Just dropping a link in here. My piece on Aspergers and Videogames was written about in Crit Distances blogs of the round table.
This isn’t anything special, they write a few words about everything that is submitted, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still immensely proud.
One of the other writers to personalize and balance the idea of catharsis is Jake Tucker on Indie Haven. Tucker discusses how videogames provided a cathartic outlet that helped him deal with Asperger’s syndrome while also evincing how that same catharsis, without moderation, resembles addiction. “I wanted to write an entirely uplifting blog post, but there’s two sides to the story. Catharsis is defined as the purification and purgation of emotions. Sometimes this catharsis can do more harm than good.”