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I can't wait for No Man's Sky again!

I bought No Man's Sky when it was initially released and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was, for me, exactly what it was advertised to be: a relaxing, chill space exploration game across an impossibly vast galaxy.  I collected materials, salvaged ships, hunted for alien relics, and hopped from planet-to-planet cataloging (and sometimes naming) all the flora and fauna I encountered.  I made up little stories for my "character" as they focused on translating alien languages, and generally had a g...

On the Matter of Practice

I've recently taken up competitive shooting as a hobby, and it's left me thinking a lot about what it means to practice. In art and other creative type things, practice usually means “doing the thing a lot.” You make lots of art. Draw lots of things. Make lots of paintings. You get good by doing. But drawing all the time isn't necessarily “practice,” now is it? Practice is studying with your hands. It is a critical and often methodical examination of an activity combined with the repe...