Sunday, August 30, 2015

Information about the Gaming Blog site

So this has been on hold for a while. There is still the intent to start another blog site focused on gaming though circumstances kept us from launching when I expected. However, we are still accepting applications through our google form if you are interested in joining the writing team. Here is some information about our policies and goals

About Reasonable Gaming

E3 2015 gave a glimpse into a nasty part of the gaming community. Combined with the recent Gamergate scandals and so on, there is a need for a sanctuary for "Reasonable Gamers." This blog will not be relaying gaming news but rather opinions and game reviews. The goal is to encourage proper discourse in conveying our likes and disappointments. As such, the policies center around these ideas.


  • As we are not an official organization and will not be represented at conventions, you are free to be anonymous, meaning you can write under a penname
  • Improper language is not tolerated. If you include bad language or swearing, they will be edited or removed.
  • Comments will begin as slightly moderated to ensure no spamming of offensive material
  • As much as we prefer good writing, it is not a requirement
  • We do value integrity in your posts. Please only share what you have written
  • Do not use this site as a means to promoting controversial ideals. This site is so that all gamers can find some peace and interesting ideas instead of being preached. The mainstream sites like IGN and Kotaku do enough of the latter.
  • Currently no plans to monetize anything on this blog. If the idea comes up, it will require a majority
  • All writers are seen as volunteers and so any dismissal will be notified before termination and given the reasoning for termination.
  • Men and Women are equal and anything that promotes the objectification of one or the other may result in termination
  • Staff should also treat each other with respect. Failure to do so may also be grounds for termination
  • You maintain the rights to the content you write. If you want to share it on other sites and blogs, go ahead. We would appreciate a share link to this site though


  • Mission Statement: Encourage proper discourse in conveying our likes and disappointments
  • Gaming should be a pleasant experience and opinions should revolve around ideals of enjoyment
  • Nothing Controversial or too political in order that this site may stay a sanctuary to those just interested in gaming
  • No console war garbage
  • No harassment of other gamers
  • No harassment of the staff

If you would like to join the staff, fill out the following google form. Note that you will need a Google account in order to write for us since this is through Blogger.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Idealogy Compatibility Test

To the politically minded,

    Sometimes I feel like many people haven't thought much about their ideals but just adopt them because "they sound good." In their true nature, they probably are good but oftentimes they are twisted or not properly taught and so people use them in ways that actually act against them. Here, I will give a list about some of these Ideals and discuss them.

Censorship: What this means is the ability to effectively control what someone else will see. People tend to think of this as a violation of Free Speech, which it certainly can. On the other hand, if you don't allow for any censorship, then you forfeit any right for arguing against anyone using profanity or hate speech. The ideal of proper censorship is that it encourages good things, especially for children as they are in their formative years, while also limiting offensive or distracting material. Hence, censorship is not evil in itself but can be used for evil.
     Consider this analogy for censorship. Your child is a plant in your garden. As it is your garden, you have the full right and duty to determine how it is raised. You can ask for assistance and pay a gardener or you can let anyone do whatever. If you leave the plant unattended and free for anyone to dump whatever they think is good, you will undoubtedly get something toxic that will kill the plant, undoing all the good stuff people and you put in to help raise it. A plant requires a lot of good water an nutrition, but it only takes some bad water to kill it. Another thing about censorship is that it can take bad water and filter out all of the bad stuff so the plant only receives what is good.

Free Speech: This comes under fire a lot due to hate speech, profanity, and art. Something to consider is the thought behind Free Speech or rather Freedom of the Press. First off, not everyone has a right to know everything otherwise we would have to give away our Intellectual Properties, Defense secrets, as well as social security and privacy information to our enemies and the world. The idea for Freedom of Press is that the government cannot force the press to publish lies. So when the media does publish lies on their own, especially with rumors, that is a violation of the nature of that freedom. I would argue further that the construing of words from people to incite rage where there shouldn't be is also a violation (such as done with headlines concerning Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' recent dissent).
    Speaking of the dissent, that is the proper ideal of Free Speech. Free Speech is meant for people to speak their mind freely to bring up their concerns and ideas for action. All efforts to suppress such expression (such as by labeling it "hate" when it isn't, or construing a headline to make it appear negative) is an evil practice of censorship. This is because the true motivation is not really the care of the people, but that the people agree with you, even though you may be wrong. Free Speech is to allow other people to express their ideas in an environment so that people may reason if they are good or not. People have a right to express their concerns as that is how we learn what is important to them and how even if our goal is good, the method toward getting there is evil.

Summary: Proper practice of Censorship and Free Speech are compatible, but only if you live up to the ideals of both. Construe either and you have a contradictory understanding.

This ends part one of my explanation of ideologies. Hopefully this helps you obtain peace in understanding how these work together. Next time maybe I'll discuss Science and Faith and hopefully that will also resolve so many misunderstandings and illogical debates.

N. D. Moharo