ashparrish
Ash Parrish
ashparrish
Kotaku Staff Writer - Fanfiction Novelist - Unapologetically Black
11h
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But for my mother—and, I suspect, a lot of Black mamas—video game consoles are toys. And toys always have to be put away when you’re done playing with them. Read more

Oct 22
8

The shame directed my way from my parents about my time wasted playing games pushed me away from a career in video games and down a path that would hopefully - maybe, finally - make them proud of me. Read more

Oct 22
2

My first console was a PlayStation, a gift from my mother’s boyfriend. I don’t remember asking for it; I think it was a gift to curry favor. My mother had an antipathy towards video games that bordered on hostility, so while she didn’t outright ban my sister and me from playing them, it was very clear that the Read more

Oct 22
6

I wish I had some of my older console boxes like the Genesis and N64. But yeah, it's part of the "package" for me, so I've held onto every console and handheld box since the PS3 era. Plus I move a lot, so it's handy to have them for more than nostalgic reasons

Oct 21
56

Hey I’m actually the person who posted the thread on reddit! I just got messaged about it and I’m so happy someone with much better investigative journalism skills took up to contact her! Your article has made my whole year better!

Oct 21
10

This is an incredible story... I am so happy for you Ash! This has me feeling more fulfilled than ever to have been able to grow up with this game and realize how deep my roots with it are as a black man and lifelong gamer.

Oct 21
43

You did the Lord’s work with this one, Ash. After the last piece on her, I set off to see what I could find, and came across some of the same things you did. I hadn’t realized how much I cared to find out more until you’d reminded me how much I loved that song. I’ll be honest, I’m surprised to see a follow up. This is Read more

Oct 19
13

Like so many other things that people share on social media, those baby teeth photos are misinformation.
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Oct 19
24

I can’t see the issue. Then again I like drawing teeth in places teeth don’t come from.

So I’m not to be trusted.

Oct 14
1

IT’s good to see I’m not the only one who immediately thought “OF COURSE I’m gonna freak my pet out with this”

Oct 8
2

That’s too early to drink and too early to yell, but I apologize in advance to my neighbors and my dog nevertheless. Read more