make it out on a given night.

For some reason I've been thinking about impostor syndrome a lot lately. My understanding of this is that it's a feeling that you don't deserve …