October is the month for all ghouls, ghosts, and haunts of all kinds, so naturally we here at Sidequest wanted to talk about our favorite spiritual apparitions in-depth. Or perhaps, given the season, we want to talk about them in-death (cue echoing maniacal laughter from an unseen source). Join us in this paranormal conversation—share your favorite spirits and poltergeists in the comments! (more…)
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.
I have written before about how I’m a picky gamer and pretty much only want to play visual novels myself (although I will watch other people play games). I’m glad I found three short games in the giant game bundle for racial justice equality that interested me, but I also found something I didn’t expect—a long game that I enjoyed! (For me, a “long” game is a game that takes more than an hour.) It fit all my requirements: no difficult controls or mechanics, but lots of story and character development. Throw in little tidbits of lore about the ghost world and hell and a motley crew of characters with sweet, scary, complex stories, and you’ve got my perfect game: Speed Dating for Ghosts.
Content warning for light/stylized depictions of mouth and eye trauma, as well as brief discussion of prolonged bleeding, at the end of the piece.
Alenka Figa is a queer librarian obsessed with D&D podcasts that have solid queer rep. They frequently tweet about them @alenkafiga. Catch their reviews of zines and indie comics over at Women Write About Comics.
Mid-September doesn’t just mark a change in seasons, leaf colors, and Starbucks orders: it also means #BiWeek, a celebration of bisexuality and bi+ sexualities! This year, the Sidequest team decided to consider bisexuality in video games. (more…)
Zainabb Hull is an editor at Sidequest, a writer and organiser, and sort-of artist. They’re also a trans, queer, and disabled brown femme. They occasionally chost on Cohost.