Author Archives: ValeryNorth

About ValeryNorth

I overthink everything.

Erangel 2.0 PUBG headcanon

So last year I wrote a piece about the headcanon I derived for the scenarios presented in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (universally referred to as PUBG). In a recent update to the game, the developers completely reworked the original map (Erangel) and … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Turing Test – philosophy and puzzles in space!

Yesterday, I finished playing through a video game by Square Enix called The Turing Test. While the game is themed around topics to which the famous idea by Alan Turing is directly relevant, the Turing in the title is not … Continue reading

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STORY: Pleasure and Loyalty Protocols

CONTENT NOTE: The following story was written for a “no sex” tag challenge on another site; nevertheless, it involves nonconsent (and the acronym R.A.P.E. for the “bad guys”) and mind control themes which may be troubling for some readers. STR-2.03 … Continue reading

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Inform 7: Problems with Queer representation

So on Monday in my “creativity update” post I mentioned that Inform 7 has one or two “problematic” aspects to its structure and promised to write a post midweek about what I was finding I had concerns about. The most … Continue reading

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Weekly Creative Update (slightly late) 13-07-19

So over the weekend I had a bit of a crisis that kept my mind occupied, so I forgot to let you know what I’d been doing in the week. So this update is slightly late. (The crisis is now … Continue reading

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Weekly Creative Update 6-7-2019: Back to Storytime!

This week has been pretty good in terms of achievements, and in terms of acquiring new objectives and opportunities. The main triumph is that I have managed to build a fairly versatile line-of-sight system in Stencyl, which I can use … Continue reading

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Weekly creative update 29-06-19 – Video Games Galore!

This week it has all been about video games. The main news is taht I have all-but finished building my “turret-based” faux-FPS game in Stencyl. Long hours groaning and muttering “But WHY are you doing that?!” at the test game … Continue reading

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Weekly creative update 22-06-19

In the last week I have mostly been focussed o getting my selfbuild PC completed. This involved more extra parts than I realised it would at first, but they did all get here and I finished the build yesterday and … Continue reading

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Weekly(?) Creative Update 15-06-19

Here’s a quick update on my creative endeavours over the last week or two. I will try to make this a regular weekly update (even if it gets repetitive) just as a way to remind myself to blog more often … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Cambridge Pride

On Saturday, I went to the Cambridge Pride event, which was not really a parade, it had more of a village fete vibe to it when I was there. The weather was horrible and wet, but there were still plenty … Continue reading

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