About the site

Everything is bad for you (a name that doesn’t have much to do with the subject of this site, or much to do with anything at all) has been running since August of 2013.  As of this writing, it’s five years old and change.  The site’s main focus is video/PC games and related media.

About the author

I’m a licensed attorney, but I still make time to write about video games and video game music. You have to stay sane somehow, especially in this profession.

I also have several years of experience as a freelance writer in the fields of law, history, and travel, and I’ve produced copy on occasion for small business sites. I continue to freelance on the side because you never know what might happen. The practice of law isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

EIAQ (extremely infrequently asked questions)

Can I hire you to file a lawsuit/represent me in court?

No. I’m only barred in one state, so odds are I can’t help you anyway, and I’m busy enough with legal work at the moment that I’m not in a position to take on my own clients.

Can I hire you as a freelance writer?

Yes! Even though I just said I’m busy with legal work, I am available to work on short-term writing projects. I prefer to remain more or less anonymous, but as long as that’s not a problem, please feel free to send me an email at sonata_no1 at hotmail dot com if you have any interest in my writing. My inbox is constantly flooded with crap, though, so if you want a much faster response, you can send me a DM on Twitter @sonata_no1.

Also, I know I swear up a storm on this site sometimes, but I won’t on yours — at least not unless you specifically ask for that. I’m flexible.

How about making a guest post on my blog?

Depending on the subject matter, sure, I’m open to that. Just send me an email/DM and we’ll talk.

What’s with that stupid rating system you’re using?  Why did you praise [fill in the blank] game/album/whatever and give it a 6?

The short answer is that it’s a score out of 7 that I stole from the IB grading system I grew up with.  The long answer is contained here.  I don’t assign scores anymore, though, so that page is only for works I scored back around 2018/2019 when I was trying that system out and before I decided to go back to a purely qualitative approach.

I read a few of your posts, and you seem to be angry and/or depressed.

That’s not a question, but yeah. At times, I use this site to vent. I’m generally not a happy person. If you know a fix to that that doesn’t come with a lot of side effects, please let me know about it (as long as that fix isn’t “Join my religion!” or something like that – if it is, then don’t bother.)

2 thoughts on “About

    • No problem; I just wanted to put up sites that I thought would be interesting for visitors to link to. I believe I found your blog when I was looking around for stuff about Antarctica. It was just a subject that interested me. Antarctica sure doesn’t have much to do with my own blog, but neither do most of the subject matter of the sites on my blogroll.

      I know what you mean about the mystery of the internet, though; sometimes I wonder at some of the search terms I see in my stats folder.

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