self-promotion, holidays, buying stuff
if you're still looking for a gift for someone, consider Rewordable http://rewordable.com/shop/ a word game I helped design. it is fun and was among the winners of a Parents Choice Gold Award this year, so it has those bona fides that many potential gift recipients crave, probably. you can buy it at the bad online store or if you're in the US, there's a good chance that it's available at a local retailer. thanks!
I enjoy reading the TV Tropes pages for my own work... I know others don't like the negative connotation around finding "tropes" in their writing, but for me it's a wonder to see evidence that someone actually paid attention [EXAPUNKS spoilers] https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/EXAPUNKS
Assistant Professor of Computational Media at UC Santa Cruz, directing the Design Reasoning Lab. AI in the game design process, generative stuff, you know.
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