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Joey Thurmond

Joey Thurmond is a dragon in disguise. But other than that, he has two degrees in Communication and English. He also loves quiet rainy days with tea or coffee. Games of the shooter and survival-horror variant are his favorite, and he's a living repository of Star Wars and Bionicle lore. He has written for Game Informer, Push Square, and Tech Raptor but currently maintains his own content as a side hobby at saveasdoc.com.

The Living Force of God: Meditation as Prayer in Star Wars

In Star Wars, Qui-Gon Jinn's relationship to the Force can tell us how a selfless, meditative approach to prayer can deepen one's closeness to God.

The Last Guardian and the Fruits of Patience

Video game companions are built for immediate gratification, but The Last Guardian demonstrates the beauty and value in building upon imperfect bonds.

Why Do Furries Matter?

The furry fandom is far more than its sterotypes suggest with a diverse community rife with genuine love, humbling honesty, and deeply personal creativity.

The Price of Love in the How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy

In exploring the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, Joey Thurmond is reminded of his grandfather and the legacy he left behind: with love comes sacrifice.

How Nostalgia Helps Us—And How it Hurts Us, Too

Joey takes a look at how nostalgia can add to our lives and benefit the films, games, and shows we love—and how it can likewise be a hindrance.

Readjusting Expectations in Resident Evil 2

The inconsistent world of Resident Evil 2 reminds us that hopeful improvisation is needed in a reality clashing with our idyllic lives and goals.

The Comfort and Joy of Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

Spyro is like a childhood friend to his fans. When they came to play with him, he serves as a gateway to worlds of unadulterated whimsy.

10 Incredible Women of Gaming and Their Impact

Here are 10 women from video games who are powerful, brave, and more interesting with all of the Nathan Drakes, Adam Jensens, and Soldier 76’s littering the gaming landscape.

The Light in Dark Souls

There’s a mysterious law of human nature interfering with our assessment of right and wrong to side with sacrifice over preservation, humility over pride, or generosity over accumulation. The same is true in Dark Souls.

Embracing Defeat in Pyre

'Pyre' deconstructs our preconceived notions about winning, encouraging us to embrace defeat for the good of others.