Last edited Dec. 2021

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.  The site’s main focus is video/PC games, anime, and related media.

About the author

I’m a licensed attorney, but I still make time to write about games, anime, and 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. I don’t freelance anymore, partly because I get paid better as a lawyer (big surprise there, though I don’t make the kind of “lawyer money” most people think of when they think “lawyer money”, and I really wish I did) and partly because I prefer to keep my writing as an enjoyable hobby rather than making it into work.

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 couldn’t help you anyway even if I were able to (which I’m not.) I also want to place a general disclaimer here: I’ll write about law on occasion on the site, but nothing I write constitutes legal advice. If you want that, hire your own attorney. There’s a reason we charge out the ass for our services.

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. I should say upfront that I’m not interested in putting any guest posts on this blog, though. It’s not that I don’t think there are other really good writers out there — in fact, I post links to great articles around the community at the end of every month. I just want to keep all the work here my own, no other reason.

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.

What’s your policy on commenting?

Generally speaking, I welcome all comments, including corrections if I wrote something grossly or even slightly incorrect. I nitpick stuff myself sometimes, so I’d be a hypocrite if I complained about other people doing the same to me. All I ask is that you try not to be a prick about it. If you are, I’ll still post your comment, but I’ll also think you’re a prick from then on. And so will other readers, probably. So unless you want your prickness on display for the rest of eternity, or at least until humanity comes to an end, think about what you post.

However, if your comment contains slurs or anything I find objectionable or that might get me in shit with search engines, I will delete it. I believe in freedom of speech in public forums (as you’ll see if you read some of my stuff on that subject on the site) but this site is a publicly available private forum, and here I’m a dictator who wields absolute control. Not that it’s much to brag about, having absolute control over a blog. Anyway, if you don’t like that, make your own damn blog. It’s free.

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. Not that I have any problem with such solutions — do whatever you need to do to get through the day, but I don’t want to hear about it.)

How can I contact you?

Please feel free to send me an email at sonata_no1 at hotmail dot com if you have any interest in my writing or anything you might want to talk about. You can send me a DM on Twitter @sonata_no1. I still have my Hotmail account, but it’s flooded as all hell with spam and trash and is completely out of hand. If I find a good alternative, I’ll post it here. I certainly understand people not wanting to use the constant oil-fueled garbage trash fire that is Twitter.

If you don’t mind our conversation being public, you can also leave a comment below and I’ll respond. And on the off-chance I’ve misattributed any art I’ve posted here — I always try to either use my own work or attribute properly and as I’m allowed — please send me a note or DM and I’ll fix the mistake as quickly as possible.

5 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.

  1. I recently sent you an email with a code for a visual novel.
    Just posting a comment here to let you know so it doesn’t get buried under some spam email.

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