The very cool JR Handley, shared this on Facebook the other day.
Little did he know, just how much of a pick-me-up I needed.
I have been really struggling with writing lately, with it feeling more like a chore, than a pleasure. My fear of failure has basically brought my book to a complete standstill. I haven’t touched it for a while, contrary to the impression that I may have given.
Leave it to none other than the amazing Peter Dinklage to remind me that success can only come when you are willing to try and risk failing.
And if you fail? Then next time, FAIL BETTER.
This video is part of a commencement speech that he gave in 2012 at Bennington College, his alma mater.
Thanks Peter, and thanks JR. 🙂
The YouTube video below is his speech in its entirety. It’s worth checking out.
My friend Dave shared an article yesterday, about the history of D & D and the influential women who helped shape this cornerstone of geekdom. I was a D & D gamer, as well as other RPGs such as Shadowrunand LARPs like Vampire: The Masquerade
Written by Cecilia D’Anastasio for Kotaku.com, it talks about the early days of D & D, when the idea of women creating and developing RPGs clashed with the “boys only” culture of the time.
I was into this part of the geek culture at a time when “girls just didn’t game” (yeah, whatever). There is so much in this article that I could relate to, and honestly, I never knew the history of the women who worked so hard to make their mark.