Tag Archives: skyrim

In Medias Res

[Author’s note: This is a follow-up to my first post on The Border House. There are many ways to transition and not all of them involve hormones.  While I want to share my journey, I don’t want my transition to be … Continue reading

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TransMovement: Freedom and Constraint in Queer and Open World Games

Samantha Allen is a transgender woman, an ex-Mormon and a PhD student in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University writing a dissertation on sexual fetishism. She is also an erstwhile singer-songwriter. You can find her on the web … Continue reading

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Continue?: How Gaming Helped me Deal with Depression

The following is a guest post from Jordan Salari: Jordan Salari (or “Salari” as he’s commonly known online) has written on various mediums over the years such as cinema, television and music, but most likes to talk about (and of … Continue reading

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Sex Negativity & Skyrim

The following is a guest post from Bobby Arthur: Bobby Arthur is a freelance writer and marketing communications professional living in Toronto. He can be reached at bobby@thejuiceagency.ca and his XBLA Gamertag is WhiskerRub. Odds are there is someone in your life who … Continue reading

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The Border House Podcast – Episode 5: Our Avatars and Us

  This time around, Rawles and I talk about Skyrim, Saints Row 3, and other games that have character creators and how they relate to diversity issues in gaming. Unfortunately, I sound a little weird and there’s a few blips … Continue reading

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The strange world of Skyrim mods

I’ve never really been much of a game-modder, myself. I’ve always preferred the vanilla experience, half out of laziness, half out of not wanting anything to break my savegames. While some people love getting every ounce out of a game, … Continue reading

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To the Ends of the Earth: A Review of Elder Scrolls V- Skyrim

You could say I found my womanhood on the island of Vvardenfell. My life has been, in many ways, a master class education in the fact that games are never “just games.” You see, the setting of Elder Scrolls III: … Continue reading

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My Super LE3T Feminist E3 Review

The following is a guest post by Zaewen: Zaewen is a white, straight, cis woman and avid feminist gamer, with MMOs being her favorite genre. She has a degree in psychology, a Texas accent, and spends most of her free … Continue reading

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